About Louise Milne
People find me easy to open up to and I am genuinely interested in hearing your story. I am supportive, non-judgemental, and robust enough to contain complex and painful issues. I believe in soothing hurts, untangling the knotted issues, and helping clients to grow.
Please do not think that seeking counselling is a sign of weakness or that you can not cope – it shows that you are willing to take good care of yourself and it can be looked on as an investment in yourself.
I qualified as a Counsellor in 2005 and achieved my BCAP Accreditation in 2008 and have worked full time as a counsellor since qualifying. My training was a 4-year part time course at the University of Kent in Canterbury, and I hold a Certificate in Counselling Skills (2002) and a Diploma In Counselling (2005). I am a Registered and Accredited Member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).
As a counsellor I have regular supervision, which is confidential. I attend regular training courses and other studies as part of my Continuous Professional Development.
You can’t change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust the sails to reach your destination.
- Jimmy Dean
The type of Counselling I offer is called Integrative, using theories, techniques and strategies drawn from the following Theories.
Person Centred principles of having a good relationship between us, in a confidential setting, non-judgemental, supportive, and accepting of others, the aim of this is to provide you with the safe environment where you can really open up.
Psychodynamic which help us understand long-standing conflicts from the past, often hidden from our awareness, and in understanding these we can reduce their unconscious hold over our lives and reduce their impact.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy which is useful in helping us to catch, challenge and reframe our unhelpful thinking patterns.
Existentialism which working with the meaning, beliefs, and values.
Transactional Analysis which is so useful in helping us to understand the impact of old unhelpful rules and beliefs, often from childhood or past unhappy relationships.