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

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

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, 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.

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

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

How I deliver therapy

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