“Taking the first vulnerable steps into our own experience, no matter how small or hidden at the beginning, opens us to a more generous life” — David Whyte
My name is Mariella Michaelides and I am an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor. I strongly believe that giving deep attention to our experience, with curiosity and self-compassion, can lead to increased vitality, creativity and empowerment. In my work, I aim to offer you a space in which to do this.
When we sit together, I welcome you to talk about anything you wish to discuss, without self-censorship. I support the exploration of your unique lived experience, both within the context of the relationship that we build together and that of the wider world. I believe strongly in our capacity as humans for deep transformation and my aim is to facilitate the unfolding of your own inner wisdom.
I have worked at a low-cost psychotherapy service in South London and also have career experience of working with people who are building homes away from home. This has made me sensitive to the impact of marginality and the experiences of ‘otherness’ or ‘foreignness’.
I endeavour to respect and embrace all kinds of difference. I am affirmative of LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, and non-judgmental of relationship fluidity.
I have experience working with a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, sexuality issues, relationship issues, guilt and shame, grief and bereavement, and more.
I am currently completing an MA at The Minster Centre and regularly attend Continuing Professional Development trainings. I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework.
Please call me on 07922 234980 or email me at [email protected] if you have any questions, or would like to arrange an initial appointment. I will get back to you as soon as I can.
£65 per 50-minute session.