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About me

I am an experienced Psychodynamic counsellor and therapist. I work with adults and young people experiencing difficulties in their life. I offer a non-judgmental and supportive approach and work with each clients individual needs.

Psychodynamic Counselling takes into account all aspects of a persons life, the present situation, past experiences and the unconscious. I work in a flexible and supportive way to enable you to experience a personal and individual journey through therapy, a journey that can lead to greater insight and understanding of yourself.

With both adults and young people I can work with a range of issues including depression and anxiety, panic attack, fears and phobias, trauma and abuse, bereavement, illness, self harming, relationship problems, parenting, life changes, post natal depression, sexual problems, health issues.

You may not be fully aware of the reasons for your distress or difficulties and this is where Psychodynamic counselling can really help. By focusing on the unconscious patterns of behaving and relating you can begin to understand what has led you to experience things a certain way. Counselling can offer a neutral space away from the pressures of daily life where you can speak without fear of judgement. Having someone to think with you on a regular basis can lead to more personal clarity and therefore an ability to move forward in life.

I have a safe and private consulting room in the center of Frome. The first time we meet we will discuss whether the counselling I offer is right for you. If you want to proceed we would then meet for weekly 50 min sessions at the same day and time each week. I can offer both short term work and long term therapy.

Counselling young people.

I have worked with children and young people for over 20 years in both educational and caring capacities. I am trained to work therapeutically with children and young people and I have experience as a school counsellor.

In my work with young people I can help them explore the difficulties of change, transition and growing up and explore their relationships, I can also help with trauma, bullying, bereavement, exam stress, self harm, sexuality, school problems and family issues. Where appropriate I offer parent support when working with a child.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling - Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People.
  • PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education)
  • BTh (Bachelor of Theology)

Work experience current and past

  • Diploma Course Leader for a counselling training.
  • Youth Counselling project lead for a charity.
  • Adult counselling within a charity.
  • Working as a school counselor.
  • Over 20 years experience of working with children and young people in many different capacities.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Psychoanalytic Council

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I charge £45 per session

6B Palmer Street
Frome
Somerset
BA11 1DS

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Catherine Miles MBACP, BPC Reg. Psychodynamic Counselling

Catherine Miles MBACP, BPC Reg. Psychodynamic Counselling