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MBACP Accred, UKRCP Registered, BUPA Registered

About me

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 on Zoom.

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Transitions and managing change
  • Young peoples' issues
  • Self-harm
  • Cultural
  • Identity issues
  • Student Counselling

Fees

Additional information

£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.

When I work

Due to the current pandemic online and phone sessions are offered throughout the week Monday to Friday by mutual arrangement.

Further information

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: gill@hear2help.net.

Both online and telephone Supervision also offered for trainee and experienced counsellors.

Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Additional languages

None

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am an experienced psychodynamic supervisor and offer one to one psychodynamic and group supervision for counsellors in training and experienced counsellors.

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