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About Me

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Michael Uccelli (MBACP Accred)

I have been a counsellor for over 10 years and worked as a full time counsellor in several secondary schools for over 6 years. Setting up successful counselling services in 2 local schools.  I am currently the Lead Counsellor in a leading independent boys school (Secondary and prep), and a visiting counsellor in another mixed secondary school.

I regularly provide talks to schools and parents relating to mental health issues and talks relating to the themes I see most regular in my work with young people.


After a degree and masters in psychology, I furthered my studies to a BA in Person Centred counselling at the Metanoia Institute.  This has provided me with an established and well recognised qualification.  I am also an Accredited Member (MBACP Acred) of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and adhere to their ethical framework.

I deeply believe in the ethos, values and morals of the Person Centred Approach to counselling.  I have experience working with all age groups and along with my private practice I also provide counselling to three local secondary schools and one primary school.

My current interests also include working with sportspeople (of any age).  Having enjoyed sport to competitive level, and having experienced serious injury, I am interested in working with sportspeople who are either struggling with injury, competitiveness or any other barriers that are stopping them from reaching their goals.



BA in Person Centred Counselling

MSc in Applied Psychology

BSc in Psychology with Sport Science


Recent Short Courses I have attended

  • 2020    Life Happens: How to Grow Through Change with Julia Samuel
  • 2019     Grief and Sorrow with Julia Samuel
  • 2019     Young people, Identity, Bullying and Failure – With Nick Luxmoore
  • 2018     Mindsight Institute – Dan Siegel Series
  • 2017     Working with children and young people: Self harm, eating disorders and supporting the  LGBT community (BACP CPD programme)
  • 2016     Child protection Level 3
  • 2015     Trauma and Young People
  • 2014     Exploring Invisible Autism
  • 2014     Group Facilitation
  • 2013     Working with Trauma
  • 2013     Awakening from Trauma – Relational Attachment
  • 2013     Play therapy and using the Arts
  • 2013     Keeping the Balance and Road Maps (Confidentiality, Legal and Ethical issues)
  • 2012     Hatred, anger and self-harm – for counsellors who work with young people
  • 2011     Child Protection Awareness
  • 2010     Working with young people who self-harm
  • 2010     Working with young People with Eating Disorders
  • 2010     Basic Drug and Alcohol training
  • 2009     A Person Centred Approach to counselling with young people