Rachel Miller (Adv Dip.Couns) MBACP
Who am I?
I am a qualified counsellor, based in Tonbridge offering one-to-one counselling, both short and long term. I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to the Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I am fully insured and attend regular supervision to make sure my work is beneficial for my clients.
How counselling works?
My private practise provides a professional and confidential environment in which we can explore what has brought you to counselling. We work at your pace and direction, allowing you the time to discuss and explore areas relevant to your issues; such as life events, feelings and emotions, behaviour etc.
As a Humanistic counsellor my work is grounded in a philosophy of empathy, warmth, acceptance and trust. Our work together will hopefully enable you to gain a greater understanding of your unique experiences and make sense of your personal issues. The counselling will help you make informed decisions and judgements, creating new personal choices. I believe that this type of therapy helps provide a framework for you to plan and set a direction for your own life.
The therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client is at the heart of counselling and for this reason I offer an initial 50 minute session, so that we can both decide if we can work together.
If you decide to proceed, we will arrange a time that’s convenient for both parties. Sessions are usually held weekly for 50 minutes, at the same time each week.
I can work short or long term and reviews are built in at various stages, so that you can decide how you’d like to proceed.
Why choose counselling?
There are times in our life when we can struggle with personal issues and sometimes these struggles can feel overwhelming. These feelings may bother us over a period of time or can be the result of a specific event. During these times we might want support or someone to talk to but approaching friends or family can sometimes be hard, no matter how supportive they are. Or perhaps we have no one to turn to and feel isolated. Counselling can help provide this support.
Some people choose just a few sessions to address their issues whilst others can come for a longer period of time. Some people are very clear about what they might need, whilst others can feel confused about where to start and what they need to do. We are all unique individuals with different needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Basic Counselling Skills
Certificate in Further Counselling Skills
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (accredited)
I am committed to provide the best possible standards of therapeutic care to clients therefore I continually train to update my knowledge and skills.
I work mainly in the person-centred approach; however I do incorporate different techniques from other models if I believe it will be helpful for my client.
During training and post qualification I have experienced working with a wide range of client issues, (children and adults) including: anxiety, depression, sexuality, bereavement, loss, child related issues, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, aggression, loss and anger management issues.
Please feel free to contact me if you feel I can be of help.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Initial consultation: £20
50 minute session: £40
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have availability on Fridays during the day and Saturday mornings.