Kim Miles, BA (Hons), MBACP (Accred)
Hello and Welcome.
You may have arrived here because you are feeling life is tough at the moment, perhaps feeling overwhelmed, helpless, confused, anxious or even angry. It is completely normal for all of us to experience challenging times in our lives, when we may need to reach out for help and support.
Sometimes it is helpful to talk with someone who isn't directly involved in your day to day life, who is professionally trained to listen and help.
I am interested in hearing about what is troubling you and how this is impacting on you and your life. I will listen without judging or telling you what to do.
I am a patient, compassionate counsellor who is easy to talk to. I will support you in exploring what is troubling you, which can help you to understand why you feel the way you do and to find a way forward.
Speaking with a counsellor can be a huge relief and reduce feelings of struggling alone. It can offer a new perspective, increase clarity and support healing and growth, enabling you to understand yourself better and improve your relationships with others.
For a no obligation chat about your situation, contact me in confidence by sending an email or call me on 07532 444 416
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications:
I hold a BA (Hons) Degree in Therapeutic Counselling from The University of Greenwich and a Diploma in Counselling, awarded by the CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body).
I am an Accredited and Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which means I adhere to their ethical framework, attend regular supervision and engage in continued professional development.
Alongside my private practice, I work in the NHS offering short term therapy as part of Talking Therapies. Previously I have provided assessments at a counselling charity and worked as a school counsellor in a secondary school. I have also worked in an occupational health setting, counselling employees of a large multi-national company.
This has given me considerable experience working with both adults and young people who are struggling with common difficulties such as anxiety, depression, relationships difficulties, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss.
Additional Training Courses and Workshops:
As part of my commitment to on-going professional development, I regularly attend further training courses and workshops.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Working with Anxiety
Hearing Voices - Working with Schizophrenia
Working with self-harm
Rape and Sexual Abuse Issues (RASAC)
A Therapeutic Approach to Suicide
Working in the Here and Now
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
It is important that you feel comfortable with the counsellor you choose to work with, so in order to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you, we will take the time at our initial meeting to explore whether this process is right for you, any goals you may have and how counselling may benefit you.
£55.00 per session and sessions last for 50 minutes.
My private practice is based in Fleet, which is on the borders of Hampshire and Surrey and my practice is easily accessible from Farnham, Farnborough, Camberley, Yateley, Odiham, Hook and Hartley Wintney.
I offer a comfortable and private room for us to meet, with free off-road parking.
Daytime and evening appointments are available.
Reduced rates available for students currently studying on a counselling course.
Employee Assistance Programmes.
I am happy to accept referrals from EAPS. Please contact me for further information.
Private Medical Insurance.
I am a registered practitioner with BUPA private healthcare.