Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller

Thornton Heath
CR7

07891690659

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Thornton Heath
CR7

07891690659

About me

It is most likely, you are currently experiencing something, which has brought you to look for support. No matter what is troubling you, psychotherapy can be a place to meet your own (often hidden) resources.

Working together through the process of therapy is useful in receiving mirroring, reflective questions to open one’s awareness to alternative perspectives, as well as a contained space to explore your internal landscape of thoughts, feelings and sensations. Within a safe, non-judgemental environment, you may feel more able to meet any unease you are experiencing, as a means to foster change you wish to see.

As a BACP accredited, integrative transpersonal psychotherapist, I aim to meet and see you, as and where you are, in a relationship based on equality, unconditional positive regard, compassion and empowerment. Bringing my experience of embodied awareness practices, I invite inquiry into body-based experiences, as a tool for further development of presence, emotional regulation, interpersonal skills, empathy and greater clarity in mind perception.

While most often people participate in their session through verbal dialogue, sometimes working with movement, sound, art materials, or sand tray is a useful option.

Psychotherapy is often a long-term commitment of several years, however sometimes the work feels complete over a few months. Some people choose to focus on a specific matter over the course of a few weeks. The length of your work is determined at the beginning of therapy, upon having gone through an assessment to glean what our work together will entail and to decide whether we are suitable working together.

Alongside psychotherapy, I also offer embodied awareness sessions, on a one to one basis, as well as group sessions and workshops. Embodied awareness practices reconnect us to what is actually happening NOW; oppose to being lost in the ‘reality’ created by our emotional mind, where stories about ourselves, others, the past and future, keep us from being present.
Working with individuals and groups, I also facilitate working with dreams.

Training, qualifications & experience

Through my journey as a transpersonal integrative psychotherapist, counsellor and embodied awareness instructor, my life experiences have initiated many transformations of learning, unlearning, relearning and remembering. While my multidisciplinary background plays a large part in the way I work, it does not compare to my lifelong practice of simply being present and allowing whatever is happening to evolve naturally.

While I have most recently been working as a BACP accredited psychotherapist (trained through The Centre of Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, London), I originally worked as a professional dancer; from a young age journeying through intensive trainings with The Royal Ballet School, English National Ballet School, and Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, where I received a 3 year dance diploma, before going on to perform in the U.S., alongside teaching dance to all ages and abilities.

Wishing to extend the benefits of movement to a diverse audience, I expanded my training to work as a personal trainer, before transitioning to yoga through the Sivananda school, in India. My practice has been influenced by Vinyasa yoga, Sarah Powers’ ‘Insight Yoga’, Scaravelli yoga, Vipassana meditation, as well as the somatics based practices of Body Mind Centering and Feldenkrais Method.

Yoga was the catalyst towards therapy, which instigated my aforementioned training. Therapeutically, I have worked as a bereavement counsellor for Marie Curie and as a counsellor at St. Ann’s Hospital, Phoenix Unit, a service specialising in eating disorders. I have also worked as a psychotherapist with clients at Fresh Start Low Cost Counselling and Psychotherapy Services, as well as in private practice at The Light Centre Belgravia and Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy based in Paddington.

I continue to extend my therapeutic tools to incorporate embodied awareness practices, training and practicing with Linda Hartley in 'Authentic Movement', as well as being inspired by Eugene Gendlin’s ‘Focusing’ techniques and Byron Katie's 'The Work'. My interest in 'dreamwork' has been supported by training with accredited psychotherapist and supervisor Nicole O'Reilly, in Worthing.

Member organisations

BACP

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Embodied Awareness Practices
  • Dreamwork
  • Yoga

Fees

The original assessment takes up to an hour and costs £60.
Cost of therapy is £60 p/50 minutes sessions.


Maps & Directions

Thornton Heath, CR7

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: N/A

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
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