Gill Wier MBACP Accredited Counsellor in Sheffield City Centre
If you're looking for someone to talk to in confidence, you've come to the right place. I seek to create a calm and safe space where you can speak freely and share openly without fear of judgement. I believe the relationship between the counsellor and client is the most important factor in making counselling effective. When we feel heard, understood and valued by another person this helps to unlock our potential to change and grow.
My key motivation as a counsellor is to see people thrive and live life to the full. I have an enduring hope in the capacity of human beings to change and heal. I have been a counsellor for 10 years and have helped many people overcome a range of issues including anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement, and work related issues. I work with individuals and couples and have particular interests in working with relationship issues, fertility issues and spirituality. I run a course on Coping with Infertility and deliver our Relationship Foundations course to couples.
Over the years my counselling style has developed to integrate insights and techniques from many different approaches including Gestalt therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis and Compassion Focused Therapy. As all people are unique, different types of therapy suit different people and I tailor my approach to suit your personality and preferences.
My Christian faith underpins my work, bringing deeply held values of hope, compassion and humility to my work with clients. I am always open to discussing spiritual issues, whether you share my faith or are coming from a different perspective. I value diversity and seek to accept and respect people from all walks of life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold the following qualifications:
Diploma in Counselling, Sheffield Hallam University
Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling, Nottingham University.
Post Diploma training in Working with Couples
BICA Foundation Course for Infertility Counselling
I am an affiliate counsellor for the following EAP companies - Health Assured, Validium, Well-being Solutions and Cic. I also see clients who are funded by their employers.
As well as seeing private clients, I previously provided counselling in an NHS setting, helping people of all ages with a wide range of issues.
In addition to my counselling experience I have worked for many years in advice work and tenancy support, working one to one with people from a range of backgrounds, providing emotional and practical support.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Individuals - £45 per 50 minute session
Couples - £55 per 50 minute session
Some feedback from my clients:
"Gill is a fantastic counsellor with whom I have had regular appointments over a period of nine months. She is calm, perceptive and caring. Gill guided me through a really tough time by allowing me to talk freely, and giving me space to explore thoughts and ideas about my situation. Her patience and kind manner enabled me to be really honest and open about very personal worries and feelings. Counselling is an amazing way to talk through problems without the fear of it impacting on those who may be involved and/or those you are close to. I have had counselling a few times before and Gill is without a doubt the best counsellor I've ever had."
"Gill helped me enormously in working things out for myself and understanding the reasons for me feeling, at that time, so very low.
"During the time I came to counselling with Gill I became more aware of myself and how my way of thinking was affecting my behaviour. I came in the middle of a personal crisis where I was struggling with a lot of negative thoughts. I feel that by expressing and saying how I was feeling and thinking I was able to be more conscious of what I really wanted and how I wanted to live my life. I can say that now I feel more calm, confident and happy than when I began, and I can deal better with the situations that trigger some of my negative thoughts and reactions."
"A difficult situation in my life brought me to counselling, which was a scary step, but one I'm very glad I took. My life up until this point had not involved me talking about my feelings. Counselling has made it easier for me to talk about how I feel, and as I have done this I have been able to work through the problems I was having. I now find it a lot easier to share with my friends, meaning that I now truly understand the meaning of good friendships. I have learned a lot about myself and other people, which has been very helpful in my all relationships in my life. Counselling has helped to bring me through an experience, when at points I thought I wasn't going to come out of the other side."
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays and Tuesdays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|