Brenda Miller MBACP ( snr accred)
I am a registered senior accredited counsellor and clinical supervisor having worked as a counsellor and supervisor in many settings. I work with Adults, Children, Adolescents, Families and Couple Counselling. My initial training is Integrative with a Person Centred approach. I believe that each client needs an approach in therapy which will suit their individuality and emotional needs.
We all experience times of anxiety and stress, when we feel anxious or burdened by events in life. Relationship difficulties, Bereavement, Health issues, Emotional problems, Change, Loss or a crisis in our lives are some of the reasons that can lead us to seek professional help.
We have within us the ability to understand our thoughts, actions and reactions but sometimes our experiences can seem overwhelming. Talking with a counsellor can help at the times when we feel vulnerable, anxious or find self understanding most difficult.
The client and myself agree a way of working which feels comfortable for them. To do this work I provide a professional therapeutic space where the client can feel safe and respected as an individual, a place to explore their issues without being judged.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a general counsellor which means I have been trained and qualified to work with most issues. I have additional professional qualifications to work in areas that I specialise in.
I specialise in working with Bereavement, Life limiting illness such as a diagnosis of Cancer (for all concerned, not just the patient) with individuals, children, adolescents and families. Young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties such as ADHD, Aspergers and Autism.
I also work as the Head of Therapy in a special needs school, at a Cancer Support Centre as a counsellor and clinical supervisor, the care system with adolescents and for employers assistance programs.
I have experience of working in GP Surgery's, Hospices, Main Stream Schools, Private Schools, EBSD school, Management of Counselling Services, charities and my own private practice. My qualifications are:-
* Diploma in Counselling
* European Diploma in Counselling
* Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Families
* Diploma in Supervision
* Cert: Person Centred Art Therapy
* Cert: CBT
* I have and continue to attended various training workshops and seminars
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Looked after children
Individuals 50 minutes session - £50
Couples 1hour session - £70
Families 1 hour session - on request
Where there are financial difficulties a reduction may be discussed.
** Corporate contracts are charged at a different rate, as discussed and agreed at the initial contracting stage.
As a senior accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and I adhere to the BACP Code of Ethics. I have undergone my own personal therapy and as with all professional counsellors I am subject to regular supervision of my work.
I add to my knowledge and understanding by attending continued professional development workshops, seminars, and additional qualifications.
Counselling can offer a quiet space in which to deepen our understanding of ourselves, to discover and develop more of our own unique potential.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I have a Diploma in Supervision, which covers Clinical Supervision of Counsellors and Health Professionals work.