My Name is Bryan Milner and I am an English trained, qualified and practicing Registered Nurse Therapist in Mental Health.  I have been qualified for about 24 years and during this time have worked in many Mental Health settings from Forensic Mental health practice in Maximum Security setting to General mental Health Practice in the Community.  For the Majority of my working life I have worked with the British Military gaining more expertise in all aspects of mental Health care predominantly trauma and addiction related.  I have now moved to Bulgaria for Family reasons and can offer English speaking clients a wealth of experience and compassion either Face to face or in some circumstances via social Media.  My first assessment session is free and at the end of this we can discuss my opinions of your Mental Health needs and if together we are of the opinion that further sessions are required.

If you need any advise just email me with your concerns and contact details and I will get back to you.



Having worked as a highly skilled and qualified Mental Health professional for 24 Years and having, in the past, suffered from Depression Anxiety and PTSD. I am fully aware of the challenges, tribulations and prejudices that can effect a person suffering from Mental Health issues. I am also aware that there is a “Light at the end of the tunnel” and I am convinced that with the right guidance and support every sufferer can reach that light.


I work with the clients not against them, and I always empower the clients to make the right decisions to achieve their goals.  I am aware that Mental Health issued do not come in isolation and that the normal day to day stressors of life still effect the sufferer when they are at their least able to deal with them.


In view of this I always keep in mind that the decisions I help the client make effect their life and that as such they must be the right ones for them.


I have both experienced and observed “Good” and “Bad” therapy throughout my time in Mental Health and it is my aim to always provide the very best and most appropriate assistance to each individual client dependent on their individual needs.


I have experience in the following conditions:














Deliberate self harm




PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)


OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)


Life skills


Adjustment disorders



As a trained and practiced therapist I will use one or more of the following therapies to help my client achieve a positive outcome


EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.  Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal.  EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.  When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound.  If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain.  Once the block is removed, healing resumes.  EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes.  The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health.  If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering.  Once the block is removed, healing resumes.  Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes.


Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that treats problems and boosts happiness by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts. Unlike traditional Freudian psychoanalysis, which probes childhood wounds to get at the root causes of conflict, CBT focuses on solutions, encouraging patients to challenge distorted cognitions and change destructive patterns of behavior.

CBT rests on the idea that thoughts and perceptions influence behavior. Feeling distressed, in some cases, may distort one’s perception of reality. CBT aims to identify harmful thoughts, assess whether they are an accurate depiction of reality, and if they are not, employ strategies to challenge and overcome them.

CBT is appropriate for people of all ages, including children, adolescents, and adults. Evidence has mounted that CBT can benefit numerous conditions, such as major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and many others. Research also indicates that CBT can be delivered effectively on line, in addition to face-to-face therapy sessions.



Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy used to create change in a patient while in a state of sleep, or unconsciousness, known as hypnosis. The word hypnosis comes from the Greek word “hypnos” which simply means, “sleep.” The therapy itself uses guided relaxation techniques from a trained hypnotist that invoke feelings of intense relaxation, concentration, and/or focus to achieve a heightened state of awareness or trance-like state.

The therapy is commonly used as an aid to psychotherapy due to the relaxed nature brought on by the hypnotic state that allows people to explore painful and suppressed feelings and emotions or memories that are often hidden from their conscious minds. This change in consciousness can often lead patients to experience things differently outside of hypnosis, such as criticism at work or home, stage fright, or even pain.

Being under hypnosis is said to allow a person to be more open to both suggestion and discussion when the patient trusts the hypnotherapist. Hypnotherapy has been used to treat a wide range of conditions or unwanted behavior, such as:


Sleep disorder



Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Grief and loss of loved ones

Smoking cessation

Weight loss

These are the major therapies I use but are not exclusive.



Tel: 0892467811  9am - 8pm

Email: brian@the-english-psychotherapist-bulgaria.com

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