Gillian McArthur MBACP (accredited)
Life can be challenging and feel overwhelming at times and with that can bring feelings of stress, anxiety, depression & a sense of being lost and alone.
Counselling can be life changing, helping you see things much clearer, giving you a deeper understanding of yourself, who you are, and where you want to be.
I am an Accredited BACP counsellor, psychotherapist & master practitioner for eating disorders & obesity. I am a recognised Provider for BUPA and other Health care insurance companies, providing a confidential counselling and psychotherapy service in a safe and comfortable setting. Together we can build a trusting, open and honest relationship which will allow you the space to talk, be heard and work through problems you may be facing.
My approach is Person Centred and Integrative which means that I will use different methods of therapy according to individual needs which include Gestalt, TA, CBT and Psychodynamics. I believe in creating a new therapy for each client as each client is a unique individual with unique thoughts, feelings and problems. The most important thing for me as a counsellor is that I try to see the world through my client's eyes and that I treat each client as the individual they are. Often clients like to explore their thoughts and feelings about their spiritual life and they are free to explore this aspect of themselves too, whatever their religious orientation or if they have none.
I have specialist training in working with all aspects of eating disorders- Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge eating, Obesity and use the unique model developed by The National Centre for Eating Disorders.
During an initial consultation we will discuss what your concerns are, your expectations of counselling and if together we will be able to form a therapeutic relationship. It is quite natural to feel anxious and nervous about an initial meet but my aim is to try to make you feel relaxed and comfortable as quickly as possible.
I am a practicing Christian but of course will only bring this into our work should you request to do so.
I work with individual adults and young people, am NHS trained and as well as working in Private practice I have worked with young people in schools for 6 years.
Most of us need help with a problem or issue at some stage in our life and I understand how hard it is to admit that and then seek out the help. Maybe now it is your time...... I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma and Master Practitioner for Eating disorders -Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge eating, Obesity
Certificate for Nutritional Interventions for eating disorders
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Advanced Counselling skills
Certificate in Basic Counselling skills
FURTHER TRAINING & WORKSHOPS
Working with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge eating- 2016
Essential Obesity- 2016
Nutritional interventions for eating disorders- 2016
Neuro-Linguistic Programming- 2015
BACP Accreditation -2014
Drawing & Talking -2012
Love & Loss -Bereavement across cultures -2011
Eating Disorders -2010
The impact of Trauma, PTSD - 2010
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
FOR COUNSELLING, PSYCHOTHERAPY & COACHING:
Adults / Young person individual-
First session and consultation 1 hour- £55.00
Subsequent 50 min session - £50.00
Specialist Eating Disorder consultation 2hrs -£110
Subsequent therapy sessions- £60.00
Specialist Obesity consultation- 2 hrs- £110
Subsequent therapy & coaching sessions- £60.00
Reduced fees available for counsellors in training
BUPA recognised Health care provider
I am a member of the BACP - British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, and work according to their code of ethics.
I have an up to date and clean certificate of disclosure issued by the Criminal Records Bureau
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
All appointments weekday and weekends by arrangement and all calls and emails answered 7 days a week including evenings
Types of client