Nicki Miller - Miller & Barnes Counselling Practice. BA (Hons) Dip Couns. MBACP
My primary approach to counselling is based on the existential-humanistic tradition that blends the European existential philosophy with American based humanistic principles of Carl Rogers.
My approach emphasises personal freedom and responsibility and seeks to help clients develop a deeper understanding of their life goals. Facilitated reflection in counselling builds a sense of whether my client's current goals are authentic or have been artificially created by a rigid sense of self produced in imposed relational systems in their life experience to date.
It is essential that you, the client, feel safe enough in entering counselling to work openly with me. Confidentiality is one essential element in feeling safe and you can be assured that confidentiality will be maintained in accordance with the code of ethics and practice of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy). Another essential element in feeling safe enough is that you can trust me enough to work openly, after all if you give me no information then nothing can be done. To help you assess whether or not you feel you can trust me enough I offer a free 30 minute no-obligation initial meeting.
Training, qualifications & experience
Although my primary approach is existential-humanistic I augment this base with CBT, Solution-Focused, Narrative and Systemic approaches that I have studies at degree level. My training is listed below.
BA (Hons) Counselling solutions Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Certificate in Counselling Studies Certificate in Counselling Skills Safeguarding Awareness Certificate
I am particularly interested in working with families and have counselled both adults and children for a variety of issues. The most common issues i have encountered are bereavement, anxiety, depression, bullying, sexual assault, low self-esteem, self-harm and problems associated with trust and anger. In my work at 'The Blue Door' I have counselled male and female victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Individual clients first session has a 50% concession, to allow us to reach a mutual decision on working together. Each subsequent appointment is charged at £40 per 60 minute session. Concessions are available
I can offer a range of appointments including evenings and weekends, please don't hesitate to contact me via telephone or email.
Miller and Barnes Counselling Practice is in a beautiful building in a great location in central Doncaster, there is onsite parking available and free offsite parking close by.
Doncaster train and bus station is within walking distance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|