Seth Gillman PgDip (Merit) Registered MBACP

Seth Gillman PgDip (Merit) Registered MBACP

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About me

I am a fully qualified counsellor, holding a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Merit) from Thames Valley University. I am a Registered Member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, 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 worked with Bereft, a bereavement counselling agency in Ealing, London and worked at Hillingdon Mind, the leading mental health charity, between 2008 - 2013. I completed a placement at The Place2Be, a children's counselling service based in schools around the country between 2011 - 2012.

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 and Existential 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 many clients who have experienced bereavement. As well as working extensively with adults, I have wide experience of assisting bereaved children and ran a bereavement group at a Hillingdon junior school since between 2002 - 2011. I have worked 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 facilitated 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. I have also facilitated workshops around child bereavement at CBUK conferences. Please see the 'Testimonials' page for feedback on my facilitation.

I also work with young people around issues of stress, bullying, self-harm, domestic violence, abuse, eating disorders, family conflict and break-up and the other difficulties they increasingly face in the modern world.

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..

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Child bereavement

Teenage issues

Young people



Suicidal ideas



Initial consultation £40. Further sessions £50.
Concessions on request.

Published articles

Further information

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

Ruislip, HA4

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Daytime, evening and weekend slots available between 10am - 8pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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