g (Gareth Miller
West Oxfordshire Counsellin MA MBACP)
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My name is Gareth Miller and I run a private practice here in North and West Oxfordshire. My counselling room is in Kirtlington. I am committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment.
I work with both individuals and couples on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. My particular expertise is in couples' counselling and I have an MA in Relationship Therapy.
I am experienced in helping clients who are having difficulties with: relationships, divorce/separation, stress, anxiety, bereavement, redundancy, depression.
My practice is within easy reach of Woodstock, Bicester, Chipping Norton and surrounding villages. Zoom and telephone consultations can be arranged in the present circumstances.
Training, qualifications & experience
In addition to a Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling from the University of Oxford I have an MA in Relationship Therapy. I undertook this training with the Relate Institute.
Areas of Specialism
My main focus is on working with couples at any stage in their relationship. Couples might be married or living together or just good friends. I am happy to work with gay and lesbian couples, and also with single people who might have difficulty forming relationships, or with any kind of personal problem.
* I also have specific training and experience of working with clergy of any denomination and their spouses or partners.
Everyone is different and it is important for the counsellor not to adopt a ‘one approach fits all’ style. I try to use an integrative approach, which uses insights and techniques from a variety of schools of thought – systemic, psychodynamic, transactional analysis and so on.
My fundamental principle is to get to know you as an individual or couple and to work with you in a way that is comfortable and appropriate for you at this stage in your life.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Clergy and church workers of all mainstream denominations and their spouses or partners
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
My fees are £60 for a 50-minute session, payable by cash, cheque, or bank transfer.
When I work
I work mornings, afternoons and some evenings. I also work at weekends. Do call to discuss options with me.
Please see my website http://www.westoxfordshirecounselling.co.uk
or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call me on 07974 843692 for an informal discussion.