Helen Payne-Kumar – Biography

Helen is a professionally trained and qualified Integrative Counsellor working with adults, children (8+), young people and families.  Helen is a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and is bound by their Professional Code of Ethics and professional practice.  She is enhanced DBS checked and sees clients either online or in person at her tranquil SFM offices based in Pewsey, Wiltshire.


Helen’s Work History

In 2009 See For Miles Ltd was formed in partnership with Geoff Miles.   Offering a professional counselling, psychotherapy service which encapsulates counselling and therapy for individuals, couples, and families, and professional training for practitioners, supervision and staff support.

Helen’s integrative framework to working with her clients allows for a sensitive, gentle approach tailored to each client and their individual needs.  Offering a relaxed environment which allows the client to truly be themselves, in a non judgmental, safe haven whereby they feel held and accepted.  Allowing them to start their journey into counselling, and the self discovery which accompanies it, “one step at a time” and at a manageable pace.  If clients are agreeable Helen may work with her Therapy Dog present.

Before retraining as an Integrative Counsellor, Helen’s background was in Business Development.  Working in a diverse mix of sectors internationally and in the UK, ranging from multinationals to Small & Medium Enterprises.   This experience highlighted the importance of mental health, resilience and wellbeing in and out of the workplace.

Alongside her therapeutic practice Helen’s  experience is also applied, to write and develop training courses and publications for SFM in the private and public sectors and for practitioners wanting to develop their skills further, to a standard of excellence expected in the Counselling and Psychotherapy professions today.

Training & qualifications
  • Certificate, Integrative Counselling
  • Advanced Diploma, Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited)
  • Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children & Adolescents
  • Post Qualifying Diploma in Eating Disorders (NCS Accredited)
  • Couples Counselling Diploma
  • Animal Assisted Therapy

 

Geoff Miles

Geoff Miles – Biography

Geoff is a professionally trained and qualified Integrative Psychotherapist working with adults, children (8+), young people and families.  He is a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and is bound by their Professional Code of Ethics and professional practice.  He is enhanced DBS checked and sees clients either online or in person at his tranquil SFM offices based in Pewsey, Wiltshire.

Geoff’s Work History

In 2009 See For Miles Ltd was formed in partnership with Helen Payne-Kumar.   Offering a professional counselling, psychotherapy service which encapsulates counselling and therapy for individuals, couples, and families, and professional training for practitioners, supervision and staff support.

Geoff began his career training to be a teacher and working in children’s homes. He broadened his area of expertise by working with offenders of all ages, and families going through acrimonious divorce. Working with dysfunctional families, disadvantaged, disaffected and abused children, and offenders of all types.

In 1991 worked as a Counsellor alongside his role as a Social Worker and joined the Child Protection Investigation Team, investigating charges of child abuse and interviewing the victims and the perpetrators. Involved in studies in Child Protection at Leicester University.  Working with children who face difficulties in their lives, which includes: Looked After Children (children in care), the Youth Offending Team (YOT), Hospital Schools, Adoption Services and Social Services’ Children & Families Team.

He studied as a Psychotherapist covering the frameworks of Humanistic, Existential, Psychoanalytic, Behavioral, Cognitive and Integrative Theory and Procedure. Thus developing his earlier work, especially in crisis intervention, where a quick response was needed and a comprehensive “tool kit” of skills enabled him to easily meet his clients’ needs.

Geoff has completed Qualifications in Hypnotherapy and Regression and  developed and facilitated workshops at Bath University, Wiltshire Colleges and the BACP.

In 1996, Geoff set up in Private Practice.

Training & Qualification
  • NW London Polytechnic Teacher Training
  • Southampton University CQSW
  • Home Office Training in:
    • Counselling
    • GroupWork
    • Social Skills Life Skills
    • Criminal & Family Law
  • Diploma in Child Protection Studies
  • Diploma in Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy
  • Diploma in Regression Therapy
  • Certificate in ADHD Clinical Services

 


Helen Payne-Kumar