- Concessionary rates
I offer psychotherapy/counselling/coaching sessions for individuals.
I only work ONLINE.
• Tuesdays – 8:00 - 16:30
• Wednesdays – 8:00 - 16:30
• Thursdays – 8:00 - 16:30
• Fridays – 8:00 - 11:30
About me and my therapy practice
I use an integrative and holistic approach in my work. This means that in my work with you I will draw upon all the tools that I have learnt depending on what is most beneficial for you. These tools include psychotherapy, coaching, psychology, trauma neuroscience, EMDR, counselling, mindfulness, embodiment, breathwork and somatic sexuality.
As an integrative therapist and coach I don’t try to fit you into a single way of understanding what it is to be human. Instead, I use different approaches that I’ve been trained in to respect the multi-faceted reality of the human experience. These approaches include cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic, humanistic, relational and body therapy. In my trauma-informed work, I place a strong emphasis on the body and emotions while aiming at integrating different parts of oneself.
I also work with people who want to prepare for, or are seeking to integrate, non-ordinary/expanded states of consciousness (I do not facilitate or suggest the experiences themselves).
As a psychotherapist and coach, I offer a safe and supportive space to help you develop a better relationship with yourself and others. I help you lessen the impact of past difficult events and establish a better connection with your body and emotions in order to be more authentically yourself.
I am suitable for you if you want to:
• get to know yourself better
• develop in a more holistic way
• improve your mood and manage any depressive or anxious feelings
• connect more deeply to your body and emotions
• explore your sexual or gender identity or alternative relationship formats
• heal through the impact trauma
• improve your relationships
• explore your life purpose
• plan concrete steps to bring about change that you desire
I have more than 12 years of experience as a psychotherapist, EMDR therapist, coach and supervisor. I am a state-registered psychotherapist in Malta, I hold the European Certificate of Psychotherapy and I'm an accredited member of BACP.
I am specialised in working with trauma and with sexual, gender and relationship diversity, including LGBTQIA+, kink and non-monogamy. I have trained additionally in somatic sexuality. Apart from running my private practice, as a therapist I have worked in various settings including LGBTQIA+ organisations, educational institutions and the fire brigade.
In addition to my psychotherapy and coaching practice, I set up Orange Bodies where I run workshops focusing specifically on using one’s body to connect more deeply with oneself – orangebodies.com.
I have also published the self-development journaling book entitled: 'Living Better with Yourself – A Practical Guide to Embodied Growth' – thehorsesmouth.michaelconti.net
My first session
We will first have an initial, free, non-committal 25-minute call for you to tell me briefly why you’re contacting me and for me to tell you a bit about how I work. In that call we will both check whether we’re a good fit for each other and what kind of focus would be best for you should we work together. You can book an initial call using this link: https://forgingpaths.net/book-initial-call
If we decide to start working together, we will have our first full session where I will ask you some information about your whole life story in order to better understand who you are as a person. You don’t need to prepare anything for this session.
What I can help with
Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Career coaching, Coaching supervision, Development coaching, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, LGBTQ+ counselling, Life coaching, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, EMDR, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Groups, Organisations, Trainees
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions
English, French, Italian, Maltese