Michael Soth

Practice Name: Michael Soth
Address : 14 Hawthorn Close
City: Oxford
Postcode: OX2 9DY
Country: UK
Phone : +44 1865 725 205
Mobile : +44 7929 208 217
Image: Michael
CABP Membership: Full CABP membership and EABP membership including UKCP accreditation
UKCP Accredited: Yes
EABP Member : Yes
Profile:

I am a UKCP registered therapist with more than 30 years' experience of counselling and psychotherapy.

During this time I have worked with many people, from all kinds of backgrounds, and helped them deal with a wide variety of emotional and mental problems.

I work both short- and long-term, with individuals and couples. 

 

As an experienced and senior practitioner, with responsibility for training and supervising other therapists, I have an understanding of the issues faced by therapists in their practice, and what enhances their work over time. Combining the client's and the therapist's perspectives helps us understand more deeply what it takes to make therapy work.

If you want to work with me personally, I have limited availability, and have to maintain a waiting list. For the last 25 years I have, therefore, been running an Assessment & Referral Service in Oxfordshire, to help you find the 'right' therapist for you - quickly and efficiently.

I also offer some mentoring and coaching to senior professionals, consultants and other practitioners who are interested in deepening their self-awareness, the depth of their psychological understanding and their engagement with systemic, organisational and social processes.

I also offer supervision to other therapist, both individually and in small groups.

 

Qualifications and Accreditations:

CABP

EABP

Affiliations:

IARPP

AHP

Theoretical Approach:

My approach is broad-spectrum integrative, embodied and relational.

  • I work with the whole person - with you as you are - the body-emotion-imagination-mind individual within their social context
  • I work with your whole experience including your thinking and reflection - pre-verbal AND non-verbal AND verbal, rather than restricting our work to language and insight
  • I work with feelings - whether they are overwhelming, raw, repressed or absent - as an important aspect of your reality
  • I work with 'character' - those deep habits and patterns which over the course of your lifetime you have grown into, i.e. habitual ways of experiencing yourself and the world, habitual ways of perceiving, feeling, thinking, behaving which you take to be 'normal', but which tend to repeat past wounds and patterns
  • I work with the 'therapeutic relationship' - with our interaction as a reflection or a microcosm of your life, based on the (partially true) notion that how you are in therapy is how you are in life - in a nutshell
  • I work with the 'inner world' - with the various parts and aspects that populate your psyche and their multi-faceted interrelationships (as often revealed in dreams)
  • I work with the 'unconscious' - with those powerful, underlying forces that shape you and organise you (often against your conscious intentions)
  • I work with spontaneous processes - with how things are as well as how they 'should' be, and with the often strong conflict and opposition between your spontaneous and your reflective identity
  • I work with the 'body-mind split' - with the dualism between body and mind embedded in Western culture and your particular share in this
  • I work with 'identity' - those familial, cultural and sub-cultural webs and networks that you belong to and that shape who you are (whether you identify with them or battle against them)
  • I work with you as the subject and potential 'author' of your life - i.e. with your inalienable and undeniable potential for a meaningful, wholesome and fulfilled life whatever your inner or outer reality
  • I work with Jung's idea of the 'individuation process' - the idea that there is the possibility of finding an experience and a way of being that we might point to with the mysterious and elusive notion of 'Self'
  • I work with processes that may be called 'transpersonal', that go beyond your individual identity and constitute a larger sense of belonging and interdependence with others and the world at large
Language:
  • English
  • German
Therapeutic Experience :
  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Body Symptoms
  • Bodywork
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Children & Young People
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coaching
  • Couples
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Discrimination
  • Dissociation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family
  • Flashbacks
  • Gender
  • Hands on BodyWork
  • Identity Problems
  • Infertility
  • Loss
  • Mental Health
  • Minority Issues
  • Obsessions
  • Panic Attacks
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress & PTSD
  • Private Practice Issues
  • Psychosexual Difficulties
  • Psychosomatic Symptoms
  • Race Issues
  • Rape
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Supervision
  • Training
  • Trauma
  • Vegetotherapy
Clients I work with :
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Organisations
The ways I work :
  • Long Term work Face to Face
  • Short Term work Face to Face
  • Time Limited
  • Coaching
Services offered :
  • Psychotherapy
  • Supervision
  • Training
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