She has an interest and passion for early years’ development and its impact on adult lives.
After finishing her languages degree in Arabic and French, Mia worked in the commercial sector for over 20 years before beginning to train in mental health.
She worked within a GP setting for 12 years, 4 of which included the management of the counselling service.
She also provided Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) counselling for 6 years until 2016. She now work part time for Beacon House and part time in her own practice.
Mia often uses EMDR Therapy in her work. This therapy is a highly researched and evidence based treatment. that is strongly informed by the advances in neuroscience and is recommended by the World Health Organisation and NHS NICE Guidelines.
It is used for so many of the issues that people bring to therapy including childhood and adult trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), phobias, complex mourning, addictions, OCD, depression, birth and pregnancy trauma.
She obtained her Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling at Guildford College, becoming an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) in 2010 and she retains that level of membership.
Mia went on to train in in 2008 and refreshed that training in 2012. Through formal and rigorous full assessment of her work with clients, she was awarded Europe Accredited EMDR Practitioner status in 2016.
Mia found her Diploma in Supervision, which she achieved in 2013, invaluable when working with student and experienced therapists.
To continue giving her best to clients, Mia is committed to CPD, learning new skills, keeping her knowledge fresh and up to date, and being open to new ways of working and thinking. She receives regular clinical consultancy to ensure her work remains effective and ethical.