Greta Mikaelsen

Greta Mikaelsen


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: German, Norwegian

Contact information

Phone number
07498165235

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Therapist - Manchester

Manchester M20
07498165235
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am Greta and I have been working full-time as a counsellor for over 20 years. I continue to feel passionate and curious about the human potential for change and have a firm belief in our innate capacity for growth and repair through connection. The therapeutic relationship is proven to be key to successful counselling outcomes, and as a Person-centred counsellor, I believe the importance attached to the core conditions - of empathy, authenticity and unconditional positive regard- to be a prerequisite for any effective therapy. Being able to internalise those qualities in relation to ourselves, are in themselves an indication of a successful therapy outcome!

I have worked in a range of settings including Education, the NHS, the Charitable Sector as well as in private practice. I have additional training in working with children and adolescents and have had many years’ experience of working in both primary and secondary schools. Attachment theory underpins my practice and I draw on creative approaches such as art and play to engage and facilitate expression and as a safe way of working through challenging issues. I am also trained in Nature based therapy, using Nature as a reflective and restorative space, both for counselling and supervision.

I am also qualified as a Supervisor and apart from providing supervision for counsellors, I have had many years experience of developing and delivering non-clinical supervision for teachers, health professionals and managers in order to reduce work stress and foster resilience in the workplace. I currently provide supervision across Educational Trusts in Manchester as well as at St Mary’s SARC.

I work from home in Withington (close to the Wilmslow Road) and am happy to offer an half hour telephone/skype consultation free of charge to explore the potential for working together.

What I can help with

Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Personal development, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women's issues, Child related issues, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, Children, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Supervisor - Manchester

Manchester M20
07498165235
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

The ethos of my supervision practice is Person-centred which reflects my training and practice as a counsellor.  I am a qualified supervisor and am interested in many theories and approaches to supervision including Functional, Developmental and Process models; however, I believe the core conditions are key in developing the kind of working alliance that can make optimal use of the supervisory relationship, as an effective tool for reflection and learning. 

 I have worked as a supervisor since 2004 with counsellors at different stages of their professional development and continue to find it extremely exciting and rewarding to facilitate and witness personal and professional development.  I worked for 9 years at Beacon Counselling during which time I worked with trainees from many different courses including Manchester, Stockport, Salford, City College, etc...  I also supervised the Schools Counselling Team due to my experience of working in schools both primary and secondary, facilitating supervision groups as well as 1:1's.  I have also supervised independent counsellors working in a range of settings including NHS, Charitable, Education, as well as private practice.  

I have also trained in Nature based therapy and can offer outdoor supervision, for both those who are curious to explore Nature as a reflective learning environment, and those who already practice outdoors.

I have also been particularly interested in developing supervision in non-clinical settings and have worked extensively in schools delivering both group and 1:1 supervision to managers, teachers and learning mentors.  I also work as 1:1 and group supervisor for the Crisis Team at St Mary's SARC.

What I can help with

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, Children, Groups, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited