Drew Miller MBACP Accred, MCOSRT Accred, EMDR Qualified
I was drawn to become a counsellor later in life and over the last 20 years I have worked in the NHS, Residential Services, Community Services and the charity sector.
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist.
I work with both individuals and couples. I am qualified and experienced to undertake couples/relationship work of a complex nature. I am a COSRT Accredited (College of Sex and Relationship Therapy).
The way that I work is based on my belief that the quality of the relationship we build between us is the key to the therapy being effective.
I am unlikely to sit opposite you in a stony silence, but neither will I invade your space. The time is yours. I believe my role is to help you through the process by creating a safe space in which you feel comfortable to talk about personal and difficult areas of your life.
I work with the issues that you bring, at a pace that is right for you and will support you in exploring options that help you reach decisions which feel right for you.
I can be difficult to decide whether to enter into therapy. I don't lock people into long therapy contracts and build regular review sessions. We start with an assessment session - after this I encourage you to go away and think about how you feel working with me and then decide whether to to arrange follow up sessions. At the assessment stage you will be assessing me, not just I you and I won't 'chase' you for a decision.
If we arrange a session I will send your my Counselling and Confidentiality agreement so you can see my working practice, supervisory support, fees and cancellation policy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I received an Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling from CPPD (UK) and I am BACP accredited. I have received London Diploma in Relationship and Psychosexual Therapy. I am also COSRT accredited (College of Relationship and Psychosexual Therapy). I have a Health and Social Care qualification NVQ3 for substance misuse.
I am a qualified EMDR therapist and have completed the EMDRworks Europe accredited training.
I worked for 3 years at Kings College Hospital an NHS psychosexual service for women and men providing physical and psychological help for sexual and relationship problems such as lack of libido, vaginismus, erectile difficulties and premature ejaculation.
Until 4 years ago worked as a Senior Practitioner in both Residential and Community services in London. This included Statutory, non Statutory services and GP surgeries.
I now work exclusively in private practice in W6 and Central London (Saturdays only)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I use EMDR in certain presentations to help manage single event or developmental trauma and abuse.
I charge a standard £60 per 50 minute session for individuals, and £75 for Couples for a one hour.
I charge £70 for 50 minutes at my practice in the West End.
I can work on a sliding scale for people on a low income which would be negotiated.
An initial assessment session for 80 minutes costs £60.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can often accommodate times to suit. Saturdays available only in Central London. I don't work Sundays.
Types of client