Ambrose Gillham MBACP, HPD in Counselling (Distinction)

Ambrose Gillham MBACP, HPD in Counselling (Distinction)


Willow Cottage
Bristol Road
BS16 1SB

01179568712 / 0786 752 7688

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Willow Cottage
Bristol Road
BS16 1SB

01179568712 / 0786 752 7688

About me

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

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • stress
  • panic and panic disorders
  • bereavement and grief
  • physical and psychological abuse
  • relationship issues
  • work related issues
  • studying
  • academic difficulties
  • bullying
  • phobias
  • insomnia
  • anger
  • 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.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Study and academic issues


My normal fee is £35 per session. I offer concessions.

Further information

I have applied for accreditation with BACP.

Maps & Directions

Hambrook, BS16
Hambrook, BS16 1SB

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


I have available times on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the day and also some evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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