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Hi, I’m Michaela. I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I work online as well as in person in Tavistock and Lifton in Devon. If you are 18 years old or over and you are struggling to manage in your everyday life because of anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, grief or other situation, please get in touch.



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Hi, I’m Michaela. I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I work online as well as in person in Tavistock and Lifton in Devon. If you are 18 years old or over and you are struggling to manage in your everyday life because of anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, grief or other situation, please get in touch.


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My Experience

After working in business for many years, I re-trained as a counsellor.  I qualified as a counsellor and psychotherapist and established a private practice in Tavistock, Devon alongside my work at a Plymouth-based Community Interest Company, where I also volunteer.  I offer counselling and psychotherapy support for a wide range of adults who are experiencing issues including domestic abuse; anxiety and depression; relationship issues; domestic abuse; struggles in the workplace or in their role as a carer, and more.  I am also qualified to work online which allows me to offer support to clients living further afield.

Grief
Grief

The stages of grief can be bewildering, distressing and often unexpected – denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.  I can offer support for you as you work through these stages and the different emotions that arise.

Workplace
Workplace

Workload, time pressure, relationships, bullying, poor management, isolation, problems at home can all impact our wellbeing in our work role.  I can offer you a safe and supportive space to explore the issues and gain awareness and clarity on your way forward.

Anxiety
Anxiety

By uncovering the underlying cause of your anxiety we can look at your situation through a different, less frightening lens.  This can help you develop better ways to cope and better manage periods of anxiety.

Domestic Abuse
Domestic Abuse

The trauma of domestic abuse can affect people over a very long period of time.  Whether you are currently experiencing domestic abuse, or have done so in the past, counselling can give you the time and safe space to talk openly and confidentially about your feelings, problems and any issues you are facing.

About me

I am a qualified integrative therapist.  

You and your situation are unique. I use therapeutic approaches that I feel will best help explore what concerns you.

I offer you the space to be listened to with warmthcompassion and empathy

I am friendly and will listen with compassion to what you bring to our sessions. Sometimes I may gently challenge you.  I will always support and encourage you.  I know that coming to counselling takes courage and I respect that.

I bring a wealth of life experience to my work.  My life has had its fair share of highs and very lows.  What I’ve learned is that nothing is insurmountable and that everyone can achieve change for the better in their lives.

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About me

I am a qualified integrative therapist.  

You and your situation are unique. I use therapeutic approaches that I feel will best help explore what concerns you.

I offer you the space to be listened to with warmthcompassion and empathy

I am friendly and will listen with compassion to what you bring to our sessions. Sometimes I may gently challenge you.  I will always support and encourage you.  I know that coming to counselling takes courage and I respect that.

I bring a wealth of life experience to my work.  My life has had its fair share of highs and very lows.  What I’ve learned is that nothing is insurmountable and that everyone can achieve change for the better in their lives.

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What is Psychotherapy?

“Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?” Charles Bukowski.

In a nutshell, psychotherapy helps us to look at what is unresolved within us. 

Therapy helps us grow in self-awareness and understanding.  We can decide whether old patterns of behaving are still useful to us in the present day. 

It can help us to start knowing ourselves and becoming more authentically ourselves. 

This can help bring a feeling of peace.

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What is Psychotherapy?

“Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?” Charles Bukowski.

In a nutshell, psychotherapy helps us to look at what is unresolved within us. 

Therapy helps us grow in self-awareness and understanding.  We can decide whether old patterns of behaving are still useful to us in the present day. 

It can help us to start knowing ourselves and becoming more authentically ourselves. 

This can help bring a feeling of peace.

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Services

Feeling overwhelmed by worry, fear, and are experiencing physical symptoms? We can work to help you manage anxiety and develop coping mechanisms for a calmer life.

Coping with the loss of a loved one is deeply personal. I offer support as you navigate grief and find healing.

Providing care for someone can be emotionally challenging. I’m here to help you manage stress, navigate complex emotions, and prioritise your well-being.

Feeling hopeless and unmotivated? I can help you understand depression, explore treatment options, and rediscover joy in life.

Experiencing emotional, physical, or financial abuse? You’re not alone. I offer a safe space and support to break free and rebuild your life.

Struggling with communication, conflict, or dynamics within your family? I can help you improve communication, build stronger relationships, and navigate challenges.

Excessive worry about health? I can help you manage health concerns realistically and reduce anxiety around medical issues.

Feeling isolated and disconnected?  This can feel a very lonely place.  I offer a safe space to explore your patterns of relating and support you develop coping mechanisms for loneliness, and start to foster meaningful relationships.

Feeling inadequate or unworthy? I can help you build self-compassion, challenge negative self-beliefs, and cultivate a healthier self-image.

I offer comprehensive support for various mental health concerns, helping you navigate challenges, access resources, and improve your overall well-being.

Experiencing sudden surges of intense fear and physical symptoms? I can help you manage panic attacks, develop coping mechanisms, and regain control.

Facing job loss can be stressful. I can offer support as you navigate emotions, explore career options, and build resilience.

Going through a separation or divorce can be emotionally difficult. I can help you manage the process, cope with emotional challenges, and adjust to new beginnings.

Feeling anxious in social situations? I can help you overcome social anxiety, develop communication skills, and build confidence in social interactions.

Feeling overwhelmed by job demands? I can help you manage stress, improve work-life balance, and develop coping mechanisms for a healthier work environment.

I offer support for survivors of various forms of abuse, helping them heal and rebuild their lives.

Struggling with forming healthy attachments? I can help you understand attachment styles, develop healthy relationship patterns, and build secure connections.

I provide guidance and support to address challenging behaviours and find effective solutions.

Feeling stuck in your career or unsure of your path? I can help you explore options, develop career goals, and navigate career transitions.

Experiencing feelings of disconnection from your thoughts, feelings, or surroundings? I can help you understand dissociation and develop coping mechanisms.

Facing emotional manipulation or control? I offer support and guidance to heal from emotional abuse and build healthy relationships.

Experiencing sadness or low mood can be temporary or persistent. I can help you understand your emotions and explore ways to feel better.

Feeling overwhelmed by sensory input or emotional stimuli? I can help you understand high sensitivity and develop coping mechanisms to manage your environment and emotions.

Feeling unsure of yourself and your abilities? I can help you build confidence, challenge negative self-talk, and develop a more positive self-image.

Experiencing physical and emotional changes during menopause? I can offer support, guidance, and resources to help you navigate this transition.

Facing challenges in your relationship? I can help you improve communication, resolve conflict, and build stronger, healthier relationships.

Feeling anxious when separated from loved ones? I can help you understand separation anxiety and develop coping mechanisms to feel more secure.

Feeling overwhelmed and under pressure? I can help you manage stress, develop coping mechanisms, and improve your overall well-being.

Experiencing the aftermath of a traumatic event? I offer support and guidance as you heal from trauma and rebuild your life.

Session and Fees

 

When you first contact me, we will arrange a free of charge 15-minute introduction by phone or Zoom.  This is for us to learn a little about each other and if we would like to work together.  Our relationship is the basis of good therapy and we need to feel comfortable together.

We can MEET IN PERSON at my therapy room in Tavistock, Devon, or ONLINE via Zoom or Teams.

In our first session we can discuss our contract and any further questions you have.  At this stage I will ask you some questions so I can learn more about you and your situation.

Our work together may be for a few weeks, or longer, depending on what you need.  We will have regular reviews to ensure you are receiving the support you need.

I work Monday to Friday, and offer daytime and evening appointments.

I will try and accommodate irregular work patterns.

Sessions are 50 minutes and cost £50.

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Session and Fees

 

When you first contact me, we will arrange a free of charge 15-minute introduction by phone or Zoom.  This is for us to learn a little about each other and if we would like to work together.  Our relationship is the basis of good therapy and we need to feel comfortable together.

We can MEET IN PERSON at my therapy room in Tavistock, Devon, or ONLINE via Zoom or Teams.

In our first session we can discuss our contract and any further questions you have.  At this stage I will ask you some questions so I can learn more about you and your situation.

Our work together may be for a few weeks, or longer, depending on what you need.  We will have regular reviews to ensure you are receiving the support you need.

I work Monday to Friday, and offer daytime and evening appointments.

I will try and accommodate irregular work patterns.

Sessions are 50 minutes and cost £50.

Talking helps

 

 

Qualifications and Training

Certificate in Counselling

Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling

Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling 

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

Grief and Bereavement

Gestalt

Trauma

Attachment

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Schedule your appointment today!

 

If you are an adult 18+ and would like to get in touch, I will aim to respond to your call, text or email within one working day.

By phone or text on 07568 437723

By email on Michaela@wearetherapyatwork.co.uk

I look forward to hearing from you.

Talking helps

Mental health wellbeing

Schedule your appointment today!

 

    • If you are an adult 18+ and would like to get in touch, I will aim to respond to your call, text or email within one working day.

By phone or text on 07568 437723

By email on Michaela@wearetherapyatwork.co.uk

I look forward to hearing from you.

Talking helps

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