For me, the aim of counselling and psychotherapy is to help a person live a more fulfilling and enriched life.

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My services

I offer short-term and long-term counselling and psychotherapy to individuals from all age groups, from young adults (18+) to those in later life. 

My aim is to provide a safe and confidential space in which any topic may be explored without judgement. 

Counselling provides an opportunity to talk to a trained professional about concerns and issues that might be difficult to share with family and friends. It is a chance to feel supported, gain insight and make positive changes.

I have a particular interest in working with people whose concerns or anxieties date back to childhood and teenage years, and how this might impact on their work and relationships.

I’m also interested in exploring spiritual, religious and philosophical concerns.
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Areas I can help with include:
  1. Family or relationship issues
  2. Work-related issues
  3. Anxiety
  4. Depression
  5. Bereavement
  6. Traumatic experiences
  7. Addictions
  8. Loneliness
  9. Debt

Lao Tzu about the journey

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

about mike brooks

I have been involved with counselling since 2009. I have both a diploma and a Masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy, and I’m an accredited member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

For me, counselling is not about giving advice or telling you what to do. Rather, my aim is to help you to explore challenging thoughts, feelings and situations so you can find a way forward.

Sometimes there is a particular issue that needs addressing, perhaps an addiction or the death of a loved one. For some, a traumatic experience or a difficult childhood has left a deep wound. Sometimes there is a need to find practical solutions to deal with complicated work or relationship issues.

Therapy mostly involves talking, but it can also be helpful to use breathing exercises, meditation or mindfulness.
my qualifications & experience


  1. MA in Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy
  2. Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
  3. Certificate in illness and the body
  4. Certificate in working with trauma
  5. Certificate in basic drug and alcohol awareness
  6. CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  7. CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  8. BSc (Hons), majoring in psychology

professional bodies

  1. UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
    Accredited member
  2. British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)


  1. Ealing Abbey Counselling Service
  2. Help Counselling Centre,
    Notting Hill
  3. Brunel University Counselling Service
  4. Centre 70 Counselling Service
    West Norwood
  5. The Caravan counselling service
  6. RISE (Recovery Interventions Service Ealing)
  7. Volunteer with Mind
  8. Samaritans (listening volunteer)

maya angelou on change

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”


Please get in touch to find out more or to book an initial consultation. You can call, text or email. I aim to get back to you within 24 hours (longer if a weekend).

The first meeting is a chance to find out whether counselling is right for you and to discuss how we might proceed.

Counselling will take the form of a 50-minute appointment during which we can explore your concerns together. At our first meeting we can agree on an initial number of appointments, which can be reviewed as we go along.
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abraham maslow on value

“We may define therapy as a search for value.”

my fees

A fee of £35-£45 is charged for the initial consultation (depending on location), payable when we meet. Subsequent fees can be discussed on first enquiry or during the first consultation.

Note: Full fee is payable if appointment missed, or cancelled with less than 72 hours notice.

No fee is charged if:
  1. Appointment cancelled by you with 72 hours notice
  2. If I cancel an appointment (I always aim to give plenty of notice).
Fees reviewed annually in March.

JK Rowling on acceptance

“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.”

locations & directions

I use rooms at two locations:
Ealing Quaker Meeting House
Availability: Tuesday evening and Thursday evening
Address: 17 Woodville Road, London W5 2SE
Parking: There is off-road parking at the venue
Venue details:
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Synergie Counselling
Availability: Tuesday daytime, Thursday daytime
Address: 5 New Broadway, Uxbridge Road, Hillingdon UB10 0LH
Parking: There is some parking in front of the premises and in Parkfield Avenue.
Venue details:
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Roberto Assagioli on LIFE'S MYSTERY

“There is no certainty; there is only adventure.”

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