Background & Training
Mihaela Poliana Aniculaesei (MIACP) has completed a Masters in Assessment, Counselling and Psychotherapy for Children, Families and Couples in 2011 in Bucharest, Romania.
She also has a full qualification in Gestalt Therapy and became interested in body therapy. Currently she incorporates EFT, guided meditation and dream work from a Gestalt Therapy approach in her work .
Poliana has additional training in
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT),
- Working with Trauma/PTSD,
- ASIST- suicide intervention,
- Wellness Recovery and Action Plan (WRAP)
- Body based Capacitar training.
She is a fully accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and is working in private practice since 2011. Since 2015 she has lived and worked in Dublin, offering counselling sessions in Romanian and English.
Poliana currently offers individual therapy as well as couples and play therapy for children.
Poliana’s belief is that we all have the potential to grow and help others grow when we have enough support and balance in our life. Her focus is on restoring this balance by creating a safe environment where clients can explore feelings, beliefs and create new pathways to follow.
Individual therapy is a personal and unique journey. Each process is individual and cannot be replicated. The focus is on self-awareness, finding our inner voice, trusting ourselves and restoring feelings of self-worth. Individual therapy is about evolution, self-compassion and self-discovery.
In couples therapy the focus is on assisting the couple to learn about the way they communicate and how they can grow and develop together. Couple therapy has at the core taking care of the relationship.
Poliana has experience working with children through play therapy in one to one and group settings. Her approach includes the parent in each stage of the process by offering parenting sessions that alternate with play therapy sessions with the child. Play Therapy is focused on the family system.
Poliana has experience working with life struggles such as stress work related, family issues, bereavement, divorce, miscarriages, loss of confidence, change of country and search for sense.
She also has experience working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse, sex trafficking, war, torture and severe loss who present symptoms of trauma including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Poliana has volunteered in prison settings with men and women in the Alternative to Violence Project (AVP), Child Line, DRCC and supported Simon Community and Salvation Army providing therapy for people affected by homelessness.
Poliana’s work is in accordance with IACP ethics of practice.
Poliana’s preferred pronouns are she, her, hers.