Who Am I?
My name is Mike Clement and I'm a professional counsellor and registered nurse.
I have been using counselling skills as a therapist and nurse for the past 20 years to help people like you through dark times.
Because I have been through dark times myself and have had counselling to get through, I know how important it is to talk to the right person.
Apart from being in private practice, I am also a:
I'm interested in helping people with:
I am committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental place.
I can help you explore your thoughts and feelings and find your own inner resources to help you to cope and experience meaningful personal growth.
I work with clients on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
Even just a few sessions of counselling can to be life changing.
"I want clients to know that I have wrestled with therapy and with life and will share their journey." (Charles Kramer)
How can counselling help you with your problems?
Counselling gives you with a safe, confidential place to talk freely about anything you want without feeling judged.
Whether it's talking about your feelings, thoughts or problems that are troubling you, counselling is an chance to talk to someone who will listen and give you their full attention.
Many people know that just being able to talk to the right person can be a like lifting a huge weight off your mind.
"The human soul doesn’t want to be advised or fixed or saved. It simply wants to be witnessed — to be seen, heard, and companioned exactly as it is." (Parker J Palmer)
What if I'm worried about having counselling?
Many people feel the need to talk to someone apart from their friends or family about their problems but they afraid about what counselling is about.
You might have seen counselling on TV and think you have to lie on a couch and talk about your private life.
Some of your family and friends might have had counselling before and said it was a bad experience or it didn't work for them.
Have a look at my Frequently Asked Questions page which will hopefully answer your questions and get rid of any worries you might have.
What Counselling Do I Provide?
I have a humanistic, person-centred approach to counselling which means ...
I believe that every person is unique and has value, and has the potential to change and grow no matter what their circumstances are.
By offering you honesty, empathy and acceptance, I want to provide you with a safe, non-judgemental space where you can find the courage to explore your own thoughts, feelings and choices.
I won't try to solve your problems for you because I believe that you are the most qualified person to do that.
I challenge you to experience the power of being listened to by someone who honestly cares and seeks to accept you for who you are.
It is a process that has the possibility for you to learn to listen to yourself without fear or judgement, to accept yourself and to find the courage to move towards your true self and become the person you really want to be.
Is Phone & Online Counselling Effective?
Yes it is.
Counselling by phone, video or live text can work just as well as sitting in a room with a counsellor.
Sometimes, it's better because you find you can share your feelings easier.
It also has many advantages.
You don't have to drive and find parking.
It can be done anywhere you are comfortable.
Telephone counselling sessions offer you the opportunity for privacy and discretion.
Where Am I?
I have counselling rooms in:
I also offer the convenience of phone, video or text counselling
If you feel that I might be able to help you,
have any further questions,
wish to talk about your counselling needs or
would like to make an appointment, please contact me.
"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being." (Albert Schweitzer)
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