About Me

I have almost always been a 'helping' person. I began helping others when a child, as my father had suffered a serious stroke and I supported him in many ways.

As the years rolled by, and I began working with other people, I noticed they often opened up to me. So, I realised I was a 'good listener', and began my formal counselling training, which took five years.

What am I like?

Others often say that I am quiet, calm, and make them feel safe. I would add that I have helped many people make positive changes in their lives through therapy, and that I really love doing this work.

My own view about difficulties is summed up here:

"To reach something good, it is useful to have gone astray."

Saint Teresa of Avila
(16th Century Christian Mystic)

I see difficulties as the start of a learning experience, and rather than judge you, I respect you for your struggle to make things right in your life.

photo of Mike - counsellor at Liberate Counselling

I am sure that between us, we can create an atmosphere of acceptance where it is easier for you to find new ways of responding better to the ongoing situation.

My work in an NHS Occupational Health setting and also in a local family support centre has given me experience of working with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, workplace stress and relationship problems.

I saw that counselling could be accessible to more people using online technology and so took an additional qualification in online counselling.

Mike Underwood Dip.Couns.

Can I be of service?

I have helped many people turn their lives around, and if you enlist my services I will do what I can to support you too!

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Qualifications

  • Certificate in Counselling Studies
    2014, CPCAB
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
    2016, CPCAB
  • Diploma in Online Counselling (Credit)
    2017, OCST

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