My name is Miriam, I am an experienced Psychotherapist and a member of the BACP, I offer effective individual Counselling. My role as a therapist is to help you to understand yourself better in order to make lasting positive changes in your personal and professional life. I create a confidential and non-judgmental setting in which you can express your current and past difficulties freely. In doing so I will listen carefully to you and try to understand what is troubling you. I believe the relationship which develops between therapist and client is of great importance for change, through this I will aim to understand any ongoing patterns you may be stuck in and challenge you where needed. I provide you with undivided attention, helping you to express yourself and reflect on your situation. I work both on a short or longer term basis. I work with both international and UK based clients.
The Next Step
If you choose to take the step and begin therapy with me, we will arrange to have an initial consultation. This gives me the opportunity to understand your situation better and to assess whether I am able to help you or whether another service would be better suited. It is also an opportunity for you to decide whether you would feel comfortable working with me. During the assessment session we can discuss whether you want to work on a short or longer term basis, depending on what you feel is most helpful.
I believe in making therapy widely accessible, therefor I work both in person and online. I can be flexible with appointment times and can usually offer appointments with very little waiting time. You can arrange a day and time that suits you best. Sessions are usually once a week and last 50 minutes.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have had specialist training allowing me to integrate different techniques into my work, meaning I am better able to get to the heart of your difficulties. I have provided effective therapy whilst working in the charity sector and with young adults in a higher education setting. I currently work within an NHS setting with older adults and with international clients through private work. My extensive experience has allowed me to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds and I bring this knowledge and experience with me to the work we do together. I can provide help and experience with many problems, some of which include:
- Relationship problems
- Trust issues
- Gender and Sexuality
- Work related problems
- Ex pat life
- Self-esteem issues
- Low confidence
- Family and cultural issues
- Panic attacks
- Eating disorders
- Loss of direction
- Anger issues
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
My fees for individual sessions are £60 for a 50 minute session. I offer a number of low cost sessions depending on your circumstances. We can discuss any other specific needs you may have during an initial consultation.