Ani Melikyan

Ani Melikyan


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English, Armenian, Polish

Contact information

Phone number
07572417993

Contact Ani

Therapist - London

London N7
07572417993
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I’m a qualified trauma-informed counsellor and psychotherapist.

In therapy, we will explore together how to develop a friendlier approach towards yourself.

I am very engaged in the therapy process and attentive to your needs. I will make an effort to comprehend the essence of who you are, the unique makeup of your personality and the difficulties that you want to work on. You will receive from me unconditional acceptance, empathy and authenticity between us. This process might be healing itself as you might have never spoken to someone who witnessed your suffering, honoured your vulnerability and appreciated your strengths to survive until now. Therapeutic relationships can help you to regain trust in yourself and other people.

I don't see psychotherapy as a separate discipline, I rather embrace its interrelational nature that incorporates our cultures, socio-economic circumstances, linguistics, sociology, history and philosophy.

My holistic approach aims to incorporate four types of embodied wisdom represented by head, heart, gut and hips. In other words, I will support you to find the integrity and alignment within your:

· logic (intellectual)

· feelings (emotional)

· intuition (gut instinct, higher wisdom)

· action taking (practical)

I am a qualified and registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I abide by their Principles and Ethics. 

I offer both short-term and long-term open-ended therapy for adults.

Practice description

My style of working is relational, humanistic and integrative. I trained in integrative humanistic approach with Person-Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis models. I hold BSc (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling from Metanoia Institute and Humanistic means that I approach therapy firstly as a human, then as a therapist. According to the humanistic philosophy, I believe that people are born with a capacity to move towards self-actualisation as long as the basic needs and the right conditions are in place. In my multimodal approach of therapy I strive to work with the embodied process and somatic experience, I draw on attachment theory and recent findings from the neuroscience. I bring my whole self into the session, honouring my clinical intuition and sensitivity tailored for your healing and growth. I also use psychoeducation to explain and normalise your responses.

I have a particular interest in the following areas:

· childhood trauma, complex trauma and PTSD - supporting individuals who have experienced emotional, psychological, sexual, physical and transgenerational trauma, abuse or neglect

· supporting people who have a trait of sensory processing sensitivity and might identify themselves as HSP - Highly Sensitive Person (dr Elaine Aron). You can access the test here: https://hsperson.com/test/highly-sensitive-test/

I can also help you with anxiety and uncertainty, shame, anger, cultural and identity issues, life transitions, self-esteem, boundaries, assertiveness, relationships issues, loss and grief.

In the past years I have been volunteering and working at mental health charities and hospitals coordinating the Peer Mentoring Project and supporting vulnerable people from oppressed groups. I used to co-facilitate the Hearing Voice group at Mind.

Currently I work in charity One in Four supporting adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and violence.

My first session

Due to Covid-19 I currently offer zoom and phone sessions, with an aim to be back face to face soon.

Contact me for a non-obligatory brief conversation or to make an appointment. Please leave a message or text if I'm not able to answer your call, and let me know when it's convenient to get back to you.

Our first session will give you a chance to ask me questions and identify whether I am the right therapist for you. 

I would not charge you for the initial appointment if for any reason we conclude that you need to seek another counsellor or a more specialist professional.

All calls and emails are handled with complete discretion and confidentiality. 

Sessions are 50 minutes long, at the same time each week.

For the initial session, I allow us up to 90 minutes.

My standard fee is £45.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, Cognitive, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited