West Oxfordshire Counselling (Gareth Miller MA MBACP)
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. Telephone consultations can be arranged in certain circumstances, if it is difficult for you to get to Kirtlington, but it is always better to meet face to face.
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 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.
Accredited register membership
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).
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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
My fees are £55 for a 50-minute session, payable by cash or cheque.
Please see my website or email or call me for an informal discussion.