Gill Abrahams, MBACP Accred, UKRCP Registered, BUPA Registered
I am a BUPA registered, experienced BACP accredited psychodynamic Counsellor and clinical Supervisor, with a private practice based in N20 and Barnet.
Due to the current pandemic, I am offering both online counselling and supervision sessions via Zoom/Skype or by telephone for both short term and long term work, based on individual needs.
Additionally I also offer supervision for Counsellors weekly, fortnightly and monthly.
What is Counselling?
Counselling provides an opportunity to discuss your feelings and issues which may be concerning you and affecting how you live your life, within a safe and supportive environment, thus allowing you to consider making changes and exploring how you feel.
During our lives we often experience times when we feel unable to cope, are feeling unheard and/or stressed. We may not be able to pinpoint why we feel this way, but are aware we would like some help to move on, and identify issues which affect us. We may be aware that there is something wrong, but unsure why. Counselling offers an opportunity to express unspoken feelings and concerns which may be difficult to express, for all manner of reasons. Counselling sessions provide a safe, confidential and supportive space to explore feelings, past issues and how to make changes; and to feel heard without judgment
How I can help
My experience includes working with adults and young people on a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, childhood issues, loss, low self esteem,relationship issues, self-harm, stress, transitions, trauma, and employment/work related issues. I possess over twenty years experience, working with individuals in a variety of settings including working as a G.P. Counsellor, for Boots as a Staff Counsellor and counselling Students at a Further Education College and more recently supervising trainee and experienced Counsellors.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy( BACP), and recognised as an independant counsellor by United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
My qualifications are as follows:
PG Diploma in Counselling ( University of Hertfordshire),
CIPR - Certificate in Critical Incident Processing and Recovery ( ICAS),
Post Qualifying Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (HBCF),
Diploma in Counselling, Combined Certificate in Counselling skills and theory.
Developing Supervision Skills (BAP)
Dynamic Interpersonal therapy (Anna Freud Centre)
My counselling experience is with clients in private practice, a local Primary Care Trust, in a Further Education setting, and as part of an in house Staff Counselling Service for Boots.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Transitions and managing change
- Young peoples' issues
- Identity issues
- Student Counselling
£65 per 50 minute session; some concessions may be available from time to time
Referrals are welcome from individuals, counselling students, and trainee counsellors seeking both individual and group supervision, GP's and Employee Assistance providers.
Due to the current pandemic online and phone sessions are offered throughout the week Monday to Friday by mutual arrangement.
BUPA registered counsellor.
Please call me to arrange an initial assessment, on my mobile 07811 104136. If I am unavailable, please leave a message, and I will return your call as soon as I am able.
Alternatively, please feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both online and telephone Supervision also offered for trainee and experienced counsellors.