I am a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist trained in Adlerian counselling. My current location is in Thame, Oxfordshire where I have a quiet, comfortable and easily accessible consulting room.

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Counselling offers you the experience of talking with a skilled helper, who provides a comfortable space for you to freely explore a difficulty which may be of concern to you. As a counsellor I provide you with a strong level of support to help you work towards a solution, best suited to your situation. Whatever the difficulty, you are always assured understanding and non-judgement. For a lot of clients it is so much easier to speak to a stranger then any friend or family member.

Sometimes it is just about being listened to and having a counsellor's undivided attention can really help.

Clients very often feel they do not want to burden a family member or a friend, so talking to a stranger is often a better option.

Check out a short video where I introduce myself here and also a short video to help you understand what happens at your first session here.

Fundamental to my approach is the belief that with the right support, we all have the potential to continue to change and grow throughout our lives. By understanding ourselves and taking responsibility for our feelings we can find greater happiness. To decide to come to counselling takes courage but it can be the first step on a journey of self-awareness, healing and fulfilment.

How can Counselling help?

To be human means we will, at some time, go through periods of emotional pain, distress or unhappiness. Normally we are able to cope and get through these with or without help of friends or family.

But sometimes these thoughts can overwhelm us and have a negative impact on our health, well being, relationship and our enjoyment of life. We can feel stuck, alone and lost. Sometimes this can make it very difficult to share your feelings with others and can lead to a deep sense of isolation and low mood. This is where a stranger, the counsellor, can help you make sense of things and work towards resolving issues by discussing what is going on for you right now.

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Addictions

  • Fears including phobias and OCD

  • Lack of self esteem

  • Parenting issues

  • Relationship issues

  • Anger

Mirella has helped with my confidence and the sessions have helped me to re assess things in my life. My childhood shaped the person I am, but you can retrain yourself. Our sessions have been very inciteful. Mirella is very professional.

I have learned I am better than I thought I was. Talking and building my confidence has helped me a lot. Mirella is very understanding, and I have found our work together life changing.

It has been good to have somebody who I can open up to without judgment. I have learned I am stronger then I thought. Our work together has been an eye opener, helpful and has given me tools to use in the future.

I have learned I am actually a good person and I have lots of skills which are positive.

I am stronger and more resilient than I thought I was.

Mirella made me realise I can do so much more.

The work I have done with Mirella has been life changing.

I have learned that I have to look after my emotional well-being

Mirella is very professional and very approachable. 

Making contact

If you are considering counselling for the first time you may be unsure of your needs or what to expect. Please feel free to get in touch with me by email or on the phone to talk in confidence about your situation and discuss the next steps. You can contact me on 07934922563 or on email at adleriancounsellor@hotmail.com.