Hal M.

Contact Details

Address:
Pudding Mill Lane, Stratford, London, E15 2ZF
Email:
Phone:
Mobile:
07961114961
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Location

Directions:
Exit at Pudding Mill Lane DLR, then walk along Cook's Road.

Fees & Charges

My standard fee is £50 per therapist’s hour (50 minutes minimum) and further adjust my fees according to my clients’ income and affordability.

Please be aware that appointments rescheduled, cancelled or not attended are charged at the full amount unless 48 hours notice is given.
In any of those cases, please confirm in txt/email, so we don’t miss any sessions.

You are free to cancel up to three sessions a year without charge.
I accept cash, PayPal, Pingit, bank transfer.

Access:

Online/Internet Counselling, Skype Video Counselling, Telephone Counselling, Wheelchair access.

My clients

Gender & Sexual Minorities Experienced:
Androgyne
Bisexual
Cross Dresser/Transvestite
Gay
Heterosexual
Kink/BDSM (all gender/sexualities)
Lesbian
Questioning
Trans F2M
Trans M2F
Transgender
Unsure
Age ranges:
Adults
Seniors (60+)
Young Adults (16-24)
Relationship Styles:
Closed/Monogamous
Friend and Family members
Open
Polyamorous

About me

 

I am a Person-Centred/humanistic therapist, who additionally works relationally.

Speaking from experience, it really seems that the more there is a bond, an awareness of what’s happening in the relationship of client and therapist, the sooner the healing starts. 

 

I focus on the obstructions that stand between you and a happier/more fulfilled you and will explore ways with you to tackle these. 

 

I have also spotted over the years that specific working areas have emerged in my therapy work: 

  

1. Depression/anxiety/PTSD

 

2. HIV and disability-related issues, as sadly these all are still central issues to many people, especially to:   

 

3. members of the LGBT+ community, as also an individual’s sexual or gender identification often still lead to hate crimes, leaving its victims at a higher risk of suffering from depression or indeed feeling suicidal. I of course also welcome anyone else who would like to explore LGBT+ related issues (e.g. parents, teachers, employers, etc.)

 

4. BDSM/Fetishism/Kink: I’m an active member of the Kink-community, highly affirmative in my work, open to explore any aspect of BDSM-practises of my client and take a very firm stand towards anyone being pathologised because of their sexual preferences  

 

5. Social/musical subcultures: I have a particular closeness to subcultures, be it those who identify as Mods, Rockers, Punks, Goths, or Metalheads etc. as a high percentage of members within these groupings have to face either being ostracised by society or indeed are victims of hate crime (such as the tragic death of Sophie Lancaster), resulting feelings of isolation and depression; many face major obstacles in the job market due to their chosen looks or struggle sustaining themselves as artists/musicians, as described in the September issue of Therapy Today; issues of substance misuse, alcohol addiction, gambling, self-harm, pressures within the music industry, financial exploitation and sadly too many cases of resulting suicides (e.g. Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington, these being merely the famous cases) 

 

6. Intercultural/interreligious therapy: I had several clients assigned to me as they, similar to me, also had a Muslim background. Those in one way or another, struggled bringing together their likes/preferences (be it regarding sexuality, culture or politics) with their more conservative parental cultural or religious upbringing. So I have helped e.g. Muslim members of the LGBT+ community to come out, aided in dealing with issues like arranged marriage and honour crimes, or women in danger of having FGM imposed on them.

 

Obviously these working areas seem to have gravitated towards me/emerged, as I am a member of all of these areas myself, meaning I will always speak from within, never as an uninvolved-seeming 'onlooker'.

 

When required - especially currently, I also conduct in my counselling sessions via telephone, Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp or VSee, whatever my client feels more comfortable with.

 

IDies alles auch gerne auf Deutsch. 

Sexual & Gender Identity:
Gay - Male

Experience and approach

Specific experience and training:

Working With Personality Disorder, K.U.F. awareness level, May 2019

1st year of BSc Psychology, Arden University, August 2018

Neuroscience for Coaches: Changing Habits and Brain Health, delivered & presented by Gabija Toleikyte, Ph.D. May 2017

How the Mind Heals Your Body, D.R. Hamilton, Ph.D. August 2017

Drugs and Alcohol: Awareness and Interventions, Mosaic Training  November 2014

 

Therapies Practiced:
Counselling, Counselling Psychology, Psychotherapy.
Specialisms and interests:

  Please see my descriptions under About me.

Theoretical approach:
Couple Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Existential, Group Therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Intercultural/Transcultural, Interpersonal, Person-Centred, Relational, Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
Ethical Framework:
BACP.

Qualifications

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (QCF)
CPCAB (Sep 2013)
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (QCF)
CPCAB (Nov 2015)
Accreditations:
BACP Registered
BPS

Issues and problems I can help with:

Addictions/Compulsive behaviours, Ageing Issues , Agoraphobia, Anger Management, Anxiety/ Panic Attack, Attention Deficit Disorders/ ADHD, Autistic Spectrum, Bereavement/Grief, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorders, Childhood Sexual Abuse (Perpetrators), Childhood Sexual Abuse (Survivors), Chronic Physical Ilness, Civil Partnership Preparation/ Dissolution, Co-Dependency, Coming Out Issues, Cross Dressing/ Transvestism, Cultural/Ethnic Issues, Depression, Developmental Disabilities, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Drug/ Alcohol Misuse, Emotional Growth & Development, Erectile Difficulties, Gender Identity Concerns, Harrassment, HIV/ AIDS, Homophobic Bullying, Insomnia/ Sleep Disorders/ Apnea, Intimacy Issues, Kink/BDSM Identity Concerns, Learning/ Physical Disability issues, Pain Management, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress, Psychosis, Psychosomatic Illness, Rape/ Sexual Assault/ Sexual Trauma, Relationship Issues, Religious Conflicts, Schizophrenia, Self Esteem/Confidence, Sexual Arousal/ Desire Difficulties, Shame/Guilt, Stress Management, Suicidal Behaviour/Ideation, Transgender, Trauma, Weight Loss/Management/Obesity, Workplace Issues.

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