Gina Bingley MSc; MBACP; MNCP (Snr Accred); ISCH
Therapy can help you explore issues that are causing you distress, and enable you to move forward to a more rewarding and peaceful way of being, enabling you to become a more emotionally healthy and balanced person.
For the most part, I use an eclectic style of therapy, which means that I use whatever specialist skills are appropriate in order to be of most benefit to my clients.
Counselling can support you through difficult periods in your life, for instance in times of stress, anxiety, depression, lack of assertiveness, bereavement, relationship issues, and is also very effective for anger management. Essentially, counselling helps to rebuild your confidence and self-esteem, and develop more effective coping strategies: putting you back in control.
Hypnotherapy is hypnosis used in a therapeutic way, and can help you attain your goals. While very effective in helping people stop smoking and for improving sporting performance, hypnosis is also used to overcome all kinds of conditions, e.g. anxiety, low self-esteem, blushing, panic attacks, insomnia; and phobias such as flying, speech making, sitting exams and driving test nerves, to name a few.
My work is mainly with adults, although I have experience of working with young people aged 12 years and upward, and have trained in youth matters and child protection issues with the NSPCC.
My counselling and hypnotherapy practice is based in Appleton, Warrington, Cheshire, close to Junction 10 of the M56 motorway.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a Counsellor in 1999, then worked in Primary Care at a local GP practice for almost 9 years.
In recent years I have focussed mainly on my private practice.
In 2002 I gained my Post-Grad Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, and in 2005 my Master of Science degree (MSc) in Counselling Studies. I studied CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) at the University of Chester in 2006.
I am an EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Practitioner - many of you may know this as a 'tapping' technique as shown on TV. EFT is a valuable tool for dealing with all sorts of conditions including stress, anxiety, panic attacks, low self-esteem, fears and phobias, etc.
Further training includes Bereavement Counselling, Solution Focussed Therapy, and specialist training at a Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre where I gained invaluable experience of working with issues of abuse - staying on there to work as a volunteer Counsellor for approximately 7 years.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and the National Council of Psychotherapists (Snr Accred).
As a requirement of the professional bodies I hold membership with, I engage in monthly professional supervision to ensure that my practice continually meets their ethical requirements and assures the well-being of my clients. I also have Professional Indemnity Insurance.
I continue to regularly update my skills through continued professional development (CPD), also a requirement of the professional organisations to which I belong.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £40 per hour for both counselling and hypnotherapy.
I charge £100 for smoking cessation - this session is personalised and lasts approximately 1.5 - 2 hours.
I have a high success rate of helping people to stop smoking in one session.
You are guaranteed complete confidentiality. What goes on in counselling or hypnotherapy sessions is between you and your therapist. Any concerns you may have will be explored during our first meeting, at which time I will discuss with you the boundaries around confidentiality.