Graeme Mills (BACP Accredited & Registered) Individual & Couples Counsellor
Do you need to talk?
Starting a counselling relationship is a pro-active and positive step to help you manage your life more effectively. I am confident I can help you deal with whatever symptoms of anxiety or depression you are experiencing
I have many years of experience, having worked in private practice and for a variety of organisations-including the NHS. I work with people like you who may be struggling with anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties, surviving trauma, experiencing perinatal depression, drug/alcohol related issues, amongst many other mental health difficulties.
Who I can help
I offer individual and couples/relationship counselling and supervise counsellors and trainee counsellors.
As a Person Centred trained Counsellor and Focusing Orientated therapist I aim to create a trusting, safe, open and supportive relationship in which we can begin to explore the issues that are troubling you.
There are many different aspects to counselling but for me it encompasses the gentle art of self-acceptance and self-empowerment. It helps us to deal more effectively with the difficult and painful events in life which we all face from time to time. It will allow you to re-discover and embrace your uniqueness and complexity as well as provide a sense of meaning and perspective to your life
I see my role as facilitating you in having a better relationship with yourself which will in turn enhance your other relationships. My belief is that we gain a greater sense of well-being if we integrate those parts of ourselves we find uncomfortable and tend to ignore or deny. My experience has shown me that those parts of ourselves we find difficult to acknowledge, potentially offer us the greatest gifts and insights.
I work with couples/relationships and individuals offering a wide variety of therapeutic approaches. Counselling is a collaborative way of working which enables us to explore openly, creatively and with a spirit of curiosity what it is to be you.
How many sessions will you need?
You may only need a few sessions. I have experience of working on a short term basis as well as working longer term.
Why not contact me to see how counselling can help you to manage the current challenges in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited and registered member of the B.A.C.P. and I work in Lewes, East Sussex.
- Post Graduate Certificate in Focusing -Orientated Therapy (University of East Anglia)
- FdSc Person-Centred Counselling (Brighton University);
- Post Graduate Cerificate Focusing Orientated Therapy (University of East Anglia);
- Counselling Training (Metanoia);
- Couples Counselling Training (Counselling Plus);
- Supervision Training C.S.T.D. London
- C.B.T Training Certificate- 'C.B.T with Heart';
- P.O.D.S. Training; (Trauma and dissociative disorders);
- TA 101 certificate in Transactional Analysis (Metanoia);
- Mankind (Uk) Training -Male sexual abuse awareness;
- Drug and Alcohol Awareness training;
- Suicide Awareness Workshop
- Practical Mindfulness Training
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.
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
- Relationship Issues
- Anxiety, Depression
- Trauma, Couples Counselling
- Men's issues
- Sexual Abuse and Trauma
- Bereavement and loss
- Young peoples issues
- Short term and long term work
- NHS Coaching. Amongst many other areas
£50-60 for 50 minute session (Negotiable concessions at this time for key workers and low income groups)
£70 for 1 hr couples session
I have a private counselling practice in Lewes working with adults and couples.
I lecture at East Sussex College on the FdSc in Person Centred Counselling
I have worked as an NHS Counsellor. A G.P. referral service offering both short and longer term.The work was wide ranging.
I have worked in Lewes for the NHS 'Afterthoughts' project - a peri-natal Counselling service-supporting both mothers and fathers who are experiencing difficulties during pregnancy, childbirth and onward.
I have worked as an NHS Coach working with people diagnosed with long term physical illness. GP referral service
I have worked as a Counsellor for the Survivors of Suicide Project. A counselling partnership in East Sussex.
I have worked as a Youth Counsellor at Denton Island Community Centre, Newhaven
I have worked as a counsellor for Mankind (UK) (working with men over the age of 18 who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or adult sexual assault at any time in their lives);
I have worked as counsellor with CRI Patched (now FACT, Pavillions) in Brighton (Alcohol and substance misuse- working specifically with families, carers and friends who are affected by other people's drug and alcohol misuse);
I have worked as a counsellor with the Summerhayes Project (now Sussex Community Counselling) a service offering low cost, short term counselling to adults through a G.P. referral service);