Gillian Sedgwick Snr MBACP
Welcome to my web page, I really understand how difficult and uncomfortable it can be to search and find a counsellor. I am a senior accredited counsellor and have been practicing since 1999, I hope that by reading this and or my website it helps you feel more comfortable and to begin the journey to improve your life.
Sometimes we all lose direction and our focus or we become overwhelmed by life events and relationships. I can offer you long term or short term counselling in a safe, professional, non-judgmental and confidential environment.
You may feel nervous about counselling, wondering if it can really help you? I would always recommend that you come for an initial session and we can talk through all your concerns and then decide if counselling would be the right thing for you.
I work with clients from adolescence to older people , heterosexual or gay and welcome diversity , disability and cultural issues.
I help clients with a wide range of issues including relationship issues, family issues, affairs, divorce, depression, self esteem building, generalised anxiety, stress, work related issues, eating disorders, physical abuse, sexual abuse, anger management, bereavement, termination, miscarriage, identity issues and other life changes and transitions. Sometimes it's hard to describe and nail what you may feel is wrong, come and explore your feelings and we can look to make sense of it and improve your life.
I offer relationship counselling either individually or as a couple. Relationships are complex, whatever has brought your relationship to this place, maybe an affair? Betrayal and trust issues? Loss of communication? Intimacy issues or connection? Counselling can really help you get back on track.
I also see clients from employment assistance programmes for short term therapy.
My experience includes working for three years at a local NHS hospital as an Honorary psychotherapist and employment as a university student counsellor at The Royal Holloway College in Egham for ten years. I also worked as a school counsellor in local secondary schools for 13 years.
My counselling approach is Humanistic, however I also incorporate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)into my work particularly to help with anxiety, stress and depression. I am actively engaged in continuous professional development thereby updating my skills, ensuring I offer you the best evidenced based therapy.
I am warm, sincere, caring and non judgmental, I will help you to feel safe enough to explore your issues in a comfortable and confidential setting. Please contact me by telephone, text or email, whatever you are most comfortable with and we can discuss any concerns and possibly make that initial appointment to change your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Senior Accredited Counselllor
Higher National Certificate in Counselling
Higher National Diploma in Counselling
Diploma in Eating Disorders
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
NVQ level 3 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy
Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents.
Post qualifying Certificate in Couples Counselling
Training in counselling Visually impaired clients (SAVI)
Certificate in stress management CBT
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
counselling adolescents aged 13 -19years
university student counselling
£50 per session for individuals £55 per couple
Some concessions maybe available
Appointments maybe available Monday to Friday between 8am and finishing at 8.30 pm
Aviva insurance registered
My clients often travel from areas around the M25, this may be on recommendation or other clients feel more comfortable seeing a counsellor who lives away from the area in which they live
I have parking facilities and I am approximately one mile from Egham train station.
Home visits maybe available on request.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday 8am to 8.30pm, some Saturday appointments
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|