Stefan Mihailov

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FdA, MBACP Reg, MNCPS (Acc)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Cheltenham GL51 & GL52
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

*** Video Online and In-Person Sessions ***

Life gets you down sometimes? Feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or just lost? Anxious, sad or lonely? Would you like to enhance your self-esteem, sense of self or self-worth. Perhaps you're dealing with the impact of growing up with emotionally unavailable parents, or facing challenging romantic, social or friendship relationships.

Whatever it is, you're not alone. Let's chat and see if I can help you navigate this rollercoaster of life.  I'm a therapist who walks alongside people to explore their thoughts and feelings, break free from unhealthy patterns, and build inner strength. Whatever you are feeling, this is real, and there is a reason. There is also a way towards change, and although often not easy, this is a journey of self-discovery. We'll create a safe and supportive space where you can be yourself, no judgment. I won't tell you what to do, but I'll be with you while you uncover valuable insights.

My work is mainly influenced by Person-Centred and Psychodynamic therapy, which means we create a warm, friendly space to explore what's going on for you. Think of it like peeling back the onion layers. As we explore your present circumstances, we may also see how earlier experiences, like those from childhood, might be connected. We may also use elements from different therapy approaches (like CBT or Solution-focused) to tailor things to you, or explore embodied elements to help you understand your autonomic nervous system as part of anxiety and stress management. 

As a therapist who gets neurodiversity, I understand potential challenges faced by individuals with ADHD, autism, and other neurodivergent experiences. But this is you, I want to hear and understand your own experience without putting labels or placing you in a box.

I am experienced in supporting people with a range of issues: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, family issues, relationships, career choices, grief and bereavement, life changes, emotional regulation, past trauma, insecure attachment styles and many other complex challenges.  

The most important thing? Building a real connection to support your healing and growth. Therapy takes work, but our relationship will be the foundation for your journey.

Ready to chat? Schedule a free 15-minute consultation today. Let's see if we're a good fit !

Additional Information:

Online & In-Person Sessions Available (Cheltenham & Remote)
English & Romanian Languages Offered
Registered Member of the BACP & Accredited Member of the NCPS 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Foundation Degree in Therapeutic Counselling (With Distinction) (Level 5)
    Gloucestershire College/University of Gloucestershire
  • Certificates in Counselling Studies (Level 2 and 3)
    Gloucestershire College
  • Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling
    Gloucestershire College
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health
    NCFE - CACHE / Petroc College

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP
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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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).

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£60.00 - £65.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

£60 / online session

£65 / in-person session

When I work

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Hesters Way Community Resource Centre, Cassin Drive, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 7SU

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

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

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
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Additional languages

Romanian

Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams
Whatsapp
Zoom

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