Mr Michael O'Rourke

Mr Michael O'Rourke

Counselling, Psychotherapy 30048752

  • Fee assured
Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Psychotherapy

About me

I work with men and women and have over 20 years experience of working in the field of addiction (alcohol, drugs, porn, gambling and others). I am particularly interested in working with male survivors of childhood abuse - this can be physical, sexual or verbal (such as shaming or shouting at a child).

I will help you understand the difficulties that life is presenting today and help see where the pain began. Realising that you aren't 'bad' or 'wrong' is important, and seeing that old ways of surviving such as by using alcohol, which was once a creative solution, is no longer working - it is now time to adopt healthier ways of living. Understanding the root causes of your difficulties will help you improve ways of communicating and relating to those around you.

I have a high level of cultural competence and work with clients who might have been born outside of the UK, or who have a cultural identity and heritage which is born of a few or many cultures. I have experience working with men who identify as gay, MSM, and other members of LGBTQ+ communities, having worked with Terrence Higgins Trust in London.

Areas of interest

addiction; childhood sexual abuse; childhood trauma; adverse childhood experiences (ACEs);low-self esteem; anxiety and depression; anger and rage; relationship difficulties; sex and sexuality difficulties; LGBTQ+ communities

Consultant's practices
Information for healthcare professionals

Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)

Procedures completed

  • AA808

    Counselling session - (5-50)

  • AA034

    Psychotherapy session - (5-50)

  • AB075

    Psychotherapy session - remote - (1-5)

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