Christine Miles

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BA (Hons) Registered RMBACP Person-Centred Counsellor
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Cleethorpes DN36 & Grimsby DN32
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and Welcome - I am a fully qualified, professional, and experienced Independent Person-Centred Counsellor and I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (RMBACP)

I have worked, and continue to work alongside male and female clients aged between 18yrs and 80yrs+ with an extensive range of issues and I am happy to share with you that I feel privileged to have accompanied, and continue to accompany people along their personal individual journeys.
I am passionate about what I do and I truly believe in the process, the value, and the uniqueness of the therapeutic relationship.

  • I currently work independently within my own Private Practice offering one-to-one 'affordable' therapy.
  • I also work collaboratively within the organisation Professional Football Association (PFA) and North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC) offering time limited one to one therapy. 
  • I have previously worked for Navigo-(NHS) as part of a team offering Systemic Family Therapy and Behavioural Family Therapy (BFT) family work to families and couples at Harrison House in Grimsby.
  • I have previously worked for the national company GamCare offering time limited counselling for people and affected others struggling with gambling problems and addiction.
  • I have also volunteered some of my time, and for a number of years, working within the mental health sector as a one-to-one counsellor for MIND in Cleethorpes.


Choosing The Right Therapist
- Research suggests that the therapeutic relationship is key to successful therapy. Feeling that you can trust and share your inner-most thoughts and feelings with your therapist is extremely important and I hope that our initial session together will help to assist you in deciding if my approach and style of counselling is the right fit for you.

How I Work - I work in a professional, confidential, understanding, empathic and non-judgemental way creating a safe and trusting environment for you to explore your issues whilst respecting your uniqueness. For many people this new experience in itself allows for a better understanding enabling you to take steps along a journey of self-discovery and to a greater level of self-awareness, empowerment, personal development and personal freedom.

Why Choose Counselling? - Life can be overwhelming and there are times when it feels almost impossible to deal with the challenges it brings.
Childhood abuse, neglect, bullying, obsessive and/or intrusive thoughts, anxiety, depression, toxic relationships, relationship break ups, betrayal, trauma, stress, menopause, children leaving home, aging parents, bereavement, loss...... these are all extremely distressing and many people struggle to overcome these incredibly painful experiences on their own.

Counselling offers you the opportunity to make sense of, and explore, at your own pace, any issues that may be impacting your life and/or relationships within a safe, comfortable and confidential environment.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (with honours) in Counselling Studies
  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Certificate of Proficiency (COP) - York
  • Behavioural Family Therapy - Training by Meriden
  • Systemic Family Therapy - In house training -  NHS - Navigo
  • Transactional Analysis - TA101 - Leeds
  • Information Governance Training - NHS- Navigo
  • ‘Personal Aspects of Attachment Theory - the Science of Family Bonds’ delivered by Sir Richard Bowlby. Faculty of Health, Human Development & Community Studies lecture
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma in Social Studies and Social Work - Grimsby College
  • Bridge to Access Diploma - Grimsby College
  • NCFE Level 1 Award in Substance Misuse - (Drugs & Alcohol)
  • Working With Problem Gambling - Training by GamCare
  • Introduction to Therapeutic Work with Children and Young People - Hull
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies - Grimsby College
  • Emotional Health - Springboard to Robust Self-Esteem
  • Feel the Fear - (and do it anyway) - Jan Rylett
  • Inner-Child Potential - Hull
  • Working with Russian Dolls in Therapy (Inner-Child) - Lindum College - Lincoln
  • Freedom for Agencies - Awareness Training of Domestic & Emotional Abuse - Women's Aid
  • Menopause Wellness Practitioner - Diploma
  • 7 Key Tips For Working Successfully With Men In Therapy - James Hawes MBACP (Accred)
  • Working with Shame (Gestalt Approach) - Alan Leach
  • Domestic Abuse Conference with Guest Speakers - Women's Aid - Grimsby

Professional and Ethical Stance -

  • I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (RMBACP), I am bound by and adhere strictly to its Code of Ethics & Practice, these may be viewed online at: http://www.bacp.co.uk
  • I am on the BACP Accredited Register which has been created for qualified counsellors, this demonstrates that as a practising counsellor I am committed to providing good quality care. (My Membership Number is - 057003) This may be viewed online at: http://www.bacpregister.org.uk/check_register/
  • I hold a current Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Certificate - information may be viewed online at: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service
  • I am covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance.
  • I attend one and a half hours of private clinical/supportive supervision each month with a Senior Accredited Registered MBACP supervisor for work undertaken within my private practice.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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 Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Inner child healing work.

Menopause support. 

Personal development. 

Fees

£40.00 per session

When I work

Immediate appointments may be available.

Further information

I work with clients over the age of 18yrs on a one to one basis.
I do not currently offer couples counselling.

Duration of a counselling session is 60 minutes.

I offer both short term therapy (approximately 6-8 sessions),
or long term therapy which ever suits your needs and requirements.

I work from a private comfortable therapy room based in Humberston. This is accessible via the number 7 bus and for those that drive, there is ample private parking.
Within my business premises there is a cafe/diner for your convenience.

I offer day time and some evening appointments, Saturday morning appointments may be available. 
Immediate appointments may also be available.

Telephone/Text : 07928235756
**Due to the nature of my work my phone is often in silent mode so please leave a message and I will return your call or text as soon as I am able to**

Thank you for your time in reading through my profile,
I look forward to hearing from you. 

Kind regards 
Christine Miles 

Humberston, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, DN36 4AS

Grimsby, Lincolnshire, DN32 0QW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Whatsapp
FaceTime
Christine Miles
Christine Miles