Locations: NHS Lambeth

Michael Swales

  • Addiction
  • Isolation & Loneliness

  • Trauma

  • Life Transitions

Michael offers a confidential, safe space to work with whatever may come up for the client. His approach is caring and compassionate and born out of the experience that while engaging with therapy can be daunting, it is also a place where curiosity, playfulness and humour can have a part to play. Michael offers clients a space where they can explore the origins of their patterns of behaviour and thoughts and may also work with them toward a more solution-focused outcome. As a practitioner, he makes no judgement and knows that each client is a unique individual with different needs and expectations.

Prior to working in the therapeutic field, Michael had successful careers in fashion, finance, and hospitality, which gifted him with a perspective on change and what it can bring to the surface. Michael draws on elements of Gestalt, Transpersonal, Psychodynamic, Existential and Person-Centred approaches, with a focus on presence and the transformative effect of connection to self and others.

Michael has experience in relational and substance addiction, working with young adults in residential treatment. He has also worked as a volunteer with adults who live with severe mental health issues, agoraphobia, and the isolation that can comes from this.

Michael is an integrative counsellor in training. He is a BACP student member and works at The Awareness Centre’s low-cost counselling service in Clapham and NHS Lambeth Talking Therapies.

Antoinette Prince
Megan Karnes – Diploma in Supervision