Gina Bingley MSc; MBACP; MNCP (Snr Accred); ISCH
We usually enter counselling and/or hypnotherapy when we are struggling to deal with some emotional distress, or in order to bring about changes in our life.
Counselling and/or hypnotherapy can help you explore the issues that are causing you distress, and enable you to move forward to a more rewarding and peaceful way of being, enabling you to become a more emotionally healthy and balanced person.
For the most part, I use an eclectic style of counselling and therapy, which means that I use whatever specialist skills are appropriate in order to be of most benefit to my clients.
Counselling can support you through difficult periods in your life, for instance in times of stress, anxiety, depression, lack of assertiveness, bereavement, relationship issues, and is also very effective for anger management. Essentially, counselling helps to rebuild your confidence and self-esteem, and develop more effective coping strategies: putting you back in control.
Hypnotherapy is hypnosis used in a therapeutic way, and can help you attain your goals. While very effective in helping people stop smoking and for improving sporting performance, hypnosis is also used to overcome all kinds of conditions, e.g. anxiety, low self-esteem, blushing, panic attacks, insomnia; and phobias such as flying, speech making, sitting exams and driving test nerves, to name a few.
My work is mainly with adults, although I have experience of working with young people aged 12 years and upward, and have trained in youth matters and child protection issues with the NSPCC.
My counselling and hypnotherapy practice is based in Appleton, Warrington, Cheshire, close to Junction 10 of the M56 motorway.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a Counsellor in 1999, then worked in Primary Care at a local GP practice for over 8 years.
In recent years I have focussed mainly on my private practice.
In 2002 I gained my Post-Grad Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, and in 2005 my Master of Science degree (MSc) in Counselling Studies. I studied CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) at the University of Chester in 2006.
I am an EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Practitioner - many of you may know this as a 'tapping' technique as shown on TV. EFT is a valuable tool for dealing with all sorts of conditions including stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, fears and phobias, etc.
Further training includes Bereavement Counselling, Solution Focussed Therapy, and specialist training at a Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre where I gained invaluable experience of working with issues of abuse - staying on there to work as a volunteer Counsellor for a number of years.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP).
As a requirement of the professional bodies I hold membership with, I engage in monthly professional supervision to ensure that my practice continually meets their ethical requirements, and assures the well-being of my clients. I also have Professional Indemnity Insurance.
I continue to update my skills through continued professional development (CPD), also a requirement of the professional organisations to which I belong.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Couples issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
My fees are £40 per hour for both counselling and hypnotherapy.
I charge £100 for smoking cessation - this session is personalised and lasts approximately 1.5 - 2 hours.
I have a high success rate of helping people to stop smoking in one session.
What goes on in the counselling or hypnotherapy sessions is between you and your therapist. Any concerns you may have will be explored during our first meeting, at which time I will discuss with you the boundaries around confidentiality.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I work Monday to Thursday from 8.30am and offer evening appointments by arrangement.