Gill Morris Bsc(Hons) ACC Accredited
Need to talk?
Sometimes life can be difficult and overwhelming. Most people like to talk but family and friends can sometimes feel too close and my approach is gentle, supportive and respectful. Talking things through in complete confidence can facilitate a place where clients can experience the freedom to explore and understand themselves.
Although medication is important, the counselling relationship can be key to building trust that helps in unlocking negative coping strategies. My approach is gentle, supportive and respectful and can lead to greater wholeness, as you work towards new perspectives.
I currently work as an integrated therapist with 16 years experience and I have 10 years experience as a counselling supervisor. I trained as a psychologist and then did further training as a therapist at a London College. I then worked for that College between 2006 and 2013. I then chose to specialise more as a counsellor and now work in private practice. I adhere to the ACC/BACP code of ethics that believes in the quality of every person regardless of race, religion or status.
I specialise in bereavement, grief, depression and trauma. Also I have helped clients with relationship issues, working to help them improve their self-esteem and a couple of these areas are included in my testimonials below.
I offer a 50% reduction for my initial session, which is to help you decide whether we can mutually work together and wish to take the counselling process forward.
I offer day and evening appointments.
"Gill has helped me to make big changes in my life. I have been to several different counsellors over the years, including one at a very reputable clinic but Gill is the person that has helped me the most."
"Counselling has helped me to look at different issues in my life and gain insight into what has happened. One example, of this was how I was able to cope with my mother's death because I had worked through the anxieties that had troubled me over a period of time."
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The integrated approach means that I generally work by combining a variety approaches which are tailored to suit you. I put the person at the centre of my approach, that involves listening and providing a non-judgemental environment that encourages change. I also draw from other counselling approaches, like CBT or psycho-dynamic.
Some Practical Questions ...
Where do I come?
I work in a safe, quiet room in High Wycombe, not far off the A404 and parking on the drive is available. Rail and bus links are close by.
Please call or email me for an initial session and let me know what you would like to obtain from counselling. The first session is an opportunity to ask questions to find out more about how we could mutually work together and whether you feel that you would like to take things forward.
How often will I need to come?
It is usual to come weekly, at least at the start but can be reduced towards the end of counselling. I offer both short term and long term counselling.
How long does a session last?
Sessions last for 50 minutes and preferably at the same time each week.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology,
- Diploma in Counselling – an integrated approach
- ACC Accredited
- Training in Psychodynamic Counselling, Dissociation and Trauma Related Issues
- Diploma in CBT
- Training in Mindfulness and Transpersonal Psychology
- Care in Crisis training in Pregnancy Issues
- Supervision – Level II
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Dependent personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
I offer an introductory session for 50% of my fee (£20). This initial session answers any other questions and whether you feel we can comfortably work together. Then my fees are £40 per session this can be paid by cash, cheque or transfer. Concessions will be considered for students or those on low incomes.
I charge £50 per hour and £60 for a therapeutic hour and half (1 hour and 20 minutes) for Supervision.
I have a 48 hour cancellation policy, otherwise I will need to charge for my time.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekdays 9am to 5pm and some evenings.
Types of client
Supervision & training
Clinical Supervision.View supervision profile