Gill Sweeting MBACP (Accred)
Looking for a counsellor in the High Peak area? Or a psychotherapist? A couples therapist, maybe? Or a supervisor? Then you have come to the right place. I have an established practice at my home in Buxton, where I have helped many grateful clients with complex issues and challenges.
I am a caring and experienced professional who uses approaches that are best suited to your personality and particular needs. I will work with you so that you can safely explore your issues in a comfortable and confidential environment. I will listen to you, understand you, and be there for you while you develop your own solutions. For more deep-seated issues, I will help you to discover the source of your problems, and support you through the choices and changes that you can make to heal old hurts and live a more fulfilled life.
I offer counselling/psychotherapy for many issues, including sexual ones, and clinical supervision to other counsellors and psychotherapists.
Training, qualifications & experience
Honours degree in psychology from University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Diploma in integrative psychotherapeutic practice from Elan Training.
Professional Graduate Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector from the University of Derby.
Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision from York St John University.
Diploma in Integrative Psychosexual Therapy from the Centre for Psychosexual Health (and now part of the teaching faculty for this course).
BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist.
UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist.
Established private practice in Buxton.
Previous experience includes:
Lecturer in Counselling at University of Derby.
Lead Counsellor at Blythe House Hospice in Derbyshire.
Counsellor at St. Luke's Hospice in Sheffield, North Derbyshire Alcohol Advice Service and Women's Aid.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
In addition to many years of experience working with a wide range of issues, I have recently trained in psychosexual therapy (also known as sex therapy). This means I am knowledgeable, able and comfortable to work with your issues to do with sex and also with the effects of other issues (such as childhood abuse, cancer treatment, relationship, self-esteem, suppressed sexual identity) on your sex life.
Other areas of experience include working with:
- Coping with the effects of cancer (and treatment) and other life threatening illness: patient and family.
- Life transitions, e.g. becoming a parent, relocation, divorce, separation, redundancy, retirement.
- Unbearable loss, e.g. complicated bereavement from suicide, loss of a child, anticipatory grief.
- Destructive behaviour patterns, e.g. sexual compulsivity, anger issues, alcohol issues.
- Lack of purpose in life, e.g. exploring meaning, reviewing career choices.
- Losing touch with a sense of self, exploring identity - don't know who you are any more?
- Unexplained physical ailments - "it's all in the mind" - what does that mean?
I charge £40 for a 1 hour session. This is recommended for individuals.
I charge £50 for a 1.5 hour session. This is recommended for couples and supervisees.
Volunteer counsellors who are not reimbursed for their supervision costs are offered a discount for supervision.
I have personal experience of clinical depression, which I have put behind me since I had psychotherapy, and I enjoy helping others to put this terrible experience behind them.
Whether I am working with you individually or as a couple, you can be assured that I will not judge or criticise you and I will respect your culture and background. I will also help you to take a creative approach to overcoming your difficulties. You might be married, in a civil partnership, or neither of these. You might be straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual or questioning your sexual identity. You might be young, middle-aged or older. You might be male, female or questioning your gender identity. You might be cisgender, transgender or genderqueer. Whoever you are and whatever the issues you bring, psychotherapy with me will provide a safe and supportive environment in which to make the decisions and changes you need to feel better about your life and the way you live it.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday. Earliest appointment 9am; latest 7.30pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am qualified to teach and to supervise counsellors, both individually and in groups.View supervision profile