I’m Mariangela Milioto and I’m an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. I studied psychotherapy at the University of Hertfordshire and at the Minster Centre in London (one of the leading Integrative therapy training institutions in the UK and Europe).
I have been working in the mental health sector and with clients as a counsellor and psychotherapist for a number of years. This includes working with adults at the Priory Group Hospitals in a secure, acute mental health ward and at the Peace Hospice supporting family members with bereavement. In addition, I was a counsellor at MIND for many years and I have provided counselling for Alternatives Pregnancy Crisis and Support Centre, who support those experiencing pregnancy-related challenges and baby loss. I have also worked with young adults (15 years plus) in the NHS within the Child and Mental Health Service (CAMHS).
I was born, brought up and educated in the UK. I have also studied and lived in France and Italy and speak Italian fluently. The dual Anglo/Italian nature of my upbringing has engendered an interest in how our cultural heritage affects us including notions of integration and multi-culturality. I am a parent and have an intimate awareness of the impact (both joyous and challenging) that having children makes. This understanding is brought into my practice when working with themes such as miscarriage, infertility, transitioning to parenthood, changes in identity, pre and post-natal depression and returning to work after having children. I have also worked with clients experiencing, amongst other things, childhood abuse, bereavement, grief and loss, depression and anxiety, the effects of dyslexia, low self-esteem, relationship issues, self-harm and suicide.
Prior to working in the mental health field, I was an employment lawyer in the City. As a result of this experience, I have a direct understanding of the culture of the City and similarly highly pressurised working environments.
In addition to varied continuous professional development courses, I have the following qualifications:
MA Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (The Minster Centre, London);
Post-graduate Diploma Integrative Counselling (The Minster Centre, London);
University Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling (University of Hertfordshire);
LPC and PG Dip. in Law (The College of Law, London); and
BA Hons in Modern European Studies (UCL).
I have the following memberships:
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Hello and welcome,
Life can sometimes feel like a struggle. Perhaps you’re feeling alone and isolated, maybe you’re overwhelmed, depressed, burnt out or anxious. It could be that what you’re experiencing isn’t any of these - maybe you don't feel yourself and you don’t know why. This may feel confusing or even hopeless. If you’re experiencing any of these feelings, sharing your burden through counselling can help. Therapy can enable you to explore and, if necessary, challenge your old ways of thinking and behaving in a safe environment with the aim of discovering a less burdened, more resilient version of yourself.
If any of this sounds familiar, please get in touch so we can discuss how I can help. I look forward to hearing from you.
I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become.
How I Work
As an integrative therapist, I have trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches that I can choose from to meet your specific, individual needs. My method is informed by the humanistic and psychodynamic traditions, as well as body psychotherapy and CBT techniques.
I can work short term on a discrete issue or on an open-ended basis, as the need requires. I approach my relationship with my clients relationally, which means that I see us as two individuals in the room, not as ‘an expert’ and ‘a patient’. This allows me to take account of how we mutually impact and influence each other when we work together. Central to my practice is the desire to establish an environment of mutual transparency and acceptance, where warmth, empathy, humour and gentle challenge create a space to explore compassionately and without judgement whatever has brought you to therapy.
I offer therapy face to face or online, via Zoom. In addition, I have a limited number of Walk and Talk therapy sessions available.
I'm a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and I work in accordance with their Codes of Practice.
It's not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life: it's what you whisper to yourself that has the greatest power!
Robert T. Kiyosaki
I offer a free 15 minutes telephone consultation followed by an initial face to face or Zoom assessment of up to an hour for £70.
These appointments will give us an opportunity to discuss what’s brought you to therapy, what you’re looking to get out of it and any questions you may have.
After the initial assessment, I charge £70 for each 50 minutes therapy session.