Counselling for Mental Health & Well-Being

An accessible counselling service in Rotherham for when times are tough

Therapy near you - Mike Underwood

Hi, I’m Mike Underwood. I have a private counselling service in Wath upon Dearne, near Rotherham, providing affordable mental health services for individual adults. 

I have years of experience in working with people to improve their lives, and you can make an appointment for a free initial counselling session as soon as you’re ready.

Choose between a half-hour consultation free of charge or a full hour for just £20. A consultation is an initial session that allows you to get an idea if counselling with me is suitable for you.

Mental health for a happy life

I know life can seem very hard if you’re trying to live a good life but can’t help yourself being triggered.

It’s as if you keep sabotaging everyone’s happiness and don’t know why. If only you could understand why you overreact, you might finally get some self-control. But who can you talk to for help? Friends and family don’t know what to say. Will they keep it confidential?

However, counselling improves your quality of life because knowing that the conversation is private, you can safely unburden yourself and immediately stop being overwhelmed by strong emotions. Additionally, you can better understand the nature and cause of your problems and find a way forward yourself.

Stop overthinking through counselling

Stop Overthinking

Talk through problems instead and find a more effective way to process what’s bothering you.

Talking therapy to release your tension

Let Go of the Past

Explore your triggers and heal hidden traumas with someone who views you with compassion.

Give your inner critic a rest

Mend Relationships

See how personal growth and resilience can reduce your tendency to be triggered.

“Talking to you enabled me to get right into my centre.”


Looking for Accessible Counselling?

I understand that looking for the right counselling service can be extremely stressful when you’re far from your best. However, I offer a free 30-minute chat to see if I am the right counsellor for you.

Also, you can make an appointment now, avoiding long waiting lists. I’m sure you will find the self-booking appointment system easy to use, and you could easily get an appointment within a day or two.

“I was surprised how quickly I got an appointment.”


Private counselling offers you a range of special features, and I can provide the following.

Experienced male counsellor: If you’re struggling with the pressure to be strong, talking to a man like me will be easier.

Therapy tailored to your needs: We find a way to work through your problems that suit you and face them together.

Flexible hours, 9 am to 9 pm: See me when it’s convenient for you, outside your working hours or shift patterns.

Book an appointment quickly: Get to see someone when you need it most and avoid the distress caused by waiting lists.

Affordable sessions: I’ve researched counselling costs near me and am confident my session fees are very reasonable.

Counselling online, by phone or face-to-face: Choose the method of communication that suits your lifestyle.

“Counselling changes lives.”


What Do You Need Help With?

You can see it’s helpful to talk with someone who is experienced in the issues affecting your mental health, so here are some of the issues I have helped people with to help you decide:

  • Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Men’s Issues
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

“I felt comfortable enough to dive deeper than ever before.”


Counselling FAQs

I am bound by UK law and ethical considerations to disclose harm to children, yourself or others, or serious crimes like terrorism to someone. However, apart from those instances, therapy sessions are confidential, and you can talk without worrying if it’s private. 

For therapy to work, you need to be able to talk as freely as possible. Often, hiding our experiences from others keeps us in isolation, which is not good for us. So, you need to talk and unburden yourself.

I take notes after your session to remind me what you talked about before the next time, but these are protected, and I’m registered as a data controller with the ICO to follow their advice on data protection and keep your personal data safe from unauthorised access.

In the UK, private counselling sessions cost between £30 and £75 for 50 minutes, depending on your circumstances and the type of therapy provided.

However, sessions with me are 60 minutes long. I offer concessionary rates for individuals in certain circumstances.

Type of SessionPrice
Online or Telephone£40

I also offer a free consultation so you can see what talking with me would be like and to help you decide if you wish to go further with my support.

Sessions are structured with a start, middle and end. Simply put, we see what’s troubling you, discuss your thoughts and feelings around your chosen topics, and then I offer feedback on what you’ve said.

First of all, I will aim to help you to relax. I will make you feel welcome and gently inquire what your expectations and aims are in the sessions. The first session is also called a consultation because it gives us both a chance to see if we’re a good fit to work with each other.

Secondly, I aim to listen as you give me an overview in order for me to understand what you’ve been through and help establish how I can be helpful.

Finally, we would round off the session with a summary of the topics discussed that were most important to you. This is to help you learn something valuable to improve your life experience.

According to Dr. Carl Rogers, who founded counselling theory, if the relationship between you and your therapist is one of trust, there will be an improvement in your thinking process.

Thinking patterns such as worrying what others might say or think about you can be unhelpful because you become fearful and stop trusting yourself. Although the intention of worry is to protect you from rejection, you may have formed unrealistic opinions of yourself that impact your mental health.

Talking and discovering how you can be yourself easily with me allows you to get a good idea of who you really are. The “sense of self”, as it is often called, makes it possible for you to trust your inner voice and know your own mind confidently. There should also be an improvement in your ability to make decisions.

“I don’t know how it worked. I just feel loads better.”


Book a Counselling Appointment

Discover how counselling could help you with your current situation without any obligation. You can choose between a half-hour free of charge or a full hour for just £20.

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