Micheli is an accredited psychotherapist with the Irish Council of Psychotherapy (ICP) and the Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland (APPI). She started her psychotherapy work in 2010, as a helpline counsellor at the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. Since then, she has specialised in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and incorporated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness to her set of therapeutic skills. Micheli also practices Lacanian Psychoanalysis, which is a very precise form of therapy.
She offers psychotherapy in English and Portuguese.
Micheli is a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland and the British Psychological Society. She is actively engaged in scientific research and presents her findings at international conferences. She currently works with the Department of Psychology at the Mater Hospital supporting people with stress reduction, health anxiety and chronic disease management.
“My work is best described as collaborative and integrative. A solution-focused exploratory approach which draws on a range of psychotherapeutic techniques. When meeting with a client for the beginning of treatment, I use a range of tools to accurately assess the client’s needs; clinical interview, psychometric measures, empathic and active listening. My client and I can collaboratively formulate around the presenting issues and determine which therapeutic approach best meets the client’s needs. I believe that a person’s clinical presentation is part of a systemic network of relating parts, by which I mean, interrelated biological, psychological and social issues. I offer a holistic inquiry and treatment”.
Micheli works with a range of presenting issues including, but not limited to, the following:
- Panic Attacks
- Suicidal Ideation
- Self Harming
- Anger Management
- Low Self Esteem
- Loss & Bereavement
- Relationship Problems
- Family/Parenting Concerns
- Sexual, Physical & Emotional Abuse
- Substance Abuse
- Eating Disorders
- Existential Crises
- Stress Management
- Personal Development
- Self Discovery
- Life Adjustment Issues
- Health Anxiety
- Chronic Diseases Management
Micheli believes psychotherapy is a process whereby, once an experience is brought into awareness and accepted, it can be processed and dealt with; and ultimately integrated into our life story. She believes that the bond between therapist and client is the most significant factor in promoting change. The initial consultation is an important step, where client and therapist will decide on the possibility of establishing the therapeutic alliance.
Micheli is also engaged with causes that promote social inclusion and participation of marginalised populations. She has conducted research, and is presenting workshops, on physical disability and mental health.
Micheli may apply reduced rates on a case-by-case basis.