Phil Giles M.Dip BA (Hons) Registered MBACP MNCP RAFVR
I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist dealing with many day-to-day presenting problems such anxiety, stress, panic attacks, depression, relationship/sexual issues, work-related issues and bereavement. For my General Counselling/Psychotherapy Clients, I mainly employ a Humanistic/Person-Centred approach, but also drawing upon Cognitive, Integrative, Solution-Focused and Transactional Analysis therapies.
I also specialise in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD) as well as other trauma-related presenting issues arising from service or employment in conflict zones; law enforcement and emergency services; accident-related trauma, e.g. road traffic accidents or other transport disasters in the air and at sea; sexual abuse either historic or current ongoing; domestic violence; personal injury through acts of violence, torture or terrorism; kidnapping victims and those who have been illegally detained on cultural or religious grounds.
I use a variety of different treatments, including: Prolonged Exposure Therapy; Imagery Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy, Narrative Exposure Therapy, Emotional Regulation, Safe Place Visualisation, Grounding Technique and Progressive Muscle Relaxation. I offer both short-term/long-term therapy, face-to-face or via Skype Worldwide; Group Therapy and EAP support together with Critical Incident Stress Management Debriefing.
I offer a free, 30-minute introductory assessment session with no obligation to continue and will always try to accommodate Clients on their preferred times/dates irrespective of time zone.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist in 2009 with Post Graduate Diplomas in Psychotherapuetic Counselling (accredited by CPCAB) and Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis (accredited by BACP). I have been working as a Therapist since 2007.
I have a BA Honours Degree as well as several Certificates in Counselling Foundation, Skills, Practice and Theory.
I have undertaken CRUSE Bereavement Training.
More recently I qualified as a Psycho-Traumatologist in London achieving a Masters Level 7 Post Graduate M.Dip, which is accredited by the UK's National Council of Psychotherapists, in Trauma and PTSD.
I have an Accredited Diploma in Psychopharmacology and an interest in achieving mental well being such as stress, anxiety and insomnia without pharmaceutical medication and by using natural supplements.
I am a registered member of both the BACP and the NCP. I have first-hand experience of both the Armed Forces and Emergency Services and I'm a former Police Officer and Royal Air Force Reserve Office having spent over 25 years in uniform.
I provide on-site, therapeutic support arising from sudden death, injury, suicide or other trauma (Critical Incident Support) throughout the UK and have recently worked with survivors and rescuers of the Grenfell Tower disaster and the Borough Market/London Bridge terror attack.
I also work with Clients who are (or who have been) involved in high-profile work or industries such as politics, media, fashion and entertainment.
I have worked as a Volunteer Traumatologist with a leading Psychotherapy Practice near Harley Street in London.
I have also worked as a Volunteer Therapist for several charities focusing on those in need or those seeking spiritual and cultural therapy from India, the Middle East and the Far East.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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My hourly rates are:
£45 for Counselling and General Psychotherapy per 50-minute session
£60 for Trauma Therapy and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) per 60-minute session
£60 for Relationship or Couples Therapy per 50-minute session
£25 for Group Therapy per 50-minute session.
Some concessions available for Ex-Service or Emergency Services personnel. Please visit my website for full details.
Disabled access/parking available. Home visits available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Normally available between 09.00 - 21.00 GMT (Monday-Friday), 09.00 - 13.00 GMT (Saturday), Closed on Sunday.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|