About me

I offer counselling and coaching through all sorts of life circumstances and stages such as loss, grief, adjustment to life as a new parent or with physical health difficulties. Engaging with counselling can help with mental health challenges such as depression and anxiety. Individual, family, and couples' counselling offered in person and via live video chat.

Training, qualifications & experience

Master's Degree (for UK readers, with a 1st) in Counselling from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX USA. Additional advanced training in counselling for trauma, grief, and emergency/disaster support, community health practices, and career development coaching.

Bachelor's Degree in Religion and Education from Duke University in Durham, NC USA.

My career has spanned many roles in health care, from staff therapist in public and private agencies to business management and senior leader in large health care corporations. I have lived in several countries and cultures, and integrate this experience into my counselling practice.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Specialty areas also include parenting issues, dynamics of separation and divorce, educational and career coaching.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology


Individual session (one hour): £60

Couples' or family session (one hour): £75

Couple's or family session (90 minutes): £90

Rates are the same for in-person and virtual counselling. Discounted fees available during Covid-19 pandemic for health care and other key workers.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Further information

Information on reduced rates for low-income and key worker situations is provided upon application.

15 Hexagon House
Avenue Four
Station Lane
OX28 4BN

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Office is on the first floor of a building with no lift service. Virtual or alternative location sessions can be offered when required.


I offer flexible hours, including evenings, to accommodate your schedule.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Emily Michalik

Emily Michalik