Gwen Bird.

Gwen Bird.


I am unable to take further enquiries until 31-Dec-2016

01737 766479 / 07533 830185

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01737 766479 / 07533 830185

About me

As an integrative counsellor, I am able to draw on different theories to work with you, but the foundation of my work is person centred. This means that I will work with you in a respectful, understanding, non judgemental way, and I will give you the time and space you need to work through your feelings and your thoughts at your own pace. I will strive to understand how it feels to stand in your shoes, and I will guide you to explore your situation. I will not tell you what you should or should not do, nor will I 'analyse' you. As a trained psychodynamic as well as an integrative counsellor, I am also able to help you explore how past experiences may still be influencing you in the present, if this is helpful.

I understand that making the decision to try counselling, and contacting a counsellor can feel daunting. When you feel ready to do so, I will be ready to listen. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have, either by e mail, or by phone.

I work from my home in Redhill, and am able to offer weekly sessions at a regular time each week to suit you. I can offer sessions on weekdays including evenings, up until 7.00pm. I am also able to offer some sessions on Saturday mornings. Initially sessions are conducted on a weekly basis, but may move to fortnightly at a later date if necessary. I can offer both short term or long term therapy; together we can decide what would best meet your needs, but ultimately I will always respect your decision about how long to continue with your counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Therapy. 2006.
  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling. 1996.
  • Diploma in Art Therapy. 1980.

I have twenty years' experience of working as a counsellor. Most of my counselling experience has been gained in doctors' surgeries, working with individual clients. I have also worked as a counsellor with women who have suffered from domestic abuse. Alongside my counselling work, I have gained over 30 years' experience of working within the mental health field.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Identity problems.
social phobia
family problems


£20.00 - £40.00. for one hour session, dependent on individual circumstances.
I believe that counselling should be available to all, irrespective of financial circumstances. I am therefore open to negotiation about fees.

Further information

On street parking available.

Maps & Directions

Redhill, RH1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 7.00pm Saturday: 9.00am - 1.00pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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