Gilly Dowthwaite-Wells BA (Hons) BACP, Accred Adults, Couples, Youth
INITIAL CONSULTATION! For individuals, couples, and adolescents, experienced Counsellor, Psychotherapist,Supervisor and Mindfulness Coach, for the NHS, Relate and CAMHS. Based at the Friarsgate GP Surgery and home practice counselling for a range of issues including relationships,low self esteem,abuse, trauma, bereavement,depression, anxiety, intense therapy for addictions,infertility and have many years experience. I offer counselling in a confidential, safe and trusting environment and can offer home visits.
I currently work at the NHS and have many areas of specialism. I can honestly say that you will leave the last session with the genuine feeling that you have achieved what you came for: `to feel better and more able to cope with life in general or a specific issue.'
My counselling training has taken place over many years and is still ongoing as I believe it is important to keep my continued professional development updated. I trained in Humanistic (Person-centred, Existential, Gestalt) and in CBT, Transactional Analysis and extended this further to Children & Adolescents training, and Couples counselling with Relate. I am also a qualified supervisor and coach.
I work in private practice based at Friarsgate Medical Practice and my home practce and my hours are flexible Monday to Friday.
I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) registered, BICA (British Infertility Counselling Association) and HACP (Hampshire Counselling and Psychotherapists)
My counselling experience started when I was supporting people who were suffering from depression, self harm, schizophrenia and other forms of mental health. I then trained with Cruse Bereavement Care, working with them as a counsellor as well as the NHS and Relate.
I am passionate about counselling and have been privileged to work along side many individuals through their emotional journeys and know that counselling really has helped them feel less distressed and given them hope for the future.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered and Accredited Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists)
Registered and Accredited Member of the NCS (The National Counselling Society)
BA (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling from the University of Winchester
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic/Gestalt Counselling from University of Winchester
Advanced Diploma in Child & Adolescents from the Ironmill Institute, Exeter
Foundation Training as Infertility Counsellor with BICA (British Infertility Counselling Association)
Member of the HACP (Hampshire Counselling and Psychotherapists)
Relate Couples Counselling with the Relate Institute, Doncaster
Level 7 Diploma in Supervision, National Counselling Society
ILM Level 7 in Executive Coaching and Mentoring
Advanced Certificate in Executive Coaching Masters - University of Bristol
Certificate in Counselling
Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate
Cruse Bereavement Counselling Training
Together Mental Health Training
The Place2Be Child and Adolescent Counselling Training
Anger Therapy training
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have specialist training and experience with many issues;
Relationship /Couples (Relate)
Donor Conceived Issues
Miscarriage, abortion and loss
Divorce and Seperation
Life style changes
Relocation related problems
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
INITIAL CONSULTATION (50 minutes) - £65.00
£65.00 for individuals Monday to Friday (50 minutes)
£85.00 for couples Monday to Friday (75 minutes)
Supervision £65.00 per hour or £90.00 for 1/1/2 hours
Organisations £65.00 per hour.
How long will I need?
Just as everyone is individual, so our experience and need for therapy will vary. Issues that reveal themselves to be more complex or deeper can sometimes necessitate a more in-depth and possibly longer commitment. Likewise, issues that have a recent history could be addressed over a shorter period of time. Therefore, we can contract to work short or long term. Intense therapy may be suggested for clients in immediate crisis such as high suicidal risk.
Winchester Counselling Service can be found in Friarsgate Medical Practice (above Waitrose) which has easy access to M3 and M27.
There is free parking in Waitrose Car Park for 2 hours.
There is wheelchair access.
Winchester Counselling Service is a registered company - No 2287603.
Public Liability Insurance with Towergate.
All counselling sessions follow the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists policies and procedures. This includes ethics, legislation, code of conduct and complaints procedure.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Supervision offered in a safe, trusting, collaborative and supportive environment where supervises can explore client issues, develop safe and boundaried practice.