Dr Mona Michels: Counselling Psychologist, CBT Therapist. DPsych, MSc, BSc, HCPC
Elstree & Borehamwood
020 8123 5766
I'm Dr Mona Michels - a warm, friendly, and highly experienced Counselling Psychologist based in NW London. I specialise in treating anxiety, depression, stress, and much more. Alongside consulting at the Priory and HCA private hospitals I have my own private practice in Elstree.
I usually offer Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as the main therapy option, as it's proven to help with a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, OCD and so on. CBT might not be appropriate in all situations, in which case I will discuss other therapy options during our first appointment.
You can find more information about CBT on my website - www.monamichels.com
I speak both English and French fluently, and can therefore conduct therapy in either language.
Training, qualifications & experience
I chose to become a Counselling Psychologist because (I believe) it's the most proactive way to help people through the stressses, strains and problems that everyday life can bring. It's also a proven method of supporting and working through more serious issues such as depression, panic attacks, and so on.
I have a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology from London City University (completed 2009), a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Bangor University (completed 2006), and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Kent University (completed 2003).
I've spent a number of years working at the renowned Priory Hospital in Southgate, as well as providing therapy in Central London for HCA Group (owners of the prestigious Wellington, Portland and Princess Grace Hospitals), and employees of many blue chip companies.
I still consult at The Priory and at HCA alongside my private practice.
I treat a wide range of issues, including -
- General anxiety
- Health anxiety
- Social anxiety
- Panic attacks
- Phobias and Agoraphobia
- Anxiety related to traumatic experiences
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
- Depression (inc post natal depression)
- Low self-esteem
- Anger management
- Couple's therapy
- Readjustment issues
I work alongside, and take referrals from psychiatrists and medical practitioners. I am also happy to take direct bookings from anyone looking for therapy.
I am a fully registered and accredited member of the three main Psychology organisations in the UK - BPS, HCPC, and BABCP (feel free to check my registration on their websites).
About Therapy Sessions:
Therapy sessions are typically on a weekly basis, lasting 50 minutes each time. At your first consultation we will discuss the possible length of treatment, so that you can make an informed decision about further sessions - I will make a recommendation as to how many initial sessions we should have, but there is never any obligation if you feel you don't wish to continue.
I do recommend us having a brief chat on the phone first (there is no charge for that) - then you can ask me any questions that you may have, and decide whether you'd like to proceed with booking the first session.
How Do I Get Started?
Please drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can call me on 020 8123 5766 (if I'm in a session you may get my voicemail, but I will normally call you back the same day).
- Self-funding: £90.00 (first session £65.00)
- Insurance funded: £100.00
- Couples: £120.00 (first session £85.00)
- Skype sessions: £70.00 (first session £50.00)
24 hours notice is required for cancellation without being charged.
Please note that if your insurance company is paying then I will need proof of their authorisation before our first session, otherwise I will have to ask you to pay for the session(s) yourself.
I am registered with every major health insurance company to make it easy for you to pay through your private medical insurance - Axa PPP, Pru Health (& Vitality), Aviva, Cigna, Simply Health, and WPA.
I offer supervision to Psychology colleagues. I have experience in supervising both fully qualified psychologists and therapists, as well as trainees and psychology students.
I offer face-to-face sessions (price dependent on location), or Skype video supervision at £50.00 per 50 minute session.
Please contact me to discuss your supervision requirements.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
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Type of session
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Types of client
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Supervision & training
I offer supervision to Psychology colleagues.View supervision profile