Jay Myles (MCouns, BSc Psych (Hons), MBPsS)
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Jay works holistically as an integrative psychotherapist and relationship counsellor, meaning she considers each individual in the specific context of their entire being and life circumstances. In practice then, Jay draws from a wealth of training, knowledge and experience, primarily from the fields of psychology, counselling and psychotherapy, in order to adapt to the interests of each individual uniquely.
She says, "Life is rarely an easy process but in my experience the challenges it presents can often seem more manageable when we begin seeing them from another perspective. Talking things through with a non-judgemental listener often works to relieve stress when we find ourselves feeling blocked or stuck. Therefore, my therapeutic approach is to invite clients into a working relationship, sharing a safe, growthful space, where they can bring any life issues and speak about these confidentially with me.
I'm also keen to encourage those interested in engaging in personal development work."
Jay offers both short-term and longer-term contracts to clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
Jay's passion for exploring therapeutic possibilities began with her undergraduate study of Psychology at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh and she graduated with 1st Class Honours in 2010.
She then began specialising in the Counselling and Psychotherapy Department at The University of Edinburgh and following her Postgraduate Certificate foundational year, she secured her Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Studies in 2013. Jay then continued for a further year researching childhood bereavement and impacted identity, graduating with Distinction in her Master of Counselling degree in 2014.
Jay is now a doctoral researcher of Counselling and Psychotherapy, specifically exploring processes relating to psychological breakdown and/or breakthrough, therapeutic healing and/or transformation, as well as the potential for emergent spirituality.
Covering a broad range of issues, Jay has experience of working with adults, children and young people on both short and longer-term contracts.
Jay is also committed to Continued Professional Development and has accrued many hours and various training certificates through the university and voluntary sector, developing her skills and learning specifically in relation to the counselling relationship, client assessment and counselling research; as well as areas of inner experiencing, bereavement and trauma, looking in particular at the application of mindfulness to trauma and subsequent recovery and growth.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
I operate a sliding scale of £35 - £65 per hour, based on income.
I am a graduate student member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), as well as the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and have full indemnity insurance covering my professional practice as both psychologist and counsellor/psychotherapist.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon 9am-9pm; Tues 6pm-9pm; Wed 2pm-5pm; Thurs 9am-5pm
Types of client