He is a qualified counsellor and a California state-approved Clinical Sexologist: Sex Coach and Sex Educator and holds several massage qualifications. He is a former Chair of ASIS (the Association of Somatic & Integrative Sexologists), the professional body for somatic sexology, which he co-founded with a group of his peers.
His psychotherapeutic influences come from many different schools, including Psychosynthesis, Body Psychotherapy, Bio-Energetics, Babette Rothschild’s Somatic Trauma Therapy, Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing® Technique and psychosexual therapy.
Mike pioneered a new approach to sex therapy called Psychosexual Somatics®. This approach has been taught to practitioners since 2011.
He is also on faculty at the Esalen Institute in California. In early 2016 Mike and his team opened the UK’s first Sexual Wellness Clinic in a private hospital at Spire Southampton Hospital. He has presented Psychosexual Somatics® to the Royal Society of Medicine, the National Health Service (NHS) and to the College of Sex & Relationship Therapists (COSRT) in the UK.
Mike has undertaken a study of many spirituality disciplines and healing methods, including meditation, Tantra, Taoism, Buddhism, Shamanism and Energetic Healing.