Joanne Miles Registered Member MBACP
I am a qualified and experienced integrative counsellor and registered member of the BACP working in Rochford, Essex, near to Southend airport. I work with adults, couples and young people.
Life can sometimes feel like a choppy sea, with waves of emotion washing over us. Perhaps you are feeling anxious or sad at present. Maybe you are depressed or angry. This may relate to your relationships or work, or perhaps you are uncertain why you feel as you do. At times, you may even feel unsure what you are feeling, but just that you don't feel 'right.'
On occasion, we can all struggle to cope or feel overwhelmed with things that are happening to us, we can even dislike ourselves or our behaviour.
I offer a safe, comfortable and secure space for you to talk about your difficulties and how they are affecting you. I work compassionately, with respect and empathy. Experience has informed me that being heard and understood by someone who is trained to do so can help to ride out the storm, restoring an inner feeling of calm.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma HE in Integral Therapeutic Counselling (Distinction) BACP accredited - Anglia Ruskin University
Certificate HE in Counselling (Distinction) - Anglia Ruskin University
Counselling Skills - Anglia Ruskin University
Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling Skills - WPF Chelmsford Counselling Foundation
As well as private practice, I work at a counselling charity in Essex. Additionally, I have worked at a substance misuse agency in Southend and a private practice in Maldon, Essex. Previously, I worked for many years in the public sector, gaining an LLB (Hons) in Law and working as an advocate in the Criminal Appeal Court. I was also employed in the welfare department of the Metropolitan Police Service and subsequently worked as a staff welfare officer in the Court Service.
I have considerable experience in working with mental health issues, specialising in this area whilst working for a local authority as a homeless families officer and for a leading housing association.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
From £35 per session (a session last for 50 mins)
From £45 per session (a session lasts for 1hr)
I do offer some concessionary places, so please ask about this if it means you can access the help you need.
As an integrative counsellor, I draw on a range of therapeutic models and approaches. These include person-centred, psychodynamic, CBT and integral therapy. I also use therapeutic imagery and other creative approaches, such as painting and drawing. These approaches can feel a little easier than talking and can improve and enhance wellbeing. You may wish to try some of these ways of working, as they are also very useful in exploring and developing further insight and understanding.
By working integratively, I am able to use the most suitable approaches to adapt to your changing needs and requirements. For me, the most important thing is our therapeutic relationship. Research has shown this proves to be the deciding factor in effective and successful therapy.
I hope in our initial meeting you will feel able to speak candidly about what brought you to counselling, and what your hopes and expectations are. Furthermore, I hope you will feel free to ask any questions you may have. I offer both short-term and open-ended counselling. Should we agree to work together, we can explore what suits you and work at your pace.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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