Avtar Gill

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Heston, Middlesex, TW5
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Psychological coaching for men.

My personal transformative journey when I finally admitted I needed help.  False pride had held me back, but humility set me free, when I reached out.  I underwent 6 months intensive rehabilitation for my alcohol and drug addiction and am now over 27 years clean and sober and consider my main strength working with a deep passion and belief.

Since completing rehab, I have worked as a counsellor, assessor, group facilitator, trainer and manager serving those with addictions, mental health and forensic psychiatry. 

You may be aware that changing unwanted behaviours can be difficult at the best of times, but not impossible.  And although, only you alone can do it, you can't do it alone.  And that's where I step in.

Working primarily from the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) stance along with Transactional Analysis (TA), my own life experience, particularly around recovery, gives me a unique perspective and a greater empathy with my clients.  Coming from a non-judgemental approach, I give encouragement, but also challenge clients along the way for developmental change and personal growth.  

Remember.  Only you alone can do it.  But you can't do it alone...

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a diploma in therapeutic counselling and a post-grad certificate in addiction counselling.

I have over 20 years' experience of seeing individual clients and facilitating groups with a local drug and alcohol counselling agency and have trained many new staff and volunteer counsellors.

On a personal note, after 15 years of active addiction I decided I had enough and sought help.

This came in the form of an intensive six-month rehab that I found extremely challenging and at times I wanted to leave. However, at these times of fear and doubt I dug deep and found resilience and strength that I thought I never had.

I'm now over 27 years clean and sober and consider my main strength as working with a deep passion and belief in delivering my service as an addictions counsellor, group facilitator and trainer.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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.

Fees

£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

When I work

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I offer evening and weekend appointments.

Further information

There is ample free parking nearby.

Heston, Middlesex, TW5

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults (25-64)

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom