Gina Sweeting UKRCP, MBACP, M.Sc, B.Sc
I am a humanistic counsellor with over fifteen years experience offering a confidential and professional relationship to help people resolve issues and achieve their counselling goals. This may mean overcoming depression or anxiety, improving relationships, building self esteem, bereavement and/or getting more out of life. I work with individuals, couples and groups.
Usually a crisis or life changing event brings someone to counselling. This can be bereavement, having a baby, separation, divorce, redundancy, relationship difficulties, abuse or memory trigger for childhood abuse or transitions. It is often at these painful and difficult times that people address issues that they have managed or coped with most of their lives. Although no one wants to experience pain and loss it can mean, with the right support, that they are able to get more out of life and relationships.
The changes that people make through counselling with me is primarily from the relationship that we build together creating a safe and confidential space. My training in both individual counselling and couples counselling along with experience of working sucessfully with many people who have courageously brought their vulnerability form the foundation of the counselling I provide.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Couples Counselling using the Arts 2013
Certificate in Couples Counselling 2008
BACP Accreditation 2003
Certificate in Supervision 2001
Advanced Diploma in Counselling 1999
M.Sc in Sociology 1994
B.Sc in Psychology 1987
I am an Integrative Humanistic Counsellor having trained in a number of approaches to enable working with the strengths and style of the client. I have worked both in the NHS and in the private sector undertaking both long and short term work.
I am a mother, step-mother, partner and sister.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
£50 Individuals, £70 Couples. Concessions available where appropriate
I abide by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Code of Ethics. I have regular supervision and undertake my own personal therapy.
The majority of my learning comes from my clients who take a risk to open up with often very painful memories, feelings and thoughts to realise they can transform their deepest fears and hurt into learning and appreciate themselves as resourceful and valuable human beings.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and evening
Types of client
Supervision & training
As an experienced Integrative Counsellor I offer supervision for individuals and groups to therapists across modalities.View supervision profile