Joshua Miles BACP Accredited Psychotherapist
- Until further notice, I am now meeting all clients online via Zoom or Skype rather than face-to-face
- I will be offering some additional lower cost sessions for those most financially impacted during this crisis
How I Can Help You
I am aware of the significant impact Coronavirus is having on our mental health. In these uncertain times, you may experience difficult or unsettling feelings or feel anxious or low in mood.
I am an experienced, fully qualified and BACP Accredited psychotherapist. I offer short term counselling and open ended psychotherapy to adults of all ages from my practice in Shoreditch, East London.
I can help if you find yourself feeling disconnected, lost in a sea of emotion or feeling as though the life you are living is not your own. You may feel dissatisfied or unhappy with your life be in the midst of a crisis or seek resolution for a particular difficulty.
Psychotherapy provides a space for meaningful self-expression and reflection, where you can freely unravel, explore and understand your feelings, thoughts and experiences in depth. I aim to assist you in more fully understanding your desires and motivations, developing a greater sense of self, and gaining further clarity and perspective of thought.
Through more fully understanding yourself, your past experiences and relationships, I aim to help you resolve your current difficulties, ultimately allowing you to live a life that feels genuine, more connected, real and meaningful.
How I Work
I aim to assist you in exploring your past experiences and relationships, and allow you to gain more clarity and insight into any difficulties you may be facing. I use an integrative model that draws influence and elements from two different models of psychotherapy - Psychodynamic and Humanistic. This integration enables me to tailor psychotherapy to your needs.
Psychodynamic psychotherapy aims to assist you in resolving your existing or historic difficulties through working with you to bring your unconscious mind and thoughts into conscious awareness. Psychodynamic theory holds the view that the mind conceals or retains feelings or memories which may be too painful or difficult for the conscious mind to process.
Humanistic psychotherapy aims to focus on your self-development and growth, and recognise your strengths, resourcefulness and creativity. Humanistic theory places emphasis on your self-worth and holds the view that being valued as a person, without being judged, can assist you in making changes in your life.
I am experienced in working with a wide range of life issues, such as -
- Relationship difficulties
- Loss & bereavement
- Family difficulties
- Affairs and betrayals
Getting Started With Psychotherapy
Beginning the process of psychotherapy can be daunting and confusing. If you think psychotherapy could be helpful for you and you wish to find out more, I offer a free 10 minute phone consultation where you can explain a little about your reasons for seeking psychotherapy and what you might hope to gain, and I can answer questions you may have about the process
I aim to respond to any enquiries within 12 hours
Where To Find Me
My practice is easily accessible, located a few minutes' walk from Old Street underground station, in the centre of Shoreditch. The area is served well by a wide range of transport links.
My practice is lift accessible, but has limited disabled access.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified psychotherapist, and accredited member of the BACP (Membership number - 731056)
My training was BACP accredited, ensuring a high standard of safe and ethical practice throughout.
- MSc Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Bachelors of Art Degree in Counselling
- Foundation Degree in Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Bereavement Counsellor - CARIS Islington - 2012 - 2015
- Psychotherapist - Highgate Counselling Centre - 2013 - 2014
- Psychotherapist - Highbury Counselling Centre - 2013 - 2014
- I regularly attend talks, seminars and workshops to expand my knowledge, skills and understanding as a psychotherapist
I have a background as a musician for the last 19 years, and have experience working with children, young people and mature students as a Mental Health & Wellbeing Support Worker and as a Special Needs Learning Assistant.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals - £70
Couples - £85
Some reduced fee rates are available for students and those on low incomes. Please ask for more information.
I charge for all cancelled & missed sessions. I will offer a replacement time the same week if one is available, however this is not always possible. If I have to cancel a session, there is no charge.
Sessions are usually attended once per week. Sometimes more or less frequent sessions may be appropriate. This is something we can discuss together.
Concessions offered for
I have a 20 plus years experience as a song writer, musician, music producer and poet. I have a particular interest in working with musicians and people who have jobs or interests within the creative industries, and who may be experiencing difficulties around their creativity. You may be experiencing creative block, stage fright, a lack of inspiration or a crisis of confidence within your chosen creative field.
I understand first hand the importance of creativity, and know that it has a wide ranging influence in many aspects of life. I am aware of the difficulties inherent in working within creative fields, and the challenges this can bring.
I realise the importance of understanding what your creativity means for you, and I am able to assist you in exploring creativity at depth, providing a space where you can think about it in a deep and meaningful way. I aim to assist you in exploring your creative processes, finding ways of thinking about how you can be more creative, and help you to get past any blocks you may be experiencing.
Loss & Bereavement
I have significant experience providing psychotherapy and counselling to people experiencing loss and bereavement. I understand that grief and loss can deeply impact many aspects of life, and that it can bring forth powerful and difficult feelings that can feel overwhelming and leave a mark on your entire life. I realise well, how inescapable loss can feel at points, and how isolating it can seem.
If you have experienced the death of a loved one either recently or in the past, I can assist you in better understanding your loss, and work through your feelings to help you to find your place in the world without your loved one.
I also understand that loss does not only relate to death, and that we can struggle at different points in life to manage with other losses, such as loss of relationship or loss of job or status. If you find yourself unsure of how to come to terms with other forms of loss in your life, I can work with you to explore your feelings, thoughts and experiences. and think about the meaning of this loss in your life.