Areas of experience

Training and Qualifications including CPD

My initial training consisted of four years working towards the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. During this time I worked with various clients ranging from adults to children, both in a home and school environment. I also experienced, personally, mental health issues with my own children, including one child on the autistic spectrum, and another who experienced self-harm and suicidal thoughts.

My experience gave me an insight into the mental health system and led to a real need of wanting to understand a more in depth way of working with children and young people. This resulted in studying at the University of Nottingham where I gained a Masters in Person-centred Counselling and Psychotherapy, specialisng in Children and Young People.

As part of my ongoing professional development additional areas of training undertaken include; working with autism, safeguarding, trauma defined, working with trauma, addressing suicidality and suicide risk online, suicide prevention, suicide and self harm, understanding bereavement by suicide, working with grief and loss, working Online With Children and Young People, domestic and child abuse, bereavement, understanding anxiety disorders, playwork – using creative resources and a diploma in mindfulness.

Memberships of Professional Bodies

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means I work within the BACP ethical framework, which lays down guidelines for working safely and ethically.

Areas of experience

Over the past 10 years, working with various clients of all ages has enabled me to build up my experience in many areas.  An example of  some of the areas of experience include, but are not limited to, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, physical and emotional abuse, anger, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, self-harm and suicidal thoughts, stress, trauma, PTSD, relationship issues, and low self esteem and confidence.

A full extensive list can be found on my link: https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/marie-milnes

My experience also extends to work I carry out with children, young people and adults on the autistic spectrum, those with ADHD and/or learning difficulties. I also provide a specialist service working with children and young people, who often present with self-harm and suicidal thoughts.

People come into therapy for many reasons. Whatever the reason, I am here to support you.