Michael Rivers

Suffolk based EMDR Therapist offering EMDR, Psychotherapy, Counselling and Clinical Caseload Supervision
Registered & Accredited (MBACP) | Based in Ipswich, Suffolk


Michael is a qualified, warm, and professional psychotherapist and EMDR therapist offering a private, ethically bound, and confidential space for one to one appointments Monday to Friday during the day and evenings.

Michael works from home in a separate room set aside for the purposes of seeing clients for counseling, psychotherapy, and EMDR.

Reflecting the current COVID-19 situation, he can offer online counseling, psychotherapy, and EMDR via the secure end to end encrypted platform called Zoom. Download Zoom for free here.

EMDR Therapy

EMDR therapy is a specialist approach. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. It is a psychotherapy that has been proven to be effective in treating psychological trauma and is recommended by the UK’s National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Also, it is effective in working across a broad range of other symptoms.

Treatable symptoms using EMDR

  • Health anxiety
  • General anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Phobias
  • Medically unexplained symptoms
  • Attachment disorder
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
  • Sleep problems
  • Grief and mourning
  • Chronic pain
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem and performance anxiety
  • Disturbing or traumatic memories
  • Emotional difficulties


I am a fully qualified Counsellor & Psychotherapist registered with and Accreditted by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer a warm, accepting and non-judgmental approach and work within the confines of confidentiality and anonymity. In addition to EMDR I offer the following therapies:

Areas of counselling I deal with

Clinical Supervision

I offer clinical supervision to qualified therapists, students of counselling who are in training and hold professional standing as a committee member of EMDR East Anglia.

Drawing upon 25 years of clinical experience in the field of Psychotherapy and Counselling I have completed a relational integrative counselling and psychotherapy supervision Diploma with EMDR Services facilitated by Paul Hitchings from the Metonoia Institute.

About Michael

I am an experienced, accredited and registered Counsellor & Psychotherapist with the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy). I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework and work within their Code of Ethics. As of 2019, I have worked within the NHS, GP surgeries, reputable established national charities for 19 yrs and private practice for some 25 years. My work within the NHS has involved working within IAPT (Improved Access to Psychological Therapies) as a psychotherapist and counsellor within the Felixstowe and Ipswich areas engaging across a broad range of client issues.

Diploma in Integrative Relational Supervision
EMDR Sevices, 2019
Diploma in Counselling
Association of Natural Medicine, Witham, 1993 -1996
Certificate of completion and competence in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
MSc programme. Metanoia Institute, London, 1996-2002
Attachment Focused EMDR for Complex Trauma
Dr Laurel Parnell, Parnell Institute, 2016
Diploma in Counselling Skills
Association of Natural Medicine, Witham, 1993 -1995
Certificate in Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR)
Levels I, II, III and IV (EMDR Works/Europe) 2013 – 2015
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Association of Natural Medicine, Witham, 1994-1995

Fees and Charges

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Please be aware that I operate different pricing for those referred from EAPs and other professionals. Please get in touch to find out more.





Ipswich, IP4


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