About Mike Ward

Welcome to MCW Professional Therapies.Mike Ward Therapist

When we are looking for a particular type of service or trade we have a natural curiosity to find out more information about who we could be working with. Knowing this, I have provided relevant details in the sections below that could help with answering some of the questions you may be asking yourself.  I do the same, I look for credibility and integrity, are the people who I could be doing business with trustworthy and will they deliver their skills and services professionally. 

Afterall these are all important areas to consider when investing your time and money. As therapy is very personal, it is useful to know more about how I work, the services I provide and the assurances that maintain, safety, transparency, discretion and confidentiality. Please click on the sections below to read further detail.

 

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Psychology ( University of Winchester)
  • BA (Hons) Intergrative Therapy and Counselling psychology ( University of Winchester)
  • Advanced Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Trauma and PTSD. ( Centre of Stress Management, British Psychological Society Approved)
  • Neuro linguistic Programming - Master Practitioner and Coach. ( Accredited by the Association of Neuro Linguistic programming, ANLP)
  • EMDR ( Dominc Beirne School of Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy)
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • HND Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling ( Eastleigh College of further Education)

 

Accredited Registers, Professional Associations and DBS Certificate

In addition to the professional associations below, I am also on listed on the Accredited Voluntary Register that is Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (AVR). The AVR scheme was set up by the Government to improve standards and safety for the benefit of the public. This demonstrates my comittment and integrity to maintain very high professional standards, enhancing safety and offering an ethical service.  

BACP - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am on the Accredited register as an approved Psychotherapist.

BPS - British Psychological Society. I am registered as a student member as I pursue my academic learning further towards a Doctorate.

GHR and GHSC - General Hypnotherapy Register and General hypnotherapists Standards Council.  I am registered as a Clinical Hypnotherapist.

NCS - National Counselling Society. I am Accredited and on the accredited registers as an approved Psychotherapist.

CNHC - Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council - Registered as a Clinical Hypnotherapist.

 I have a full DBS certficate. (Previously known as Enhanced CRB)

Assurances, Confidentiality and Ethics.

A confidentiality statement can be provided on request, this outlines how we maintain confidentiality of the appointments and protection of your personal infomation. Consent is gained from yourself with regard to the treament plan. It is important for all our clientèle to know that we pride ourselves on offering a confidential and discreet service that protects your privacy and anonymity. Upon arrival at your appointment time, you will be greeted personally and taken to our consulting room.

 

 

Continuing Professional Development

Continuing professional development plays an important part in maintaining a high standard of service that I provide to my clients, Each month I complete on average 10 hours, which includes a range of formal taught courses, reading, research and discussions with peers. Applying myself to this level each month, ensures that I am keeping up to date with the latest research and thus I am able to share and include relevant information to help clients with their particular issues. It keeps both my clinics at the forefront of providing a modern and effective service.

Specialist areas

Although I work with all the areas outlined on the first page, in Chandlers Ford I specialise in all aspects of anxiety, phobias, depression, trauma and PTSD, Weight loss and food addictions.

I see many clients at my practice in Chandlers Ford who come to see me for help with anxiety, it is something that appears to be increasing in our culture and environment. This could be the result of the many pressures of life and expectations, life can be very competitive. With anxiety on the increase, in 2014 I opened The London Anxiety Clinic in Harley Street London and the service is full and very effective. With regard to Trauma, I have vast knowledge and client experience of working within this particular field,  I provided Trauma consultancy work for a blue light emergency service. I work with the effects of combat, acute stress and ptsd, including violent  crime, rape and childhood sexual abuse, I spent over 10 years working for a charity that only works for traumatised clients. Recently I was awarded '' The Mayor of Winchester community award', in recognition of my service to the community regarding my work with trauma and dedication within this local agency.

In addition to my anxiety clinic in Chandlers Ford and London, I recently opened ' Your ideal Weight Clinic''  I specialise in helping clients to achieve their desired weight and assist clients in reducing their compulsions to particular foods.

 

 

Referral sources

Both practices are very busy, and I receive referrals from, Doctors, psychologists, Occupational Health therapists, self referrals, schools, community mental health teams, youth charities, security professionals, private security firms and many different types of businesses. I am also invited to participate in work at both national and international levels. The  larger majority of refferals are through word of mouth, from previous clients who advise their friends and families.  Advertising only accounts for 2% to 3% of my total work.

Costs

All costs for appointments are reviewed on an individual basis with my clients. (Charges for cancellations less then 24 hours are subject to the full fee of the appointment cost)

 

Locations

I have recently moved my practice in Hampshire, from Eastleigh to the heart of Chandlers Ford, working from a beautiful victorian cottage. The ambience and environment adds another positive perspective to the therapy process.  In London I am at No 1 Harley Street working in a beautiful Georgian building.

What happens next?

You may decide to contact me via email or telephone, either is perfectly fine and  we arrange a suitable and convenient time where you can have the additional opportunity to make use of a 30 minute complementary telephone consultation with me. This is an opportunity where you can ask further questions that are important to you. If you have made the decision that you want to work with me, we discuss availability and arrange an appointment that fits with your diary. At out first meeting we agree and outline what it is you want to achieve from your therapy sessions and then in the same appointment we begin to include the relevant interventions. 

Therapy and coaching sessions can be provided face to face, telephone and via skype