Abby Gilfillian- BSc HONS: Adv Dip: PG Dip: MBACP
Whatever your reason for considering counselling at this time of your life, the process of beginning can be daunting. I am Abby, a fully qualified counsellor and psychosexual therapist with several years of experience working with individuals and couples in a range of settings.
As your therapist, together we will work on
- Exploring and building emotional resilience
- Developing long term tools to manage conflict
- Over-coming difficulties
- Re-establishing goals to enable you to live the life you choose
I provide a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore and perhaps understand the cause of your discomfort and discover options or new experiencing feelings that are more manageable. As an Integrative counsellor I tailor the therapeutic environment to meet your needs and help you achieve your goals.
I have developed my practice working in a number of settings. Through working for charities, specifically dealing with trauma and mental health as well as within the NHS and private practise I have successfully supported clients in taking steps to achieve their goals, over-come internal obstacles and live the life they desire. I specialise in working with-
- Depression and Anxiety
- Anger and Aggression
- Self Esteem and Confidence
- Sexual Difficulties
- Relationship Difficulties
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications
Post Graduate Diploma Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy
Certificate in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling
Certificate in Integrative Humanistic Counselling
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sexual Difficulties including
- Anorgasmia (inability to orgasm)
- Delayed Ejaculation
- Dyspareunia (pain during sex)
- Erectile Dysfunction (inability to gain or maintain a satisfactory erection)
- Low Desire
- Premature Ejaculation
- Vaginismus (tightening of the vaginal walls which prevents penetration)
The initial consultation fee is fixed at £60 for individuals and £90 for couples.
Fees thereafter are charged on a sliding scale (dependant on circumstances) and range from:
£45 to £80 for Individuals
£65 to £90 for couples
(Some concessionary fees are available, please contact me for further information)
The Initial consultation is an opportunity for you explore what you would like from therapy and if you feel comfortable working with me, we will agree an initial number of sessions to start with and take it from there. Sessions last for 50 minutes and are usually at the same time every week.
Please contact me either by phone - 07515658903 or via email email@example.com with any questions or enquires.
As a member of the British Association for Counsellor and Psychotherapists I adhere to the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy; this means I maintain confidentiality and keep your emotional well-being at the forefront of my practice.