Gill Terry MBACP, BA(Hons)
Hello and welcome . . .
I am a counsellor working in Bedford & Milton Keynes with individuals and couples.
I am known for my ability to genuinely and sensitively be alongside clients with whatever they bring, offering a warm, respectful and professional counselling relationship.
Counselling can help us to make sense of difficult, painful or confusing experiences, in terms of our thoughts, behaviours, emotions and feelings/sensations. I provide a supportive, accepting space in which you can explore whatever may be troubling you, in confidence, at your own pace.
We all need help with life's challenges at times. My aim is to work collaboratively with you to enable you to gain a greater awareness, understanding and acceptance of yourself and how you relate to others, so that you can feel empowered to make choices and decisions which are in line with your uniqueness as an individual. This can lead to you feeling healthier, more confident, more motivated and more resourced, and to greater contentment in your life and relationships. For couples/joint counselling, the focus will be on helping you to improve your awareness and understanding of both yourselves and each other in your relationship and to assist the communication between you. A 'couple' can be a combination of any two people wanting counselling together.
Through my private practice, working with charities, and working with children and young people in schools, I have experience working with a wide range of areas, including : abuse, anger, anxiety, autism, bereavement, bullying, depression, divorce/separation, isolation, life transitions, loneliness, loss, low self esteem, neglect, relationship difficulties, stress, 'stuckness', and workplace challenges. Please see the list below, and feel free to ask about anything particular you may be experiencing which is not listed on there.
I offer short term counselling in Bedford and in Milton Keynes, with no obligation to commit to a fixed number of sessions, though I would generally recommend a minimum of six. We would start with an initial 50 minute consultation to discuss what you would like to achieve, how we might work towards that, and to see how we can work together - the client(s)/counsellor relationship is central to my work. Ongoing sessions are also for 50 minutes, once a week or fortnightly.
Sessions take place in therapy rooms in Bedford & Milton Keynes.
If you have any queries or questions or would like to know more, please feel free to phone or e-mail me, and/or visit my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Middlesex University BA (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling, Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling from Metanoia Institute, and an Advanced Post-Diploma Certificate in Person-Centred Couples Counselling.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and work according to their ethical guidelines.
My counselling experience includes play therapy with children in primary school, working with young people in secondary school/youth settings, and working with adults in charities and in private practice.
A qualified teacher (PGCE), I have lived and worked abroad with people who do not have English as a first language. I welcome enquiries from prospective clients who have English as a second or other language.
I am a long-term yoga, meditation & mindfulness practitioner, practise expressive arts, and draw upon my experience as a client of CBT and Body Psychotherapy in my work if appropriate and with clients' knowledge and agreement. I also run a harmony singing group in West London for expectant mothers and mothers nursing babies (please see my website for full details or visit www.thulamama.co.uk).
Other part-time work I am involved in : - I am a Children & Young People Counsellor with Relate, Counselling Assessor & Volunteer Counsellor for Carers in Bedfordshire, Affiliate Counsellor with Counselling Works in Milton Keynes, and a team member with Milton Keynes Wellbeing Therapy Centre.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Feeling stuck
- Life transitions
- Loss of meaning/purpose
Individual Counselling (Per 50 minute session) :-
Full fee :
£40 in Milton Keynes, £35 in Bedford
Lower fees for clients on limited incomes :
£35 in Milton Keynes, £30 in Bedford
Couples/Joint Counselling (per 50 minute session) :-
£40 in Milton Keynes / Bedford
NB. Both parties wanting counselling would need to contact me before making an initial appointment.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
- Some evening appointments as well as daytime available. Weekend availability
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|