Michael Owens

I encourage clients to explore their difficulties in therapy with a particular focus on the clients’ relationships. The aim is to help clients develop a deeper understanding of their thoughts, feelings and behaviour and define what they want for themselves. Understanding our needs and accepting ourselves can be the first step in making significant changes to our lives. During this process, I assist clients by asking questions, making observations and offering alternative perspectives on their problems. What I won’t do is offer advice because this can get in the way of clients making decisions which are tailored to their needs.
I work with clients on both short and long term contracts. I have a special interest in working with people who have experienced psychological traumas, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the influence of childhood attachments.

The Evening Standard article (13 November 2017) below credits my work with a client experiencing PTSD
Evening Standard 13.11.2017

Professional Status
BACP Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist 2011

Qualifications
Diploma in Trauma Therapy 2017
Post Graduate Diploma (CBT & Counselling Supervision) 2009
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2003
Post Graduate Certificate in Education 1997

Journal Articles
BACP Healthcare, April 2014: CBT – More familiar than you think? (reprint: Therapy Today, May 2014)
BACP Universities & Colleges, May 2013: Supervisor Self-Disclosure
AUCC, March 2012: Introduction to CBT