Gill Travitzky MBACP Dip Couns
I'm a trained Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Counsellor, working out of the Worcester area. I am an open, friendly, empathic, non-judgemental and approachable professional. I am a member of BACP and abide by their Ethical Code. I am also a qualified member on the BACP Voluntary Register of Counsellors.
I'm used to working with people of all age groups from teenage years through to older adults. At any age we can struggle with similar issues - loneliness, vulnerability, feeling different, anxious and depressed.
Have you forgotten who you are, feeling low, unable to go out or worrying that no one will want to talk to you or find you interesting? If any of this sounds familiar, it can really help to talk to someone neutral, who understands what you are going through.
Working together, we can help you discover that there are things you can do to make changes in your life for the better and I can help support you through that process. We can help you feel more in control of your life again rather than feeling you are watching your life pass you by. CBT can help you regain your self esteem and feel better about yourself. It can help give you some strategies to tackle difficult and challenging situations and reduce the level of anxiety they hold for you.
I know it can be hard talking to someone about your problems when you are feeling vulnerable, so I will do my best to make you feel at ease. I'm a calm, intuitive person and a good listener.
At different times in our lives we can go through difficult patches; for example after bereavement, accidents, relationship break-ups, illness, moving house or changing jobs. There are times when we just need a bit of help or someone to talk to.
CBT can help you adjust to those changes. We can't always change life's circumstances but we can learn to change how we react to them - that's where CBT can really help us come to terms with things and find different ways of dealing with them.
Sometimes it's hard to move on and it can help to talk to someone neutral, who can help you look objectively at what is happening in your life and help you find ways of learning how to cope better.
CBT is recommended by the NHS as an effective treatment for depression and anxiety and can help you learn how to manage the ups and downs of living with depression and anxiety. Learning how to use CBT is empowering and the skills can be used again and again in your life to help with life's difficulties.
CBT helps you identify unhelpful thoughts and patterns of behaviour and helps you learn how to find more helpful alternative ways of looking at situations. We will work together to help you feel more in control of your life and move forward with more confidence.
In addition to being a Counsellor, I am also an intuitive holistic therapist, using Reiki healing, Meditation and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). In today's busy world I believe it is important for us to find ways to access that space within where we can go and get back in touch with our inner selves. Meditation can be very helpful in calming the mind and preparing us for life's ups and downs. If you are interested, I can teach you how to meditate and it can work very well in conjunction with the counselling process.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling (CBT)
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Supervision (CBT)
Certificate in Schema Focused Therapy
CBT for Anxiety & Depression
CBT for Low Self Esteem
I currently work part time for a local charity as an advocate, helping vulnerable adults. I also have experience of counselling older adults.
I am a member of BACP and qualified member counsellor on the BACP Voluntary Register of Counsellors.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
£40.00 per session but may vary according to venue.
Payment in advance for six sessions would qualify for a reduction.
Discounts available for students and over 60's.
Sessions cancelled within 24 hours of an agreed appointment are liable for the full charges.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer evening appointments as well as daytime appointments