Emilia Mihali Registered MBACP(Accred)
160 Hadleigh Road
Children and adults' emotional injuries may take many forms such as relationship issues, family difficulties, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, crippling fear, eating disorders and other addictions, physical illness, loss and grief.
Emilia tailors her treatment to the unique needs of her clients, applying psychodynamic and supportive counselling in her treatment.
Emilia believes therapy is both a practical and creative process and potentially, a transformative one. It is the result of the therapist and patient forming a unique therapeutic relationship and together, creating change and development.
Her work began 15 years ago with a focus on working with babies and toddlers from Romanian Orphanages, then in the UK with children, adolescents and families on complex family issues and trauma.
She also gets inspired from working closely with, fellow Jungian and psychodynamic therapists, visual artists and writers. Emilia has a special interest in the creative process and give space for intuitive process to facilitate personal development and dream work.
Emilia is BACP Accredited Psychotherapist and Approved Counsellor with Barnado's Adoption Agency that is registered to provide Adoption placement and support service. (Supp no. 70743)
Training, qualifications & experience
Private Practice-Counselling and Psychotherapy Ipswich
Primary Mental Health Worker CAMHS (IDT) NSFT Suffolk
Honorary Psychotherapist -Psychotherapy & Eating Disorders,Colchester, NHS Essex
Counsellor at Mentis, Acorn Ipswich
Psychotherapist for Young People and Adults - Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse (CARA), Colchester
'I am writing to thank you for the excellent contribution you have made to the life of the clinic during your work as an Honorary Psychotherapist. We believe that our patients have benefited greatly from your skills, commitment and motivation towards their care and development. In addition your presence within the clinic has been a great asset to the dynamic culture that we have sought to develop.' Dr Miomir M. (August 2013)
- Master of Arts (MA) in Children and Young People, Their Families and Carers - Anglia Ruskin University
- Psychotherapist - Diploma in Clinical Psychodynamic Counselling, WPF Therapy
- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist -Trainee at The Anna Freud Centre and The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Emilia has specialised in providing culturally-sensitive counselling and psychotherapy services to people from immigrant communities in the UK, who need help to recover from emotional trauma or depression, and to rebuild their lives over here.
I offer both short term and open ended counselling. Sessions are typically once or twice per week at the same agreed upon time and are for fifty minutes.
Free phone consultation within 24 hours to brief assess your needs and determine the best appointment time suited for you.
Sessions are £40.
I have limited places available for concessions; for full-time students or those on benefits.
For further information and appointments please email, call or text on mobile number given. Please mention your preferred time to be contacted and the best way to reach you.
Emilia has lectured and presented to professionals working for Romanian Orphanages and Local Charities on topics that include: assessment and intervention of child abuse and domestic violence as well as clinical practice skills and crisis intervention. She is a bilingual psychotherapist with dual nationality Romania and English and have knowledge of group dynamics and experience of working with clients from diverse cultures and life style.
'In my fifteen years in working with people in distress I have come to know, both personally and professionally, that there are many psychological injuries that can be healed but that there are also some that cannot. However, we can learn to compensate for such deep injuries by developing other parts of ourselves so that we do not lead with our wounds.'
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday-Friday after 5 pm; Monday: all day
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|