Michaela Wai

Michaela Wai


Registered Member MBACP

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Phone number
07985 094815

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Therapist - Crowthorne

Crowthorne RG45
07985 094815
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I currently have limited availability in person across my practice rooms in Crowthorne and Cheltenham. I have more flexibility with remote-online/telephone work. There is an option to register on my waiting list. I work Mondays to Fridays and some Saturday mornings, 

As well as weekly sessions, I offer alternative, more intensive therapy for couples, (usually between 3-4 hours on Saturdays)

I offer introductory sessions throughout the week,. These sessions are for us to talk through why you feel you may need therapy, and to work out the best way forward for you.


About me and my therapy practice

I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist/Counsellor and a Supervisor for Counsellors. I clinically trained under the British Psychoanalytical Council and am a registered Member of the BACP. I am also qualified to work remotely online and via the telephone. 

I work individually and in groups, with adults, couples, teenagers and children (12 plus) and have over 30 years of experience with the latter in various positions. I currently work privately and also volunteer with a local children's counselling service.  My work is either in person (face to face) or remote-online or via telephone. 

I have realised how important early years are in life and therefore, I  offer sessions with expecting or new parents, to enable us to think together around how their own early experiences may impact their new family dynamic. These session are for 3 hours and usually held on a Friday/Saturday.

My work with couples may be weekly and/or I offer a more intense session where I offer a 4 hour session, where I see a couple both together and individually in one day. 

Practice description

I work in Cheltenham (Gloucestershire), Crowthorne (Berkshire) and Online from the comfort of your own home (ZOOM).

I provide a welcome, safe, confidential and supportive space.

Anything that may be difficult for you to say, I will not find difficult to hear. 

We will work together to unravel where you are now and how you may have got there.  By sharing this, we can find space to really think about what's going on and to see if we are able to find a happier, healthier way of moving forwards. 

Whether working with adults, couples or children, gaining trust is something I will do my best to work towards and earn. 

My individual sessions are usually open ended, weekly and 50 minutes in length. However, I also offer time limited or one-off sessions (where appropriate and if there is availability). 


My first session


For individuals, once you make contact, an Introductory Session will be booked in. During this session we will take time to think about your needs and if I am the right therapist for you. This will give you a better idea of how psychodynamic psychotherapy/counselling  works. It's also important that you feel able to be with me and for us to be able to think together. 

After this introduction,, we will make a plan that works best for you. 

With Couples, we have a brief 15 minute telephone call before booking a first session. After an initial session, I see each client separately before meeting together again in session four. Some couples, choose to book a four hour slot (with breaks), as a way of beginning their therapy journey. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Family therapy, Integrative, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English

Therapist - Cheltenham

Cheltenham GL50
07985094815
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I currently have limited availability in person across my practice rooms in Cheltenham and Crowthorne. I have more flexibility with remote-online/telephone work. There is an option to register on my waiting list. I work Mondays to Fridays and some Saturday mornings,

As well as weekly sessions, I offer alternative, more intensive therapy for couples, (usually between 3-4 hours on Saturdays)

I offer introductory sessions throughout the week,. These sessions are for us to talk through why you feel you may need therapy, and to work out the best way forward for you.



About me and my therapy practice

I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist/Counsellor and a Supervisor for Counsellors. I clinically trained under the British Psychoanalytical Council and am a registered Member of the BACP. I am also qualified to work remotely online and via the telephone. 

I work individually and in groups, with adults, couples,  teenagers and children (12 plus) and have over 30 years of experience with the latter in various capacities. I currently work privately and also volunteer with a local children's counselling service. My work is either in person (face to face) or remote-online or via telephone.

I have realised how important early years are in life and therefore, I also offer sessions with expecting or new parents, to enable us to think together around how their early experiences may impact onto their new family dynamic. These sessions are for 3 hours and usually held on a Friday or Saturday.

My work with couples may be weekly and/or I offer a more intense session of 4 hours ( with breaks), where I will see a couple together and individually, in one day, (usually a Friday or a Saturday).

Practice description

I work in Cheltenham (Gloucestershire), Crowthorne (Berkshire) and Online (from the comfort of your own home).

I provide a welcome, safe, confidential and supportive space.

Anything that may be difficult for you to say, I will not find difficult to hear.

We will work together to unravel where you are now and how you may have got there. By sharing this, we can find space to really think about what's going on and to see if we are able to find a happier, healthier way of moving forwards.

Whether working with adults or children, gaining trust is something I will do my best to work towards and earn.

My individual sessions are usually open ended, weekly and 50 minutes in length. However, I also offer time limited or one-off sessions (where appropriate and there is availability). 

My first session

For individuals, once you make contact, an Introductory Session will be booked in for you. During this session we will take time to think about your needs and if I am the right therapist for you. This will give you a better idea of how psychodynamic psychotherapy/counselling works. It's also important that you feel able to be with me and for us to be able to think together.

After this introduction, we will make a plan together, that works best for you. 

With Couples, we have a brief 15 minute telephone call before booking a first session. After this initial session, I will see each client separately, before meeting together again in session 4. Some clients choose to book a four hour slot (with breaks), as a way to begin their therapy journey.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Family therapy, Integrative, Narrative therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Groups, Older adults, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English

Supervisor - Cheltenham

Cheltenham GL50
07985094815
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I have limited availability for new Supervisees in my practice rooms in Cheltenham (Gloucestershire) and Crowthorne (Berkshire). 

I have availability for online supervision (UK and International)

Working Days: 

Monday-Friday

Saturday am

I offer a discounted rate for trainee counsellors.

About me and my therapy practice

I provide a warm, supportive space, where a trusting relationship can develop. I am a Psychodynamic Therapist and Counselling Supervisor. My core training was accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council and I am a registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Although my Supervisor role will be underpinned with my Psychodynamic modality, I respect and encourage my Supervisees to work within their own modalities.

My Supervision session lengths will vary depending on my Supervisee's needs and (if in training), their course requirements.

I ensure that both myself and my Supervisees are up to date with safeguarding regulations and any other appropriate training that may be needed, (dependant on caseload).

I offer space for any urgent support required between sessions.

Practice description

I  offer Supervision sessions with individuals and small groups. 

I work within the BACP code of ethics and guidelines. You can see me as your private Supervisor or as a part of a Supervision (small) group.

I use unconscious process to inform my practice and we will spend time thinking about projections and the role of transference. My belief is that the most useful Supervision has space for constructive challenge, but also for creativity and mindful play.

My professional experience is working with adults and children, (12 plus) and I am able to support neurodiversity with my Supervisees and with their neurodiverse clients.

I am calm and considered and offer a containing, warm welcoming space for the Supervisees I work with. 

We will be working together and my aim is for you to feel safe and have trust that I will work in the best interests of both you and your clients. 

My first session

In our first session, I will be finding out a bit about you, your working week and your caseload and availability. This initial overview will help me hold and support you. 

We will think about your requirements for Supervision and this will lead to whether I am the right Supervisor for you. I will not work beyond my  level of competency and if I am not able to Supervise your caseload,, we will have time to try and explore where you may find the support you need.

We will look in depth at your client list and you will be able to share with me how you work. If we need more time in this first session, I will make sure there is a buffer to allow for this.

I want your first experience of working with me to be positive and for you to experience feeling held and supported. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Menopause, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Families, Groups, Older adults, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English

Supervisor - Crowthorne

Crowthorne RG45
07985094815
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I have limited availability for new Supervisees in my practice rooms in Cheltenham (Gloucestershire) and Crowthorne (Berkshire). 

I have more flexible availability for online supervision (UK and International)

Working Days:

Monday-Friday

Saturday am


I offer a discounted rate for trainee counsellors.

About me and my therapy practice

I provide a warm, supportive space, where a trusting relationship can develop. I am a Psychodynamic Therapist and Counselling Supervisor. My core training was accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council and I am a registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. 

Although my Supervisor role will be underpinned with my Psychodynamic modality, I respect and encourage my Supervisees to work within their own modalities. 

My Supervision session timings will vary depending on my Supervisees needs and (if in training), their course requirements.

I ensure that both myself and my Supervisees are up to date with safeguarding regulations and any other appropriate training that may be needed, dependant on caseload. 

I offer space for any urgent support required between sessions.

Practice description

I offer Supervision sessions for Individuals and for small Groups. 

I work within the BACP code of ethics and guidelines. You can see me as your private Supervisor or as a part of a Supervision (small) group. 

I use unconscious process to inform my practice and we will spend time thinking about projections and the role of transference. My belief is that the most useful Supervision has space for constructive challenge, but also for creativity and mindful play.

My experience is working with adults and children, (12 plus) and I am able to support neurodiversity with my Supervisees and with their neurodiverse clients. 

I am calm and considered and offer a containing, warm welcoming space for the Supervisees I work with. We will be working together and my aim is for you to feel safe and trust that I will work in the best interests of  both yourself and your clients. 

My first session

In our first session, I will be finding out a bit about you, your working week and your caseload and availability. 

This initial overview will help me hold and support you to the best of my ability. We will think about your requirements for Supervision and this will lead to whether I am the right Supervisor for you. 

I will not work beyond my level of competency and if I am not able to support your needs, we will have time to try and explore where you may find the right person, for you and your caseload.. 

We will look at your client list and you will be able to share with me how you work. If we need more time in this first session, I will make sure there is a buffer to allow for this. 

I want your first experience of working with me to be positive and  for you to experience feeling held, encouraged and supported. 


What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Family therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English