Milly Ayliffe LLB, PGDip, MBACP
I am a fully qualified integrative therapist specialising in working with children and young people. In addition to my private practice l currently work with children in schools and at a low cost therapy unit, Rephael House, Finchley.
As an integrative therapist I am:
- psychodynamic in my thinking i.e. I think about what is being communicated unconsciously as well as literally;
- interested in nuero-science to understand the mind's functioning;
- person centred in that I value the relationship between therapist and the client; and
- systemic in thinking about the child or young person in the context of his/her family.
I use play and creative materials to encourage and allow children to explore and express their feelings. I believe in providing a safe space for a child to explore their feelings alongside an adult who is able to really listen and pay attention to what they are saying verbally and non-verbally. To be truly heard and emotionally met where you are at can be a powerful and restorative experience for most children.
Training, qualifications & experience
Following completion of a law degree I joined city law firm Norton Rose Fulbright where I later became the firm’s first part-time partner. When my children were 14,12 and 3 I decided to give up work to spend more time with them. Wanting to explore a different career I completed a foundation course in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Regents University. Following the course I decided to focus on working with children and so trained as a volunteer counsellor with Childline where I worked for the next 8 years. Passionate about children’s mental health and wanting to work with children in a long term setting I then undertook a two year BACP accredited Post Graduate Diploma training as a children's counsellor with Place2Be, a leading provider of support for children's mental health.
I also recently completed the Parent Practice Training for Trainer’s Programme and am a certified Parent Practice educator licensed to use their materials and methodology and to deliver their parenting courses.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also offer parenting courses and consultations. For more information please see:
£60 for 50 minutes.
Concessions offered on a case by case basis.
I offer an initial 15 minute chat on the telephone for which there is no charge. If you are interested in coming to see me I then carry out an assessment for up to 90 minutes for which I charge my standard fee of £60. I require parents to attend the assessment without their children if the children are under 12. For children over 12 I split the assessment into two halves seeing the parents and child together and then speaking to the child without the parents. After the assessment we can have a further chat and decide together whether I am the right therapist for your child.