Ophra Gilead Senior Accrd. Member BACP, MSc, DIT, SAMBICA, PGD/DIT Supervisor,
I have over 25 years experience in counselling and psychotherapy within the NHS and private settings. I have worked with a wide range of emotional difficulties.
I offer a non judgmental environment in which to think about your difficulties and together with you try to find better ways to manage them.
You may wish to contact me if you experience difficulties such as with:
Relationships, depression and anxiety, bereavement and loss, anger, family, difficult childhood experiences, gender identity, infertility, cultural and significant life changes such as in the family structure or moving to a new country.
My approach is broadly psychodynamic offered to individuals aged 16 and over from a variety of social and cultural backgrounds. I work with individuals, couples and family members.
I have experience in training and facilitating groups. I am a qualified and experienced clinical supervisor. My experience covers settings such as the voluntary, educational, public and private health.
I am also a senior accredited member of the BACP and the British Infertility Counselling Association and am a trained couples therapist and an accredited Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) therapist and supervisor (Anna Freud/Tavisotck).
Training, qualifications & experience
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy -
Senior Accredited member.
MSc - Occupational Psychology.
PGD - Counselling
PGD - Clinical supervision.
British Infertility Counselling Association - Senior Accredited member.
Relate Certificate - Couple counselling and therapy.
Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) - Anna Freud & The Tavistock
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Infertility: fertility loss, IVF, sperm/egg donation, loss of pregnency, surogacy, multi birth and same sex parenting, adoption.
Interpersonal Dynamic Therapy (DIT) therapist and supervisor.
Telephone / online counselling may be offered to people who are unable to attend sessions outside their homes or live abroad.
sessions are £70 individuals (50 minutes) £90 couples (60 minutes).
Some availability of reduced fees depending on circumstances.
BUPA Aviva AXA registered therapist.
What is Counselling and psychotherapy?
Counselling and psychotherapy are processes that help people examine the issues that have led them to seek help. The therapist’s job is to listen to you and encourage you to talk about what is troubling you. The aim is to help you understand your problems, explore options and assist you in reaching your own decisions about how to handle your concerns – it is not to provide the answers or tell you what to do. Therapy may be a difficult process and you may feel that you need to have a few sessions before you experience any progress. However many people find it ultimately very beneficial and find that they have explored aspects of themselves that have previously gone unchallenged.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
weekdays and some evenings. (Not on weekends).
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a PGD qualified and experienced supervisor.