My name is Janey Templer-Milligan and I am a fully qualified Counsellor & Psychotherapist. I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) & hold a current Enhanced DBS certificate allowing me to work with both children & adults. I am fully insured. Apart from running my own private practice, I am also Co-Lead Psychotherapist for Self Harmony at Swindon & Gloucestershire Mind & a member of the Swindon Equality Coalition Committee.
I offer a free first session which gives you the opportunity to see if you would be comfortable working with me. It also allows me to gather information about you & your counselling needs. Talking can be difficult & challenging & I will ensure that you always feel safe with me which will enable a trusting relationship to exist. Trust is the foundation that can empower clients to begin to be able to talk about their lives & issues that affect them.
I believe in equality for everyone and work with clients regardless of age, gender, religion, ethnicity and sexual orientation.
What experience do I have?
I have spent many years working as a counsellor for people who have alcohol & drug addictions. Realising you have a problem is the first step to getting better but sometimes the hardest. People misuse substances for many reasons & particularly to lift their mood; help blot out past trauma or deal with overwhelming feelings.
I can help by exploring issues of why you use substances & how they affect you, your life & your health. By identifying triggers & issues my counselling can help to bring in ways to cope & overcome addiction & prevent any relapses.
I also work extensively with clients who self-harm & self-injure, which is an often misunderstood & stigmatised behaviour. I can help you to get to the root of why you are harming & work to overcome your negative behaviour by developing coping strategies & a more positive way of thinking & feeling about yourself & life.
I believe in equality & inclusion in our society & have many clients in the LGBT community. I help with the many issues that this marginalised group face in life as a result of rejection & homophobia within our society. I can help to explore your feelings around your sexuality & the issues you face to empower you to lead more fulfilled lives. I have expert knowledge on transgender people & deliver workshops to schools, colleges & organisations within Wiltshire on Trans people.
I also offer support to family members who may have difficulty coming to terms with your sexuality or preferred gender
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a degree in Therapeutic Counselling from Gloucestershire University & a post-graduate diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from Aylesbury College. I have supervision twice a month to ensure that I am working safely & ethically with each of my clients. I also have ongoing professional development & attend various workshops, training & seminars to enhance my knowledge & skills as a therapist.
I work with people who have Aspergers, Autism, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Borderline Personality Disorders, depression, anxiety, PTSD, panic disorder, low self esteem & self worth. I also work with people who have been abused emotionally, physically & sexually & have a deep understanding of the damaging affects abuse has on the individual.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Initial Assessment - FREE
Individuals - £50
Couples - £70
Concessional & student rates are available & I offer 1:1 therapy for students studying to become counsellors.
Each session is 50 minutes long & I provide short-term counselling & open-ended therapy depending on your needs.
Mornings, evenings & Saturdays
I am a member of the Swindon Equality Coalition Committee &Swindon Borough Council's LGBT Planning Group & believe & embrace diversity. I offer a safe, non-judgmental service which allows my clients to explore their issues & feelings. I believe that trust is the foundation to a good working relationship between me & my clients; when this is in place it allows clients to explore their difficulties & bring about positive change in their wellbeing & lives.
I help to run the Swindon Support & Network Group for Transgender People on Facebook & am their counsellor. The group offers support, advice & help for Transgender people & holds monthly social events. I am a member of Swindon Borough Council's LGBT Planning Group.
I am a member of the Swindon Counsellors & Psychotherapists' Network (SCPN) & have appeared on BBC Wiltshire radio, newspaper & magazine articles. I also help run a monthly show on Swindon 105.5 radio talking about different issues within our community such as mental health; homelessness; LGBT issues; women's issues to name a few. We aim to raise awareness with our listeners to help make Swindon a more inclusive & understanding community.