Gillian Carmichael - Dip.Couns MBACP(regd)
Deborah Ubee Trust
20 Egerton Drive
23 Magdalen Street
(near London Bridge)
07590 526 348
Hello, my name is Gillian and I am a qualified Gestalt counsellor. Many years ago a chance encounter with a therapist led me to undertake my own recovery and that changed my life so much for the better that I was moved to start studying and become a Gestalt counsellor myself . Now years on I still feel the benefit of my own time in therapy and also enjoy working with clients through their own, sometimes very difficult, issues.
I have helped clients deal with a range of issues from anxiety, stress, P.T.S.D, bereavement, sexual issues, communication within relationshis and loneliness as well as many more. Sometimes the issue can only be defined as a feeling that there could be more to life.
"The objective of Gestalt therapy is to enable the client to become more fully and creatively alive and to become free from the blocks and unfinished business that may diminish satisfaction, fulfillment, and growth, and to experiment with new ways of being."
It is based on the belief that human beings have within themselves the innate ability to heal in a natural way and that the development of authentic relationships is what is needed to make that happen. One of the other main concepts is that everyone can only develop a healthy fully functioning personality in relationship to others.
"Without the other there is no self, and how one experiences the other is inseparable from how one experiences oneself."
The development of an authentic relationship with my client is central to my counselling practice. As your counsellor I will work in a non judgemental way, with unconditional positive regard, to explore the issues you bring and help you to work through them by talking and conducting experiential experiments. Often the act of naming an issue within the safety of the counselling room and the security of the client / counsellor relationship can bring some immediate relief and then by working through alternatives a more lasting resolution can be found.
So whatever you feel that is holding you back or blocking you, however you feel in relation to the other people in your life, whatever issues you bring we can work through them together.
As I believe counselling is about a relationship that works for both client and counsellor I invite you to contact me for an initial consultation where we can meet and both decide if it would be beneficial to work together on some further sessions. I use rooms in Greenwich, close to the main station and DLR, if that is convenient please book an initial session and we can meet and see how working together feels.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Gestalt Counselling (BACP accredited)
Gestalt Centre, London
I am a qualified Gestalt Counsellor and have specialised training in Trauma and Bereavement work.
I am a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I abide by the BACP's ethical code of practice.
My experience is gained from extensive therapeutic work through Lewisham Bereavement services as well as working with a wide range of clients at Wandsworth Association of Psychotherapists
I work with self-esteem issues, self-confidence, life transitions, loss, anxiety, depression, emotional distress, panic attacks, identity crisis, improving relationships and general quality of life.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
My fees are £50 per session for individual sessions.
Couples £65 per session
I offer counselling for individuals on a short-term or open ended basis from therapy rooms at the Deborah Ubee Trust in Greenwich, which is easily accessible by either the DLR or Southeastern trains.
The location is also easily accessible from London Bridge.
- Sessions usually take place on a weekly basis and last for 50 minutes
- I have both daytime and evening appointments available
Please contact me via e-mail or phone to set up an initial consultation where we can discuss your needs and how we can work together.
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Type of session
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