Mariella Michaelides (MBACP) - Integrative Psychotherapist
When we sit together, you can talk about whatever it is you'd like to share. If you don’t know what to say, we can simply begin with that.
Maybe you need to tell your story and have it witnessed. Maybe you are seeking clarity around a specific problem. Maybe you are suffering a bereavement, or a separation. Maybe you’re hoping for a space in which you can simply cry, or rage, without being judged. It is all welcome.
How I work
My hope is that through working with me you will become more aware of what obscures your joy and what gets you closer to your truth. With this in mind, I help you to look for meaning. I think with you about how your past might be affecting the present. I encourage you to examine your fears and your shame, untangle beliefs that no longer serve you, and build your muscle for self-compassion.
What is created through therapy is a relationship. I, therefore, use the relationship that we build together as a doorway into understanding other relationships in your life. I might also invite you to explore what is happening in your body when you are experiencing emotion, as the body is a remarkable access point into feelings.
I welcome people of any gender identity, sexuality, background, or with any relationship style and always endeavour to investigate my biases.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling, Minster Centre
- Working towards an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy, Minster Centre
- Psychodynamic Counselling Skills, WPF
- BA (literature / languages)
- M.Phil Cantab (literature / culture)
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- I work face to face and I am also offering online therapy
- Sessions last 50 minutes and take place weekly
- I offer therapy on an open-ended basis
Please feel free to send me an email, a text message, or to call me if you have any questions, or if you would like to set up an initial session.
Initial sessions are half price and serve as an opportunity to meet, discuss what brings you to therapy, and find out if we feel we are a good fit to work together.