Millie Gentle (MBACP)
Most people will find that there are times in their lives when things feel particularly difficult, perhaps overwhelmingly so. This might be due to a specific experience happening currently or in the past, or general feelings of being lost or confused. At these times, accessing counselling can feel like a useful support.
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and have worked with people facing a variety of issues such as relationship and/or family problems, anxiety, childhood trauma, bereavement, loss of identity and low self-esteem. I am warm and empathic and I offer a safe and non-judgemental environment for you to explore the issues you wish to, at your own speed. I firmly believe that feeling heard and understood by another can have a powerful effect and that through the building of a trusting and secure counselling relationship, a person in counselling can start to gain a new perspective on what's going on in their lives.
Coming to counselling can be daunting, whether for the first time or not, so we will take things at the pace you feel comfortable with.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Person-Centred counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Registered member MBACP). I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice (2018). I have a BA Hons and Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling from the Metanoia Institute, which is affiliated with Middlesex University.
I have worked for a variety of charitable organisations in London. I spent 2 years working for an EAP (Employee Assistance Programme), offering support to employees from a variety of organisations.
I have experience working with people long term, as well as on a more short term basis.
Relevant qualification and training:
- BA Hon and Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling from the Metanoia Institute.
- Foundation certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Regents College.
- Certificates in Continuing Professional Development workshops such as; Working with people with Dementia, Emotion-Focused therapy, Spirituality in Person-Centred Therapy, and Working with Autistic Process.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Please make initial contact by email so I can give you my availability and we can arrange a time for a brief phone chat. This phone call will be to discuss some of your reasons for wanting to attend counselling, and for you to ask any initial questions you may have.
If we feel I'm the right counsellor for you, we will then meet for an initial session where I can learn a bit more about you and you can see if you might feel comfortable working with me. I will charge £30 for this session and it will last 50 minutes.
If we decide to work together after that, we will meet for 50 minutes each week and I charge £50 per session.
I currently work in Peckham during the day on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please contact me for further information about available times.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I currently have availability on Wednesdays. Please get in touch for further information.
Types of client