Felicity Gibbons (MBACP) Counsellor & Psychotherapist/ Hypnotherapist
£20 1st appt. Private & free from judgement. My peaceful practice offers warm, professional & confidential space where you will feel safe to fully explore your feelings & emotions that are causing you concern. If you are struggling & suffering with anxiety; generalised anxiety, panic attacks, family issues, affairs & betrayals, separation & divorce; postnatal depression, phobias, seasonal effective disorder, addiction/s; panic disorder, depression; sexual abuse; physical abuse relationship issues. If you require one to one confidential counselling or Couples confidential Counselling for Bereavement, Anger management Stress, Heightened Anxiety, Panic symptoms, Bullying, Any form of Abuse, help and support with any form of distress and pain issues I can help. If you need help with low and withered self esteem and/ or low self confidence contact me. Just one or two appointments can make a huge difference rather than free falling alone and struggling. The stress, strain and worry that difficult issues can bring to your work and home life can take its toll on you physically and mentally, they will inevitably naturally crush your self esteem, shatter your confidence, you will become exhausted, problems can & will wreck your sleep, and normal every day life with become harder and harder. Is it now time to seek help to resolve what ever it is that is holding you back ?
If you are dissatisfied with life or maybe without focus, if you are suffering for 'what ever' reason the space within counselling/therapy will definitely help. It will allow you to explore your thoughts & how you are responding to your experience at this difficult time. It will positively help you gain a greater awareness; to make sense; identify or better accept things that may be preventing you from moving forward effectively to lead a full and satisfying life. It will also help you to make changes by exploring the difficulties that stand in your way-therefore giving you some control over your life. To take control of what is 'feeling' out of control, and no longer feel alone and misunderstood, will bring you huge relief and a new sense of calm & peace with in you.
I am a fully qualified Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Hypnotherapist. My wealth of personal and professional experience adds to my real understanding of life's challenges. I am dedicated and passionate about the work I do & committed in supporting you achieve what you truly want & deserve. My core theoretical base is person-centred but I integrate many other theories and models into my way of working to meet the individual needs of my clients, offering a therapeutic style that will suite you best giving very positive results. My further advanced training with the National College as a Hypno psychotherapist has given me a greater understanding of the power of the mind and how it's hard-wiring can be explored and corrected. I use cognitive tools and CBT practices which will enable you to assess and understand your thoughts, beliefs, attitude and behaviours. Exploring beliefs is crucial to help replace negative thoughts.and for change to take place. This will drastically change how you think consciously & subconsciously bringing about speedy behavioural changes. I believe Cognitive behavioural therapy, as a stand alone therapy, is not as effective unless combined with Person centred therapy. Together the results are life changing.
I work with clients who present with many & varied issues. Your feelings are the most real thing you have - please don't continue to ignore them. I firmly believe, with dedicated professional help you will find resources within yourself to find clarity & peace, and an understanding that you have never felt before. Compelling powerful emotions will loose their power when heard and understood, and you will begin to make healthy positive decisions for yourself. Alternatively it may be that you have lost touch with your feelings and how to express them. There can be several reasons for this.
I am a warm, genuine approachable mature lady offering a quiet, comfortable & safe environment for you to come along to what ever you are struggling with.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Bereavement and Loss
Diploma in Person-centred Counselling
Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Hypnosis
Diploma in Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy, Psychology & Psychotherapy
Training in 'Brief Solution Focused Therapy'
Member of Counselling North West
As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I am guided by its ethical framework for good practice in counselling & psychotherapy. I am certificated and trained by the National College of Hypnosis & Psychotherapy & have techniques and competences to practice in accordance with their ethical teachings.
I have many years experience in support & advice on a one-to-one basis at C.A.B. and Family support work within the home of families in difficult situations. I have counselled in a drop-in centre in Bolton mainly domestic violence & abuse both sexual & emotional and its life long impact.
I now have a private practice that it totally based around the Individual needs of my clients offering a safe space where you will be deeply heard, understood and valued. The success and bedrock of my work is the therapeutic relationship and the quality of relating with individuals. I personally see all of this as hugely important when working in a professional capacity with people who are distressed and struggling with life.
Over the years I have accompanied many clients on their personal journey. I have watched individuals move from uncertainty and self doubt into certainty and self belief, and to blossom in ways they hadn't thought possible. It has been, and continues to be, a privilege and enormously rewarding.
Personal Testimonials can help when trying to decide who to contact. They can bring comfort and reassure you that you have confidence in your search for the right therapist. At a 'glimpse' you can view experiences of previous clients. However I do not publish testimonials because they are considered unethical by many therapy related bodies; they can be fabricated; and the advertising authority requires testimonials to be verified and that would conflict with the Confidentiality I offer my clients.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
DEPRESSION -Known as the curse of the strong, How it disables you and why.
FEAR - Once it gets hold it runs riot once it gets hold. overcome it & get your life back
STRESS - How to manage, cope & reduce 'your' stress levels now that your at your limit
ANXIETY - Anxiety disorder arrives when you over worry & over think, free yourself.
RELAXATION- Learn how to rest Mind & Body. Being mindful of the 'now'
ADDICTIONS/ BEHAVIOUR/ HABITS -The traps; learn to rethink-easily
PANIC ATTACKS - arising from fear/phobias-understanding them and taking control.
ILLNESS- the shock & emotional impact and how to 'cope' with huge life change.
ANGER - Managing it isn't enough -Understand the rage within & eliminate it.
LOSS/BEREAVEMENT -What on earth do you do when you lose someone, your life as you knew it, sharing your loss. understanding grief, its impact on how you function.
RELATIONSHIP ISSUES - learn to understand each other and communicate in a different way allowing for connection again. Explore what went wrong and why - you cant change anything you don't understand.
POST NATAL DEPRESSION - understand it, work with it & quickly recover
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Jungian therapy
- Person-centred therapy
1 hr session £30 - £35. 1st session £20 without obligation so that you can decide how you feel.
Day / Evening appts to suite you.
Ring; email or text and I will respond immediately , or within 12 hours.
Please let me know if mobility or transport is a problem & we can explore ways of overcoming these.
Concessions available, ring to talk through your situation.
Leigh is a small town close to the A580 East Lancs Road. Central to Bolton, Wigan, Manchester & Warrington. My private practice is 2 mins. from the town centre in a quiet cul-de-sac just off the main road - St Helens Road I am near to Pennington Hall Park. Parking is ample. Confidentiality is guaranteed & absolute.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|