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My name is Gill, I am an integrative NLP psychotherapist, relational counsellor, supervisor and trainer. I offer face to face and online short and long term therapy to adults and couples.
I believe therapy, whether it is counselling, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy or NLP is about empowering you to make choices and new ways of changing those things that can feel impossible and overwhelming.
There are many dynamic therapies that can help people change - as an integrative psychotherapist I have many tools and techniques but I have found the glue that make these changes “stick” is the kind of therapy where you can feel supported and heard in a confidential space. Whatever problems or stuck place you may be in, feeling the warmth and regard of another human being can really help you begin to learn to listen to your own needs and find ways of meeting these. Relational counselling means the process of therapy is internalised so the client has tools to take with them when they no longer need the therapy space.
My passion is enabling people to free themselves from old patterns that have kept them stuck, to develop the strength to make choices and be who they want to be. I absolutely believe that you can find a more realistic, beneficial and happier way to live your life as one whole, aware person.
I came into counselling during a really difficult time in my life, and found the support of a therapist really helped me make sense of the experiences I was having and understand who I was, why I behaved and felt the way I did and very importantly develop the strength to make the right choices for me. I hope I can offer a similar service for you.
I first qualified in 1993, and in 2000 I set up The Coleby Centre, which is a private therapy and counselling centre in Sidcup where different therapists run their practices. The therapy centre is set up to be a welcoming, trusting and safe space. It is important to me that the environment helps you to begin to relax and feel more at ease to reflect on some of your more difficult thoughts and feelings. I also work in Westgate on Sea in Thanet. Since the pandemic I have been working exclusively online however and as that has been working so well, for the forseeable future, I will continue to work online.
Please be assured that I am taking the current situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic very seriously. I have stringent measures at the Coleby Centre in place, but if you are not able to attend the centre, online sessions are a very convenient alternative to allow you to continue your therapy. Please view the measures at the Coleby Centre here https://www.colebycentre.com/coronavirus.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling, Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy
Master NLP Practitioner
BA Hons Psychology
Advanced Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis
Master Time Line Therapist
Diploma in Clinical Supervision
Level 1 Occupational Testing
- Diploma in Office Management
I have been practicing as a hypnotherapist since 1993 and as a psychotherapist since 1997, as a trainer since 2006, supervisor since 2010.
Over the last 20 years I have gained much experience working as a therapist of individuals and couples in private practice, and also working extensively in the Corporate Sector running and developing a graduate leadership development training and coaching programme. I am a qualified supervisor and have recently been facilitating training workshops for counsellors and psychotherapists.
I also offer therapy and supervision via Skype, Facetime and on the phone.
I am currently completing my practitioner qualification in EMDR and am very much enjoying using these powerful tools in my work.
I adhere to the UKCP ethical framework, take regular supervision and continue with my own personal and professional development.
I am a BUPA registered therapist: http://finder.bupa.co.uk/go/miss_gillian_coleby
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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience of working with people who are:
suffering with anxiety, stress or panic
feeling dissatisfied with life; stuck, despairing or depressed
feeling unable to stop unwanted habits and ways of behaving or thinking
feeling empty, lonely, isolated or believing that no one could love you
feeling that aspects of yourself are unacceptable or that you are worthless or wrong
fearing that if people really knew you, they wouldn’t want to
surviving a bereavement or loss and needing some help to get through
preoccupied with fear of failure or feeling that you are not living up to your potential
concerned about childhood memories or events that you can’t forget or shake off
having work-related difficulties
finding your relationships difficult, or despairing about ever making a healthy, lasting partnership
having concerns about your sexuality or sexual orientation
experiencing health problems, disabilities or a diagnosis that you feel unable to come to terms with
feeling out of control of your life or behaviour, not being the person you know you could be
£85.00 per session
Individuals - £85 60 minute sessions
Couples - £120 1 x 1/4 hour sessions
Supervision £70 per hourly session
When I work
I am available Monday to Friday 7.30am to 8.30pm
Professional bodies & Affiliations
Registered Member UKCP- United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy since 1997
Accredited Member NLPtCA - Neuro Linguistic Psychotherapy & Counselling Association since 1997
Practising Fellow NACHP -National Association of Counsellors, Hypnotherapists & Psychotherapists since 1994
Registered Member National Hypnotherapy Register, since 1995
Member Complementary & Natural Health Care Council since 2012