Michaela Borg

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MBACP, Bereavement and Loss Counsellor - Online/Phone
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Abergele, Conwy, LL22
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name is Michaela (she/her) and I specialise in supporting people through bereavement, grief and loss. 

Having experienced the traumatic death of someone close to me, I understand that grief can feel life-changing. You may be feeling stuck, like you can’t move forward with your life or enjoy the things you used to. Maybe you are struggling with anxiety, anger, depression, or a loss of confidence and a sense of who you are. 

I can help you to cope with your loss, to re-find meaning and purpose in your life and to believe that you will be able to enjoy life again.

Some examples of the kind of loss that I can help with are: 

  • Sudden unexpected death, for example in an accident or illness
  • Childhood loss that still affects you as an adult
  • Loss during Covid-19. You may have been unable to see your loved one at the end or have a proper funeral due to restrictions in the Pandemic
  • Complicated grief when your relationship has not been easy, perhaps leaving you feeling angry and hurt. This might be because you argued, were separated or because the person who died was abusive
  • Delayed grief, this is sometimes because of family conflict or something in your life that means to don’t process your loss
  • Suicide or suspected suicide
  • Death of a baby or child including through miscarriage or stillbirth
  • Anticipated grief, this is the grief you feel as you anticipate the loss of a loved one or your own death after a diagnosis of terminal illness or dementia
  • Death of a beloved pet

Everyone's experience with loss is unique, and we will work in a personalised way that fits your individual needs, enabling you to find ways to move forward into a ‘new normal’ in a healthy and meaningful way. 


There are other losses that I can support you with, including:

  • Relationship breakdown
  • A sense of loss of childhood because of abuse or loss of security through sexual violence
  • Loss of freedom to choose and loss of control due to ill health or an accident

How I work
I work online and on the phone. 

I will provide safe, non-judgmental, compassionate and empathetic counselling where you will feel supported and heard. My goal is to help you find meaning and purpose in the midst of loss and to help you to find the tools and support you need to cope and move forward.

I work with an integrative model of counselling which is a holistic approach that draws on several different theories and techniques to create a personalised approach that is tailored to each individual client and their unique needs, goals and circumstances.

I welcome clients from diverse backgrounds. 

Privacy: You can find full details on my website of how I process any data that you provide to me. The button is at the top of this page. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have volunteered as a counsellor in a number of settings and gained valuable experience: Marie Curie Hospice, Chester Sexual Abuse Support Service and Healthbox CIC. 

This experience allows me to support people who are grieving with other issues. These include feelings of unhappiness and being unsettled, anxiety, depression, difficulties with self-esteem and confidence, rape, sexual abuse and sexual assault and challenges in coping with major life changes such as redundancy, divorce, and relocation, relationship issues and work-related issues.

Qualifications & recent professional development
I have a CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and I am a registered member of BACP. 

I have undertaken professional development on a range of topics, including:

  • Working with loss and bereavement 
  • Understanding childhood grief and loss
  • Understanding complex grief
  • Bringing visibility to domestic abuse-related suicide.
  • Understanding trauma and its effects on our physical health and life

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

First session

Please use the email button or phone button to make contact. Leave me a message and I will get back to you, usually within 24 hours, to arrange a free 30-minute session. 

This will give us time to talk about what you are looking for and for me to answer any of your questions. I can also tell you a bit more about how counselling works if you are unfamiliar with the process. 

You can decide if you feel comfortable with me and for me to understand more about your needs and to see if I feel that I am the right person to help you. There is no obligation to continue working with me after this.

If we feel that we can work well together then we will schedule a full counselling session. This will last 50 minutes and for a regular day and time each week, online or on the telephone as you prefer.

Therapy can be short, medium or long-term and we will review regularly and agree when you think you will be ready to end counselling. This will always be your choice.

When I work

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Further information

Privacy: I will discuss how I process any data that you provide to me in our first session and I will send you a written privacy statement.

Llanddulas, Abergele, Conwy, LL22

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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