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About me

Throughout my working life, I have been involved in enabling people to grow and change. In addition to working as a psychotherapist, I have a background in healthcare. I have worked in a variety of settings (including mental health and psychiatric settings), as a registered nurse and nurse Case Manager for over 25 years. I have recent experience working on the front line as a Nurse and a counsellor during the Coronavirus pandemic and understand the struggles essential staff are experiencing first hand and how this is impacting on mental health and relationships. In addition, I have vast expertise and knowledge of counselling brain and catastrophic injury survivors and their families and have experience working at the Brain injury charity “Headway”.

I provide a compassionate, non-judgmental place where clients can come to learn about themselves and grow. Through the client and therapist working together, meaningful change can occur.

Dedication and excellent training are necessary for psychotherapy to be effective. I use empirically proven techniques, including psychodynamic therapy, person-centred, and cognitive behavioural therapy techniques.

Counselling and Psychotherapy can help not only relieve symptoms like anxiety and depression, it can also truly change a person — allowing one to feel a greater sense of self-esteem and experience more enriching relationships.

I welcome people from all backgrounds and races, genders and sexual orientations, ages, classes, religions, and ethnicities; I strive to be sensitive to all of the issues - both individual and cultural - that people from various backgrounds encounter in this world.

I have sound knowledge of the theoretical counselling approaches and their application to real world settings; having a special interest in Integrative Counselling, CBT, Gestalt, psychodynamic and person-centred approaches.

I am a BACP qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with  experience working with clients in a variety of settings and hold an up-to-date clear advanced DBS check.

I am committed to delivering client-centred therapy that gradually empowers individuals and enables them to make informed decisions.

I possess a detailed understanding of the BACP professional conduct and ethical framework and apply such standards in interactions with clients.

In addition to my formal training, I am a SCUBA diving instructor and believe in the healing powers of water. I am currently researching the benefits of combining my therapeutic practice with either being in the sea or being by the sea.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications

  • M.A. Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • P.G. Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • BSc (Honours) Psychology
  • Registered Nurse

Professional Memberships

  • BACP membership: 378600
  • Royal College of Nursing membership-Full membership: 9310624s

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Brain Injury survivors and family members

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

From £55.00 to £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

My charges are on a sliding scale from £55 - £70 for therapy per hour for individuals (50 minutes) Please phone me for an initial chat if you would like to know more.

I have some concessions for individuals on low incomes.

Availability

I am currently only offering online and walk and talk sessions. I have weekend slots available on request.

Further information

I typically work with clients on an individual basis, dealing with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, stress, depression, relationship problems, loss or bereavement, drug or alcohol abuse, and many of life’s other challenges.

The length of time clients work with me can vary according to the needs of each person and includes both longer term psychotherapeutic work and short term solution focused counselling. Short term counselling will usually last 6 - 12 sessions whilst working psychotherapeutically at greater depth will take longer. The number of sessions and approach will be discussed during our introductory session and can be adapted to suit your needs.

London
SE1

21-23 Church Road
Hove
East Sussex
BN3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Richard Miller: RGN, BSc (Hons) Psych, PG Dip, MA, MBACP

Richard Miller: RGN, BSc (Hons) Psych, PG Dip, MA, MBACP