Joshua Miles

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BA, MSc, BPC, BACP Accredited Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

London N6 & NW5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I am Joshua, an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor.

​People enter into therapy for many different reasons - perhaps you are unhappy with some aspect of your life, experiencing a crisis or you might desire further insight into the causes of your distress, unhappiness or anxiety.

Taking the first steps towards therapy can feel daunting, especially if you feel confused about what you might need, or aren’t sure what to expect from the process. You may even be wondering if therapy will make a difference at all. These are all understandable and normal reactions to beginning such a journey. It is important to find the right therapist for you - one who you can build trust with.

I am an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist based in North and North West London and online. I have over 12 years experience working with adults of all ages from diverse backgrounds, and a wide range of issues. 

I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council and accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and I abide by their code of ethics.

Psychotherapy 

I offer you a safe, non-judgemental and private setting where you can freely explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences.

I will listen to you carefully and thoughtfully, and provide a space for you to unravel and more fully understand yourself, your life and relationships.

Getting Started

If you think you might benefit from psychotherapy or counselling, the first step would be for you to get in touch with me. I offer a FREE 10 minute phone consultation where you can tell me a little more about yourself. Please call me on 07905 409 517 or send an email to arrange this

After this we may decide to schedule an Initial Consultation for which my fee is currently £85 for individuals and £110 for couples.

This initial meeting will be a chance for us to think together about what might be most useful for you, and whether short term counselling (for example 6 - 12 sessions) or open-ended psychotherapy would be more suitable. I have availability both in person at my consulting rooms in Highgate and Kentish Town and online.

How I Work

The Psychodynamic model maintains the view that the difficulties and anxieties we experience in our adult lives, the way we may think or feel about ourselves and how we relate to others, often have origins much further back in our earlier lives and childhood. These earlier experiences may have led to unhelpful patterns of thought or negative or unhealthy beliefs you hold about yourself or your life.

I will work with you to more fully understand yourself, past experiences and relationships and to work through the conflicts and difficulties you are experiencing. This process offers you valuable self-expression and reflection, and ultimately allows you to live a life that feels more genuine, connected and meaningful.

Locations

I work from consulting rooms in Highgate N6 and Kentish Town NW5.

I also work online.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold full registration with the British Psychoanalytic Council and am an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.

​I hold an MSc in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from Birkbeck College, University of London and a BA in Counselling from Middlesex University.

​I have over 12 years experience working as a psychotherapist in private practice and within the charity sector. I have a background in education and have worked extensively with students and young adults, as well as with older ages.

​I also have over 20 years experience as a musician, songwriter and producer.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BPC
British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council
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.

British Psychoanalytic Council
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£85.00 - £110.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Cigna
  • Axa Health
  • Aviva
  • BUPA

Additional information

My fee is £85 for individuals for each 50 minute session and £110 for couples per 50 minute session.

​The fee is the same for an Initial Consultation. I charge the full fee for missed sessions.

​I believe it is important that therapy is available for people from a wide range of backgrounds, and I currently have a small number of reduced fee spaces for people who are out of work, on low incomes or studying full time.

​Length Of Sessions

​All therapy sessions are 50 minutes long. Regular sessions are held at the same time each week.

When I work

I currently have some availability in person at my consulting rooms in Kentish Town on Monday evenings and on Wednesday morning and evening at my consulting rooms in Highgate.

Further information

Areas Of Expertise

Creativity

I have a specialist interest working with artists, musicians and people from creative backgrounds.

Psychodynamic psychotherapy is particularly helpful when working with people who feel blocked creatively or somehow stuck, demotivated or losing interest in their creative process or work.

I will work with you to explore possible conflicts, either past or present, which might be impacting on your creative work.

I have over 20 years experience as a songwriter, musician, music producer and poet. I understand first hand the importance of creativity, and the wide ranging influence it has on many aspects of life, and the difficulties and challenges inherent in working within creative fields.

Loss & Bereavement

I have significant experience working with people who have experienced loss and bereavement. I understand how deeply impactful these experiences can be, and how they bring forth powerful, difficult and sometimes overwhelming feelings. I can assist you in better understanding loss, and work through your feelings.

I 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. I can work with you to explore your feelings, thoughts and experiences.

Published articles

West Hill House, 6 Swain's Lane, London, N6 6QS

North London Consulting Rooms, McCrone House, 155A Leighton Road, London, Camden, NW5 2RD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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