Seth Gillman PgDip (Merit) Registered MBACP
I am a fully qualified counsellor, holding a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling from Thames Valley University. I am a Registered Member of BACP, work within the BACP Ethical Framework and am working towards BACP Accreditation.
I have been a practising counsellor, first as a student and now post-qualification, since May 2008. I have experience of supporting clients with a wide range of emotional and mental health issues. I began working with Bereft, a bereavement counselling agency in Ealing, London then went on to work at the Hillingdon association of Mind, the leading mental health charity. Since September 2011 I have been working with The Place2Be, a nationwide children's counselling service based in schools around the country.
I am now working in private practice with clients of all backgrounds and am here to help with your emotional and mental wellbeing. I work from a Person-Centred perspective, offering unconditional acceptance and warmth, although I will gently challenge clients if the need arises.
I am highly experienced in the field of bereavement, counselling those who have experienced the death of a loved one and helping them deal with their grief. I have undertaken extensive training in this field and have worked with the bereavement organisation Bereft. As well as adults, I have wide experience of assisting bereaved children and ran a bereavement group at a Hillingdon junior school since between 2002 - 2011. I also work therapeutically with individual children, as well as with the families of the children I support.
In addition, I am a trained facilitator at Child Bereavement UK. I have run workshops and training sessions for school teachers and other educational staff, helping them to support bereaved children and build children's resilience and self-esteem.
In the past I was a regular contributor to Hayes FM radio, where I discussed covered topics such self-harm in young people and the problems faced by young carers.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a Counsellor in 2010. I hold a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Merit) from Thames Valley University, London, UK. This course was accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I also hold a Certificate in Counselling from TVU. I have trained in a wide range of specialisms associated with bereavement (for a full list, see the Bereavement page on my website.)
I was a volunteer counsellor at Hillingdon Mind between November 2008 - May 2013. I previously worked with Bereft in Ealing, and have been active in child and family bereavement since 2002. Between 2011 - 2012 I completed a placement at The Place2Be, a school-based counselling service..
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Initial consultation £40. Further sessions £50.
Concessions on request.
An example of the workshops and courses I have undertaken in the field of bereavement are:
Dealing with Grief in Relationships
Supporting People Bereaved by Suicide
Supporting Bereaved Children
Understanding Grief and How we Respond
Children Facing Grief
Working with Powerful Emotions - an Ordinary Murder
Talking about Losses in our own lives
Listening and Responding Skills
Caring for ourselves and others
Beginnings and endings
Bereavement: Reality & Myth
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime, evening and weekend slots available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|