Gillian Hancock 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 and 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.
I cannot be you and you cannot be me,
But I am willing to pace beside you on your journey,
matching my steps to yours,
whether the way is rough or smooth.
I will feel the stones of the road through the soles of your shoes.
I will feel the sun on your back and the rain on your face
even though you are not me
And I am not you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Eating disorders -Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge eating, Obesity
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
Neuro-Linguistic Programming- 2015
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:
First session and consultation 1 hour- £55.00
Subsequent 50 min session - £50.00
Young person- (Age 11-18)
First session and consultation 1 hour - £45.00
Subsequent 50 min session - £ 40.00
First session and consultation 1 hour- £40.00
Subsequent 50 min session- £35.00
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 7days a week including evenings
Types of client