About me

Hello! I'm Carolyn Gillan, a BACP accredited counsellor and NCH accredited clinical hypnotherapist working in Plymouth. My goal is to help you to resolve your difficulties or problems as quickly as possible so that you can get on with enjoying your life to the full.

I've been helping people since 2007 to overcome anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, OCD, stress and many other problems. During that time I've worked with hundreds of people from all walks of life.

I'm an accredited member of the BACP and NCH, and a member of AfSFH and CNHC. I adhere to their professional standards and ethics. I'm committed to my continuing professional development and I have regular, professional supervision.

I trained as an integrative counsellor so I use insights and techniques from different counselling therapies in a structured way. This allows me to offer you counselling to suit you, rather than you having to fit with one particular therapy or technique.

As a clinical hypnotherapist, all my counselling clients also have the added advantage of receiving a FREE Relaxation self-hypnosis download. This can be used at bedtime to help increase relaxation and improve the quality of your sleep.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold the following qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) Professional Development in Mental Health
  • Level 6 Foundation Course in Solution Focused Therapy
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling BACP Accredited
  • Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma
  • Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
  • Transactional Analysis 101
  • MBTI Step 1 Practitioner
  • Certificate of Competence in Occupational Testing (Level A)
  • Certificate of Competence in Occupational Testing (Level B)
  • Certificate in Counselling

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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£60.00 per session

Additional information

£60 per session. Each session lasts 50 minutes to one hour. I ask that all sessions are paid for in advance using direct bank transfer or by credit/debit card.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Appointments are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10.00am and 5.00pm (with the last appointment at 4.00pm).

Further information

Free Car Parking

There is ample free on-road parking available.

Travelling By Bus

If you are travelling by bus, Target Travel Service 19 provides a direct link once an hour from Plymouth City Centre.

City Bus Services 21 and 22 run a more regular service from the City Centre to Plympton. The nearest bus stop is approximately a 10 minute walk away.

Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms



In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am offering supervision at a generously discounted rate until May 2022 whilst I complete a Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Supervision.

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Carolyn Gillan

Carolyn Gillan