Ambrose Gillham MBACP, HPD in Counselling (Distinction)
01179568712 / 0786 752 7688
Do you need help and support sorting yourself out? I offer counselling to adults using the 'Person-Centred' approach. This form of counselling is safe, comfortable and highly effective. I also have considerable understanding of CBT, Mindfulness based therapy and existential therapy.
For counselling to work well you must be at ease with your therapist so I aim to provide a safe and confidential space where we can explore and work through any problems you bring. My job is to help you feel comfortable and safe while you tell me what your concerns are. We also talk through with you what you want from your counselling
The first session is a chance for me to explain how I work and to answer any questions you may have. If you find the first session helpful we can arrange further sessions. I recommend we meet on a weekly basis, at least for the first month. Sometimes one or two session is all you will need. Sometimes longer is helpful. My sessions are client led.
Some of the issues I have worked with include
- panic and panic disorders
- bereavement and grief
- physical and psychological abuse
- relationship issues
- work related issues
- academic difficulties
- psychosomatic illness
- weight problems
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Higher Professional Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (with distinction) and regularly attend a range of training courses. I have worked with a wide range of clients and have completed over 650 hours of counselling work.
I am on the BACP register and am regularly supervised by an experienced BACP registered supervisor.
I have worked for a bereavement agency for several years and also a charity providing counselling for carers. Alongside these I have an established private practice and worked with clients on a wide range of challenges.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Study and academic issues
My normal fee is £35 per session. I offer concessions.
I have applied for accreditation with BACP.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I have available times on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the day and also some evenings
Types of client