About Michael Forfieh
I work as a Forensic Mental Health Practitioner for a charity called: Together: for Mental Wellbeing. The role is rewarding and complex as I support probation officers working with service users who are experiencing mental health concerns. I have been in this role since January 2015 I have grown in my appreciation of working alongside other skilled mental health practitioners and probation officers.
In September 2015 I began working as a visiting lecturer on the MSc Therapeutic Counselling course. Working with students is rewarding on a number of levels: their reflective enquiry reminds me of the process I took a few years ago in becoming a counsellor. In truth the process is unending.
In 2014 I held a number of interesting roles including a Counsellor in a prison, at the University of Kent as a Student Mentor and Family Health Isis as a Counsellor and Facilitator for Time to Change.
I counsel in private practice and like the diversity of client contact I have in my working week between probation service users, students and private clients.
I relax by playing Basketball, riding my Longboard (Silversurfer) playing chess, listening to good Jazz and baking artisan breads.
I am passionate about the work I am involved with and look for that A-ha moment when the light comes on for a person I am working with.