My Story

Who I am, why I do what I do.
My passion is for using my skills and experience in counselling and psychotherapy to help  those in difficulty.
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My Passion for Counselling

Hello, I am Sylvie and I have been a counsellor for nearly 18 years now. When I started to train as a counsellor, all those moons ago, I knew I had found my calling. Everything had led me to that place for a reason, and at last I felt complete. I have never looked back and I absolutely love my work.

I started my training in 2000 studying Person Centred Counselling and in 2004 qualified with an Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Adv Dip).  In my professional capacity, I then went on to study further, gaining a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT Dip), Mindfulness Teaching and Practice (MTDip) and I also have specialist training in palliative care, bereavement and loss, and autism spectrum disorders.

In 2012 I gained a 1st Class joint Honours degree at The University of Wales, Trinity St David in Education and Social Inclusion (Additional Learning Needs), (Ba Hons).  I am a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and am bound by a strict Code of Ethics.

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All About Me

I live in beautiful Herefordshire with my partner. We moved to the countryside from the city to enjoy the many benefits of a less hectic lifestyle, including the beautiful scenery, plenty of adventurous walks and to be closer to nature, a proven way to achieve peace and balance your life.

I have a few hobbies, not as many as I would like but I enjoy relaxing too much.  Baking is a passion of mine and I love watching The Great British Bake Off, however my idea of what I want to achieve, and the reality are often very different. Just imagine Mrs Cropley from the Vicar of Dibley! I try though, and that is all you can do.

I absolutely love animals, gardening, my caravan in Wales and like nothing better than walking on the beach or sitting in my garden doing crosswords for a bit of escapism.

I hope that has given you a little insight as to who I am, and I look forward to getting to know you as we embark on your journey together.

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Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.

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Qualifications

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1st Class BA Joint Honours

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Certificate in Counselling Theory

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Certificate in Counselling Skills

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Adv Dip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

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Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Advanced Certificate and Counselling Skills and Theory

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Working with Adults on the Autistic Spectrum

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Anxiety and Depression

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Diploma in Mindfulness Teaching

What to expect

Find out how it all works and what you can expect after getting in touch with me.
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Get in Touch

Taking the first step towards getting help can be difficult, but is also the first step to improving your wellbeing. Feel free to email or call me, whichever you prefer, if you think counselling or psychotherapy could help you. We can then arrange our first 'fact finding' session.

Fact Finding

During a free telephone consultation, I will assess your current difficulties and gain insight into the impact it has had on you. It's an opportunity for you to ask about the therapy involved, what to expect and to decide if you wish to move forwards with the counselling.

Online Therapy

We'll work through your issues using an appropriate therapy during your sessions. I'll share coping strategies and techniques in a safe confidential non-judgemental space. I'll regularly check in to see how we both feel it's going, and that you're happy to continue.

Peace of Mind

By the end of our counselling or psychotherapy sessions I hope that you will be feeling in a more positive mental space, having taken away techniques to manage the stresses that life can throw at us. Continuing mindfulness practice will help maintain a peaceful mind.
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Get in Touch

Taking the first step towards getting help can be difficult, but is also the first step to improving your wellbeing. Feel free to email or call me, whichever you prefer, if you think counselling or psychotherapy could help you. We can then arrange our first 'fact finding' session.
SYLIVIE MILLS - FLOWER ICON

Fact Finding

During a free telephone consultation I will assess your current difficulties and gain  insight into the impact it is has on you. It's an opportunity for you to ask about the therapy involved, what to expect and to decide if you wish to move forwards with the counselling.
SYLIVIE MILLS - FLOWER ICON

Online Therapy

Over a series of counselling sessions we'll work through your issues using an appropriate therapy. I'll share coping strategies and techniques in a safe confidential non-judgemental space. I'll regularly check in to see we both feel it's going, and that you're happy to continue.
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Peace of Mind

By the end of our counselling or psychotherapy sessions I hope that you will be feeling in a more positive mental space, having taken away techniques to manage the stresses that life can throw at us. Continuing mindfulness practice will help maintain a peaceful mind.

Start Your Journey

Take the first step towards addressing the issues that negatively impact your life and thoughts. Get in touch so that we can book your initial assessment and begin the process of overcoming whatever is holding you back. Peace of mind is waiting for you.
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