Catherine Miles MBACP, BPC Reg. Dip. Psychodynamic Counselling
As an experienced counsellor and therapist I can help adults, children and young people experiencing difficulties in their life. I offer a non-judgmental and supportive approach and work with each client to meet their 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.
With both adults, children and young people I can work with a range of issues including depression and anxiety, 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 and this is where counselling can really help. Together we can explore the unconscious parts of you in a long term therapy. This can lead to more clarity and therefore an ability to move forward in life.
Counselling children and 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. With younger children I use play and creative activities to help explore their feelings. Where appropriate I offer parent support when working with a child.
What to expect?
I have a safe and private space in a quiet clinic in Frome. It has a reception area and allocated parking. 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 longer term therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
- 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 in 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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I charge £45 per session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client