Gloria Dobbin MA, MBACP UKRC
I work from the understanding that each of us is unique and has our own potential and wisdom to bring about helpful changes in our lives, to solve problems, to discover who we really are, and to live life in a way that is fulfilling and meaningful to us.
I am an accredited psychotherapist/counsellor and I’ve been working in private practice since 2002. I offer one-to-one therapy to adolescents, adults and couples. I provide both short and long term therapy.
My approach is Integrative and I use the insights and approaches of different theoretical models including psychodynamic, object relations, humanistic and cognitive/behaviourist depending on what seems to best suit the individual at the time. My aim is to be responsive to the ‘world’ of the individual client and facilitate the easing of their mental, emotional, physical or spiritual distress and/or their personal growth in a way that is uniquely appropriate to them.
My private practice is based in Giffard Park, Milton Keynes.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified psychotherapist with a MA in Integrative Psychotherapy from Middlesex University (2001) and Diplomas in Integrative Counselling and Integrative Psychotherapy from the Minster Centre, London (2001). My introduction to therapy began formally in 1995, when I was awarded a Certificate in Counselling from Westminster Pastoral Foundation (a psychodynamic training).
I am accredited to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am a Registered Independent Counsellor (UKRC).
In addition to working in private practice, I have extensive working experience in a psychiatric hospital setting.
I offer not only one-to-one counselling but also couples counselling and I have worked with groups of people affected by traumatic incidents.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
My fees range from £40 to £45 for individuals and £45 to £50 for couples depending on the individuals' financial circumstances. Sessions for individuals are 50 minutes in length and for couples are 60 minutes in length.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer daytime appointments on Mondays and Tuesdays and evening appointments on Mondays. I occasionally offer appointments on other weekdays/ evenings. I do not offer weekend appointments.