My name is Raphailia Michael and I am a licensed Counseling Psychologist
Ονομάζομαι Ραφαηλία Μιχαήλ και είμαι αδειούχος Συμβουλευτική Ψυχολόγος
Ever since I remember myself nothing interested me more than people’s emotional world, way of thinking, experience, struggles and path in life. Despite all the differences, there is one thing we all have in common: the desire to live positive and fulfilling lives. Being a qualified psychologist today, my goal is to help my clients through this journey.
I received my 4-year bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Cyprus, completing part of it at University of Maribor in Slovenia.
Soon after graduating, I moved to the Netherlands where I completed the 2-year master’s program in Psychology with an Emphasis in Counseling Psychology at Webster University in Leiden. Both during and after my master’s studies I completed therapy internships at Webster University’s Counseling Centre, working extensively with adults of all ages and different cultural backgrounds, both individually and in groups.
Throughout the years, I was also largely involved in research projects (in the areas of child psychopathology, forensic psychology and health care) as research associate, acquiring extensive experience particularly in psycho-physiological methods. I was also involved in NGOs and Movements supporting mental and psychological health.
Today I am a practitioner psychologist based in Cyprus. In my office, located in Limassol, I offer psychotherapy and counseling sessions, Skills Groups as well as Group Therapy. At the same time, I work extensively with individuals from all over the world providing Online Counseling. Aside from my practice, I have been involved in the areas of recruitment, career counseling and communication/personal development training.
I am committed to continuous professional development (CPD), thus I regularly attend conferences, keep up to date with psychological science, and maintain inter- and intradisciplinary professional relationships.
We all want to live fulfilling lives. We all deserve so and, although life throws us many challenges, we all are able to.
Living positively is one of the main values I personally live by, and what I aspire to help my clients achieve through their unique journey in therapy.
To live positive is not about a life without difficulties, obstacles, pain, ups and downs, or any such unrealistic expectations. Challenges are part of life and the meaning is not to be found in avoiding or not having to address them,
but rather in dealing with them.
You can’t stop the waves but you can learn how to surf, as the saying goes. Living positively is a journey through life.
It is about finding our strength; Accessing our inner resources to deal with whatever comes our way;
Learning to accept life for what it is and how to keep a positive perspective on it even in tough times;
Learning to see the value behind and growing through mistakes made, bad events, bad periods in life;
Keeping an active attitude in life and not giving up trying;
Accepting the past, doing our best in the present, and being hopeful for the future;
Embracing our true selves; Finding happiness within us.
It is not always an easy journey;
I can assure you it’s worth it.
As a person with multicultural understanding who embraces diversity, I enjoy working with people from all over the world and from all different types of backgrounds.
It’s never late to take care of yourself!