Michael has a person centred philosophy at the core of Michaels practice; he works in non-directive way, inviting clients to discuss the issues that they feel are most important and at their own pace.
Michael believes that significant relationships throughout our lives have a large impact on our sense of self and that experience of not ‘good enough’ relations can negatively affect this, causing potential problems in later life.
Clients are also free to work in a more structured approach and explore the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. Above all, Michael hopes to provide a safe, honest, and secure relationship to clients in which they may wish to look at their patterns (positive and negative) of relating to others.
Michael has worked with clients from minority and ethnic groups across local charities and based his dissertation on looking at the impact of sexuality on identity, particularly in the LGBT community. As a support worker Michael has worked with clients experiencing difficulties with transgender identity as well as individuals with learning disabilities and mental health diagnosis.
Michael completed at degree with honours in Psychology and philosophy (BSc) and has gone on to study counselling for 5 years at Leeds Metropolitan university (now Beckett) at both certificate and the professional diploma level (Dip HE Therapeutic Counselling), Michael is hoping to return to university and pursue a MA in the future.
Michael is a registered member of the BACP (British association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and is moving toward accreditation status.
Michael has worked in a paid and voluntary capacity in a number of local charities. Michael is currently on the counselling team at The Market Place, a charity supporting young people in the Leeds area. Michael also works in the community for St Anne’s helping clients reach goals as identified in their person-centred support plans, this might include goals such social inclusion and family reconciliation. Michael has also worked as a volunteer counsellor at BARCA and with Harrogate College, and as a volunteer helping to facilitate a LGBT youth group with Yorkshire MESMAC.
Michael has experience of working with clients on a wide range of issues including bereavement, substance and alcohol misuse, anxiety, and self-harm. He has worked with clients in both short and long term work across these services.
How to Contact Michael
Contacting Michael Eyre is simple. To have a chat about what your requirements might be, or to book an initial consultation, you can phone him or contact him by email.
Tel: 07725 515391
Contact Horsforth Centre: