Gilly Dowthwaite-Wells BA (Hons) BACP, Accred Adults, Couples, Youth

Gilly Dowthwaite-Wells BA (Hons) BACP, Accred Adults, Couples, Youth

11 Clamp Green
Colden Common
SO21 1UA

The Friarsgate GP Surgery
Stockbridge Road
SO22 6EL

07881 796864 / 01962 711733

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About me

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

Mindfulness Training

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

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

Cultural problems

Relocation related problems


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.

Further information

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.

CRB checked.

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

Winchester, SO21 1UA
Winchester, SO22 6EL

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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