Mike is not just a qualified addiction counsellor; he's a man who has experienced the nightmare of addiction himself. That's why he understands first hand what his clients are going through. Alongside holding an academic honours degree in addiction from Bath University, he also has a degree in life
Hello there! I'm Mike. My list of qualifications, professional and personal experiences, and direct understanding of addictions allow me to bring empathy to the table. Not to mention, my skills can help you follow in my path, showing you a way out of the darkness of addiction and into the light.
My wealth of experience also includes being selected for a key honorary contract within the NHS. This involved assisting in London's sexual health clinics and delivering support as a drug and alcohol specialist advisor for clients experiencing chemical and sexual dependency
Utilising my unique mix of skills, training, and experience, I worked extensively with the LBGTQ community and particularly with those affected by the chemsex trend in London and around the world
In 2017 I left London to work in a specific LGBTQIA rehab in Thailand. This was the only rehab in the world outside of the United states of America that had inclusive treatment for the LGBTQIA population.
During my time there, I designed and facilitated a chemsex abstinence group while also delivering addiction education, relapse prevention skills, and interpersonal group therapy. 1-1 therapy was also an essential part of the program. Furthermore, one-on-one therapy was also an essential part of the program, and I got to work with people in the LGBTQIA community from all over the world and truly make a difference
In July 2020, I returned to London and now work privately with gay and bisexual men who struggle with addiction and/or mental health issues. It is important for me to deliver quality, one-on-one therapy alongside group therapy sessions depending on the needs of each individual client. When working with me, you will find that I am non-judgmental and constantly put my multifaceted skills into use. As a result, I can guide you out of addiction.
For an appointment contact Mike Power - Addiction Therapist
Bsc in Addiction Science and Counselling
FdSc Addiction Counselling FDAP (reg.)