Michael Leak

Qualified SACAP Counsellor

I am a qualified South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP) Counsellor and registered with the ASCHP as a Specialist Wellness Counsellor. I have completed my Psych Hons. degree. I have been married for almost 25 years and have two children. My wife describes me as a sensitive and conscious partner and my extended family would say I am a pillar of strength and support. I have also been involved with outreach programmes that have strengthened my sensitivity to diversity and have helped me develop my leadership and facilitation skills.

Why do I do this work? My life has not been without its share of challenges, having been given up for adoption as a baby, surviving abuse as a child and being rejected from the family when I married. This and other life challenges have gifted me with the empathy, compassion, and recognition of the power of personal transformation that I believe we all possess. Helping others reduce their pain, see the lessons and opportunities through their suffering while simultaneously creating a more purposeful and expansive and transcendent life is rewarding and meaningful to me.