I’m Miha, a Person-Centred psychotherapist. I work with individuals and with couples, face to face and online. There can be different reasons for wanting counselling: losing a loved one, going through a crisis, experiencing the impact of unusual circumstances (eg. a pandemic), not recognizing ourselves anymore, feeling stressed at work or at home, having health problems that doctors can’t find a reason for, not feeling confident or feeling like you don’t have control anymore, struggling with relationships (partners, parents, co-workers), feeling depressed etc.
We can’t always open up in front of our family or friends. Sometimes, we need a neutral person to hear us without judgement, without giving us unwanted advice, someone who really listens and helps us sit with, unpack our thoughts and feelings and work through an issue. This usually helps us understand what’s going on for us, have more clarity about our feelings, the changes we want to make, how to make them happen, feel empowered and less burdened.
I believe everyone has their own answers and ways of healing because our experiences are unique. I place great importance on experiencing and communicating genuine empathy, creating a safe and healing environment to foster self-awareness, personal growth and empowerment.
I don’t diagnose or label clients. My work is client driven and at her/his/their pace.
I offer counselling and therapy in Romanian and in English.
I am originally from Romania and I moved to the UK more than 10 years ago motivated by a strong interest in diversity and multiculturalism, hence my openness to working with clients from different cultural backgrounds, religious affiliations and gender identities.
I was drawn to the Person-Centred Approach (https://www.the-pca.org.uk/about/what-is-it.html) because of the positive experience I had in my early 20’s in personal therapy, when I was trying to find my way in life. I felt heard, accepted and met with empathy by my therapist then which helped me explore difficult experiences and find my own answers.
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.