Marianne Mikhail

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5th Avenue Counselling | Stevenage & Chelmsford
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Stevenage SG1 & Chelmsford CM2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Established in 2014, 5th Avenue Counselling is the practice of Marianne Mikhail Msc, offering an accessible option when you need therapeutic support, or just a space to talk and be heard.

The Reduced-Rate Service at 5th Avenue Counselling offers an even more affordable option for the communities of Chelmsford, Harlow, Stevenage and now Sawbridgeworth and the surrounding areas. The team at 5th Avenue Counselling in all four locations are available at the times that are most convenient for you, and have a range of specialities and approaches that can be tailored to your needs at half of the usual price. The service is provided by capable counsellors who are working towards further qualifications at many prestigious institutions.

Marianne Mikhail MSc is an experienced counsellor with a Master's Degree from the University of Greenwich, previously the in-house staff Counsellor at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and is a Registered, Individual member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).

Marianne uses an Integrative counselling style, bringing in elements of the three main theories: Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Together, these form a holistic style that can be applied to a wide variety of situations and personalities. Sessions last 50 minutes and are tailored to each individual's needs.

New Sawbridgeworth location now at:

Allen House Business Centre,                                                                                          The Maltings,                                                                                                                    Station Road,                                                                                                                    Sawbridgeworth,                                                                                                              CM21 9JX

Our Harlow location is at:

The Latton Bush Centre
Southern WayHarlow
CM18 7BL

Please get in touch to discuss anxiety, depression, phobias, bereavement and anything else that we can support you with.

Training, qualifications & experience

2020: Certificate in Couples Counselling

2011-2014: BACP accredited MSC Therapeutic Counselling course, University of Greenwich

  • Three year part-time Masters of Science course at Level 7.
  • Integrative modality consisting predominantly of Psychodynamic, Person-centred and CBT theories.
  • Passed with Merit.

April 2011: City University Counselling Skills Workshop

  • Week-long intensive course run by Joey Lessem, including a detailed overview of main counselling models, and their associated skills.
  • Certificate of completion received.

2005-2008: Psychology BSc degree at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

  • Achieved Upper Second Class grade with Honours.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

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£35.00 - £80.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

£35 per session for the reduced-rate service.

The usual rate is £65-80, but your circumstances are taken into account.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Online Sessions Available Every Day.

Face-to-face sessions available any weekday, until 10pm and Saturdays 9am-5pm.

Further information

Student Placements available at Harlow, Chelmsford, Sawbridgeworth and Stevenage locations for any trainees on BACP or NCS recognised courses.

All three rooms are available for hire by therapists on an hourly basis at only £10 per hour.

Mantle Business Centres Ltd, Kings Court, London Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2NG

Moulsham Mill, Parkway, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 7PX

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
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 access available in Harlow and Stevenage, but unfortunately not in Chelmsford or Sawbridgeworth.

Additional languages


Egyptian Arabic

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Marianne Mikhail
Marianne Mikhail