Phil Giles M.Dip BA (Hons) Registered MBACP & MNCP
0118 328 2393 / 0795 468 8693
I specialise in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD) as well as other trauma-related presenting issues arising from service or employment in conflict zones; law enforcement and emergency services; accident-related trauma, e.g. road traffic accidents or other transport disasters in the air and at sea; sexual abuse either historic or current ongoing; domestic violence; personal injury through acts of violence, torture or terrorism; kidnapping victims and those who have been illegally detained on cultural or religious grounds.
I use a variety of different treatments, including: Prolonged Exposure Therapy; Imagery Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy, Narrative Exposure Therapy, Emotional Regulation, Safe Place Visualisation, Grounding Technique and Progressive Muscle Relaxation. I offer both short-term/long-term therapy, face-to-face or via Skype Worldwide; Group Therapy and EAP support together with Critical Incident Stress Management Debriefing.
For my General Counselling/Psychotherapy Clients, I mainly work using a Humanistic/Person-Centred approach, but also drawing upon Cognitive, Integrative, Solution-Focused and Transactional Analysis therapies.
I am also able to see Clients occasionally, face-to-face and by appointment only in Lisbon, Setubal and the Algarve districts of Portugal.
I offer a free, 30-minute introductory assessment session with no obligation to continue and will always try to accommodate Clients on their preferred times/dates irrespective of time zone.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist in 2009 with Post Graduate Diplomas in Psychotherapuetic Counselling (accredited by CPCAB) and Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis (accredited by BACP).
I have a BA Honours Degree as well as several Certificates in Counselling Foundation, Skills, Practice and Theory. I have undertaken CRUSE Bereavement Training and more recently I qualified as a Psycho-Traumatologist in London achieving a Masters Level 7 Post Graduate M.Dip, which is accredited by the UK's National Council of Psychotherapists.
I am a registered member of both the BACP and the NCP. I have first-hand experience of both the Armed Forces and Emergency Services.
I occasionally work as a Volunteer Traumatologist with a leading Psychotherapy Practice near Harley Street in London.
I have also worked as a Volunteer Therapist for several charities focusing on those in need of spiritual and cultural therapy from India, the Middle East and the Far East.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- 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
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My hourly rate varies between £35-£50 with concessions available and is dependant upon the type of therapy required. Please visit my website for full details.
Disabled access/parking available. Home visits available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Normally available between 09.00 - 23.00 GMT
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|