Ambrose Gillham

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Hambrook BS16
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Do you need help and support sorting yourself out? I offer counselling to adults using the 'Person-Centered' approach. This form of counselling is safe, comfortable and highly effective. I also have considerable understanding of CBT, Mindfulness based therapy and existential therapy.

For counselling to work well you must be at ease with your therapist so I aim to provide a safe and confidential space where we can explore and work through any problems you bring. My job is to help you feel comfortable and safe while you tell me what your concerns are. We also talk through with you what you want from your counselling

The first session is a chance for me to explain how I work and to answer any questions you may have. If you find the first session helpful we can arrange further sessions. I recommend we meet on a weekly basis, at least for the first month. Sometimes one or two session is all you will need. Sometimes longer is helpful. My sessions are client led. The sessions can be booked one at a time. There is no need for you to feel committed to further sessions further ahead than the next week!

I also offer 'single session counselling' ; see my website for more information about this.

Some of the issues I have worked with include

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • relationship issues
  • generalist anxiety disorder
  • stress
  • panic and panic disorders
  • bereavement and grief
  • physical and psychological abuse
  • relationship issues
  • work related issues
  • studying
  • academic difficulties
  • bullying
  • phobias
  • insomnia
  • anger
  • psychosomatic illness
  • weight problems

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor with a Higher Professional Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (with distinction). I regularly attend training courses to update my professional knowledge and skills. I have worked with a wide range of clients and have completed over 650 hours of counselling work.

I am supervised by an experienced BACP registered supervisor.

I have worked for a bereavement agency for several years and also a charity providing counselling for carers. Alongside these I have an established private practice and worked with clients on a wide range of issues.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Study and academic issues

Single session counselling


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My normal fee is £45 per session. I offer concessions.

I accept cash and bank transfer. I do not require to be paid in advance.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I have available times during the day and also some evenings

Further information

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor/ Psychotherapist.

Hambrook, Gloucestershire, BS16

Willow Cottage, Bristol Road, Hambrook, Gloucestershire, BS16 1SB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Ambrose Gillham
Ambrose Gillham