Luisa Miller ( DipHic MBACP) Counselling for adults and adolescents/teens
Hello and welcome!
I am an experienced person centred and integrative counsellor - this means that I am able to tailor my therapeutic approach specifically for you as an individual. I work with the belief that you are the expert on yourself - but at challenging times and with difficult life circumstances and experiences, sometimes we loose our way and need another person to help us reconnect with who we are, and to help us fulfil our true potential.
I aim to support you in doing this by offering you a safe, confidential and non judgemental space, from which to explore anything which may be causing you trouble or distress.
Sometimes you may not know what it is that prevents you from living a more contented and fulfilling life, and it is by taking this time to talk with someone from outside of your everyday life that you may begin to gain insights, compassion and understanding to a forgotten or lost part of yourself.
My integrative approach means that as well as talking together, I also use a variety of methods, such as, relaxation techniques, mindfulness and guided visualization as and when it is appropriate to you. I aim to guide and support you as we work together, rather than telling or advising you what to do or how to be.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC) which is an accredited training in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling. A vital and obligatory part of this particular training is that each student has weekly therapy until they pass and qualify themselves. I say this as evidence that I know very well what it is like to seek out a therapist and be willing to build a trusting relationship and to sit in the client's chair.
Alongside my private practice, I also work as part of a family services team, supporting parents,children,teenagers and their families to work through their bereavement process after a close family member has died.
I have also been a volunteer counsellor at two charitable counselling agencies in Gloucestershire. One specialising in supporting teenagers and young people experiencing a range of difficulties and challenges including depression,anxiety,loss of confidence,coming to terms with divorce or separation of parents.
The other was counselling a wide variety of adults of all ages and backgrounds. I have experience of working with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, divorce and separation, illness, death and loss/grief, family conflict, drug and alcohol addiction and recovery.
I have taken part in training for mentoring young women and teenage girls and also have volunteered as a counsellor at a girls grammar school in Gloucestershire.
I am fully insured as a professional therapist and have a current/valid enhanced DBS certificate (disclosure and baring service).
Prior to training as a counsellor, I have worked in a variety of therapeutic and care settings including a specialist eating disorder and self-harm residential unit and also within an educational setting for young people with challenging behaviours.
I am a 'Mum' to two teenagers and a long term 'foster carer' to another teenager. I am a lover of nature, and relax and recharge my 'batteries' by walking in the countryside with my dog.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
I look forward and welcome your enquiries, and I am happy to have a telephone conversation with you to see if you would like to book a first appointment. Please call me on 07939325173, if I am unable to take your call, please leave a message and I will call you back.,
My fees are £35 for a 50 minute session. I am occasionally able to reduce this amount, please feel free to ask.
I work from two different locations in and around the Stroud area at different times of the week.
I work from a warm and welcoming Yurt heated by a wood burner and set within beautiful fields and surrounding woods. There is dedicated parking available and a brief walk up a hill to access the Yurt.
I also work in a more traditional setting of a therapy room in the centre of Nailsworth where there is ample street or carpark parking.
I am fully insured and registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, registration number 240710
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday last appointment 7pm
Types of client