Rachella Michaels

Rachella Michaels MA UKCP APP

Counselling, Psychotherapy in Witney

Member Organisation(s): UKCP

Therapy Provides:
Psychotherapy, Counselling

Therapy Provides:
Psychotherapy, Counselling

OX28 6BL
Wood Green,London, N22

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Member Organisation(s): UKCP

Therapy Provides:
Psychotherapy, Counselling

About Rachella Michaels MA UKCP APP

* As a very experienced, fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist I provide effective counselling and psychotherapy for both individuals and couples.

* For couples and individuals the sessions are generally of one hour and weekly.

* Sessions can be any time of the day or evening Monday to Friday depending on availability.

* I am happy to arrange an initial telepnone conversation to answer any questions you may have.

* I have a sliding scale of costs depending on circumstances.

Counselling and Psychotherapy with individuals

* I see individuals for both short (min 6 sessions) and long term work.

* I provide a safe, confidential and supportive environment in which to explore issues such as anger, anxiety, self esteem, depression, lack of motivation or difficulties in relationships. I create opportunities to make sense of existing behaviour patterns, to develop new ones, and to grow a more positive sense of self. This can strengthen abilities to manage stress, confront challenges and help the achievement of a happier, more successful and fulfilled life.

* Most of my individual clients fall into the 25 to 65 age group and suffer typically from low self esteem, anxiety, anger management or work/relationship type issues.

* I work largely with feelings, focusing on self understanding and acceptance to increase self confidence and motivation. Individuals often gain more insight about themselves and others, find greater direction and purpose in their life and are able to form more successful relationships.

Couple counselling and Relationship counselling

* I offer both short (min 8 sessions) and long term couple counselling and therapy.

* I work to resolve conflict and to reconnect couples who suffer issues of disagreement, misunderstanding, cultural differences, distrust, betrayal, suffer sexual difficulties or who have just grown apart.

* I focus on developing a deeper understanding of the feelings being aroused and the patterns of behaviour that result, to achieve greater connection and closeness.

* I use mainly the Emotion Focused Therapy approach. This was introduced in the UK about 5 years ago and that is already well established in Canada and the US, where several studies have revealed it to be one of the most effective types of couple therapy around.

My training, work experience and any achievement

I originally trained in Psychosynthesis counselling and psychotherapy, for which I have a counselling diploma, and a diploma and MA in Psychotherapy.

I have since studied Emotion Focused Therapy for couples for which I have certificates and am listed by York University, Toronto, Canada.

I am also following an advanced diploma in couple therapy.

I am registered with, and fully accredited by UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and abide by their code of ethics.

I am also a member of APP (Association of Psychospiritual Psychotherapists)

I am a member of BACP.

I have worked as a counsellor/therapist since 1994, having several thousand hour’s worth of experience.


  • English

Other concerns & issues I deal with

    Guilt, self hate or loathing, confusion, self doubt, fear, distrust, frustration. anger, helplessness, powerlessness, transvestism, transgender, sexual orientation, lack of motivation, lack of direction, lack of confidence.

Concerns & issues I deal with

  • Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Adolescence
  • Adoption
  • Affairs
  • Aggression
  • Agoraphobia
  • Alcohol Dependence
  • Anger Management
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD)
  • Anxiety
  • Aspergers Syndrome
  • Assertiveness
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism
  • Avoidant Personality
  • Disorder
  • Bereavement
  • Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bisexual Issues
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Boredom
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Bullying
  • Career Counselling
  • Childhood Issues
  • Chronic Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) (ME)
  • Codependency
  • Compulsive Behaviour
  • Concentration Problems
  • Conduct Disorder (CD)
  • Couple Relationships
  • Criminal Behaviour
  • Cultural Issues
  • Debt
  • Dementia
  • Dependent Personality Disorder (DPD)
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Disaster
  • Disfigurement
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dyslexia
  • Eating Disorders
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Ethics
  • Exhaustion
  • Family Problems
  • Fatigue
  • Fear
  • Gambling
  • Gay Issues
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Gender Identity Disorders
  • Grief
  • Headaches
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
  • Hysteria
  • Impotency
  • Impulse Control Disorders (ICD)
  • Impulsive Behaviour
  • Inertia
  • Infertility
  • Inhibitions
  • Integration of Experience
  • Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED)
  • Internet Addiction
  • Isolation
  • Kleptomania
  • Leadership
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Low Self Confidence
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
  • Managerial Consultancy
  • Manipulative Behaviour
  • Marriage (Marital Relations)
  • Meaningless
  • Mediation
  • Melancholia
  • Memory Problems
  • Mens Issues
  • Menopause
  • Mental Health Problems
  • Midlife Crisis
  • Miscarriage
  • Morality
  • Mothering
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Negative Thoughts
  • Neurosis
  • Obsessions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Pain Management
  • Panic Attacks
  • Panic Disorder
  • Paranoia
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Paraphilias
  • Parenting
  • Pathological Gambling
  • Perfectionism
  • Performance Management
  • Personal Growth
  • Personal Relationships
  • Personality Disorders (PD)
  • Pet Bereavement
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Physical Illness
  • Post Natal Depression (PND)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy
  • Premature Ejaculation (PE)
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Psychogenic Neurosis
  • Psychosis
  • Race
  • Rape
  • Redundancy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Relationship Problems
  • Religion
  • Repetitive Negative Patterns
  • Restrictions
  • Sadness
  • Same Sex Relationships
  • Schizoid Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self Determination
  • Self Development
  • Self Harm
  • Separation
  • Sex
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Offences
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)
  • Shame
  • Shyness
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Addiction
  • Social Phobia
  • Somatogenic Psychosis
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Terminal Illness
  • Terrorism
  • Tiredness
  • Tourettes Syndrome (TS)
  • Transgender Issues
  • Trauma
  • Trichotillomania
  • Unresolved Issues
  • Weight Loss
  • Work Stress
  • Emotional Abuse

Therapy Provides

  • Psychotherapy
  • Counselling

Price List

Special Online Booking Offers

Special offer 10% discount - For new clients making an initial appointment before the end of April and committing to the minimum no of sessions by advanced payment.

I offer a sliding scale of fees depending on circumstances. Concessions are available.

* In London the maximum fee per hour for an individual is £45. For a couple is £55.

* In Witney, Oxfordshire the maximum fee per hour for an individual is £40. For couples it is £50.

Payment can be on a weekly basis or in advance, whichever is preferred.

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