Aileen Milne BA Hons, PG Dip, MSc, BACP ACCRED.
01242 224317 / 07761 818770
Hello - thanks for having a look at my profile.
For me, counselling is about having a time and place set aside , just for you, where you can , with an impartial and interested other person ( that's me !), focus on yourself and what is troubling you.
I have 23 years experience working as a counsellor and am qualified to MSc level. I work with individuals , couples and groups and have experience working with bereavement, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, relationship problems, work related issues and many more issues - all of which can diminish people's confidence and stop them enjoying their lives.
I aim to create an environment that feels safe and non-judgmental, to facilitate the exploration of the difficulties you are experiencing
I am an accredited British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) counsellor/ psychotherapist, a BACP member and I am registered with UKRCP (UK register of counsellors/psychotherapists). I have worked in various settings. These have included counselling in a young peoples' counselling service, in local educational settings and with the WEA , working for a company (a leading Employment Assistance provider- EAP) which provides counselling for employees all over the UK, as well as in private practice. Working within an EAP (assessing and counselling employees), has also given me insight into work related issues .
I originally studied the psychodynamic model of counselling and psychotherapy and over the years I have embraced other approaches such as CBT and solution focused-predominately for working on strategies to tackle specific problems within a short time framework. I adopt values from person centred therapy - namely: empathy, unconditional positive regard/ respect, and congruence (being genuine as a human being as well as a counsellor) and ideas of personal growth and empowerment. I work both short term (usually 6-12 sessions) and also longer term, in psychodynamic based work. I offer counselling over the telephone where appropriate and am experienced in working on line. As a professional counsellor / psychotherapist, I abide by the BACP code of ethics.
I offer supervision to individuals and groups. I also supervise trainee counsellors. I accept referrals from GPs and other professionals.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (hons.) In English and Religious studies - the religious studies element has provided me with a background knowledge to various religions and their practices. I don't follow any particular religion myself and I am interested in spiritual teachings generally. Cert. couns. (R.S.A.)Foundation course in Psychodynamic Counselling
Dip. couns. Post graduate Diploma in Counselling from University of the West of England, (UWE), in Psychodynamic and Person Centred Counselling
MSc in Counselling (obtained from the University of Bristol) - Integrative
Supervision- moduler training at Bristol University,in both individual and group supervision
I have also trained/attended courses in CBT, Mindfulness, Solution Focused therapy, supervision, time limited psychodynamic therapy, the narrative model of therapy, working with abuse, bereavement, anxiety, depression, work related stress, assertiveness training, ethics, visualisation, imagery and relaxation techniques and many others over the years that I have worked as a counsellor. I have authored and co authored books on counselling.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am experienced at working over the telephone and online counselling .
I am practised in management support and issues of stress in the work place.
I am interested in the spiritual aspect of the human psyche and work at times , (if the client is comfortable with it ),with visualisation, imagery and relaxation techniques.
I am experienced in working with bereavement and loss
I have worked with young people as I trained and counselled at 'SHARE' Young Peoples' Services for 6years. I currently work with young people over the age of sixteen.
I also have training and an interest in cultural issues.
My fees per session are £45 for individuals, £60 for couples.
I charge £60.00 for supervision sessions (an hour and a half hours duration -1 session fulfills the monthly BACP requirement for practice ).
My concessionary fee for students in counselling placements is £25 per session.
Counselling sessions over the telephone are £30.00 per session and the client will make the call to me each session, thereby bearing the cost of the call.
Call or email me, under no obligation.
I require 24 hours cancellation notice when an appointment has been made, when we can rearrange the session, otherwise I charge full fee for missed sessions.
Payment is required to be paid per session , prior to the session .
Concessions may be available so please contact me, if you would like to, to discuss.
My practice is currently based in Charlton Kings, Cheltenham near the Cirencester and London roads.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work in private practice Mon. and Weds. morning until early evening, Tuesdays 10am-3pm, and Fridays between 10 am to 12 am sessions are 50mins .
Types of client