Denise S Miles BACP Registered Counsellor
Hi, my name is Denise. If you are looking for a counsellor then I guess you are presently finding yourself struggling with confused, mixed, painful feelings that events in life have left you with. These feelings may be making you feel sad, alone and in need of some understanding, support and guidance. I am a qualified counsellor with over 10 years experience in helping individuals with relationship difficulties, depression, anger, fear, grief, family problems and many other issues.
I consider myself to be warm and approachable and will not judge you. My aim is to help you to understand your feelings, manage your difficulties, and give you the strength and ability to move on.
I offer long and short term counselling (you may only require a few sessions). I see most of my clients in my private home where I encourage them to take time out and just be themselves. Also, if you find it too difficult to leave your home I will consider home visits.
What Is Counselling?
Discussing confusing thoughts and feelings may be difficult with family and friends and many people fear going to counselling as they are unsure about what it entails. All of us at times struggle with life's demands, relationship difficulties or the loss or change of something important to you can leave you feeling alone and isolated.
I am an experienced, qualified counsellor and will provide empathy and understanding in a safe non-judgemental environment. Together we will explore your issues and concerns in the strictest confidence. You will be listened to and supported with the aim of giving you understanding, self awareness and the ability to face future events that life brings.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
I offer both long and short-term counselling according to your wants and needs. You may feel comfortable with just a couple of sessions. It is however important to remember that counselling is about you and you are in control and free to stop whenever you wish.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP accredited diploma of HE in Contemporary Psychodynamic Counselling (University of Leicester)
Certificate of HE in Contemporary Psychodynamic Counselling (University of Leicester)
Certificate in Understanding and Managing Personality Difficulties (Princess Marina Hospital, Northampton)
Certificate - Alcohol & Drug Awareness Training (Aquarius, Northampton)
N.H.S Bereavement Course completed (Cynthia Spencer Hospice, Northampton)
Advanced Counselling Skills, (Y.I.S, Milton Keynes)
Certificate 'An Overview of Newer models of Grief' (Cruse, Northampton)
I spent several years volunteering, and completed a Bereavement course organised by the N.H,S, at Cynthia Spencer Hospice. Here I supported terminally ill patients and their families during their times of uncertainty, fear, despair, loss and bereavement.
I worked for Women's Aid, Northampton, counselling clients in refuge mainly suffering from physical, mental and sexual abuse. The issues presented included low self-esteem, depression, substance abuse and suicidal tendencies.
My time as a counsellor at Y.I.S, Milton Keynes, gave me experience counselling 14-25 year old adolescents through the difficulties that can overwhelm them at this particular age. At Y.I.S issues were presented such as Education & Career pressures, confusion over sexuality, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, substance abuse and self harm.
I spent several years at N.C.S (Northampton Counselling Service), whereby I counselled a variety of clients. The issues faced included separation, divorce, career change, redundancy, depression and trauma.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
First Session (Assessment) - £20 This is an assessment whereby we will look at what is troubling you, what you are aiming to achieve through counselling, and whether the therapy I offer will be best for you.
Subsequent Sessions - £40 Discount considered for students and those on lower income.
Sessions are on a weekly basis for a duration of 50 minutes.
Home visits are available.
Payment by cash or cheque.
I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor, a registered member of the BACP and work in accordance of their code of Ethics and Good Practice. I have over ten years experience and consider myself to be a down-to-earth, warm and understanding counsellor. My own personal experiences have I feel, given me the ability to create a supportive environment to encourage self acceptance and positive change for my client's.
If you have any queries or wish to arrange an initial meeting, please telephone or email me. If I am unavailable by phone, please leave a message and I will get back to you at a time convenient for you, in the strictest of confidence.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Presently available between 10am and 8pm daily at private home location. Available for Home Visits - daytime, evenings and weekends. Short & long term therapy.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|