Jason Mileham Dip.Couns, MNCS (Accredited), BACP, Counsellor.
I am fully accredited and insured Counsellor. COVID- 19 practice now online. I understand that at times life seems hard to cope with, problems build up and you may be experiencing overwhelming emotions. If you feel as though it's too much to deal with on your own then counselling may be the right option for you.
My name is Jason and I offer counselling in Basildon and the surrounding areas of Essex. My own personal experiences led me to seek counselling, after making some important life changes I reconsidered my career and focused on training to become a counsellor. These experiences have helped me to develop my own insights and awareness which I believe are vital in an effective counsellor. I am passionate about my work and feel privileged to be a counsellor, I am warm, empathic and focused.
I will help to facilitate and support you in a safe, non-judgemental, confidential and compassionate environment; whatever you decide to bring to counselling it will be at your pace. I aim to build a working relationship with you, enabling you to feel comfortable to explore and understand your experiences, thoughts, emotions and how they can be connected to events in the past or the present. Through this exploration, we can work towards positive change. It may be that you're uncertain of what needs to change or where to begin and that’s okay too. I work using mainly Transactional Analysis (TA for short). TA is a lively, dynamic and intelligent way to work, allowing for creativity; the models are intuitive and easy to understand. I have a wide array of concepts from which to draw upon for understanding situations ranging from simple to more complex ones. However, I adapt these styles to best suit you.
I believe that it requires a lot of courage to take the first steps into counselling, whether you're having counselling for the first time or returning after a break. I offer a free 20-minute initial phone assessment for you to share your concerns and to determine if the therapy I offer and myself as a counsellor are the right fit for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Experience
Diploma in Counselling (Transactional Analysis) 4 yrs.
Foundation Cert (Transactional Analysis).
Transactional Analysis 101 Cert.
Counselling Studies (integrative) level 3.
Counselling skills, Level 2.
I work in private practice and have been a volunteer counsellor at Thurrock Mind since September 2015 until presently. I have experience working with a diverse range of clients that have presented with a wide range of issues including the following; depression, anxiety, bereavement, loss, work and personal relationship problems.
I offer one-to-one counselling (short term and long term) for individuals adults.
Due to COVID, I currently offer counselling over Zoom/Phone.
I can help clients who are experiencing difficulties with; relationship issues, anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement, ADHD and other difficulties. For more information please contact me.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
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
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
The counselling sessions take place weekly and last for 50 minutes on the same day and time each week. The current fees are £40 per session however, due to the Coronavirus and the negative impact that it has had on people's regular income I have a few lower-cost spaces available, please enquire.
Concessions offered for
"Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance".