About me

I offer Person Centred counselling, a non-directive approach, which believes, given the right conditions, a person can reach their full potential and become their true self.   I aim to offer a safe, non-judgemental, supportive, and understanding space for you to talk about past or present feelings, emotions, and events.  From our work together, I hope to facilitate your personal growth and self-development thus enabling you to make peace or find resolution of current or past difficulties.

In addition to the above, I also work integratively which means that I have a good understanding and working knowledge of other theories and types of psychologies (such as Transactional Analysis, Attachment Theory, Solution Focused Therapy, and others), which I will bring into our work together, should there be a need or benefit to you.   As well as this, I have a range of resources, strategies, and guides which, where relevant and necessary, I will forward onto you to enhance your understanding and knowledge; this is also known as Psychoeducation.

Throughout my life I have experienced many and various personal trauma’s & difficulties, and as a result, been diagnosed with mental health disorders which led to me to seek support through my own personal counselling, enhancing my understanding and helping me to come to terms with my past and myself.  Having experienced and recognised first-hand the transformative benefits of counselling & psychotherapy, I decided that I wanted to utilise my many traumatic and difficult life experiences, and use them for good.  My thinking being that having gone through so much myself, I would be much better placed to understand and emphasise with what others may also be going through. 

As such I offer support to adults with common mental health conditions, such as, anxiety, stress, depression, low mood, anger management, bereavement, PTSD, amongst many other issues.  

I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I work within the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling professions which means work ethically and responsibly.  I regularly attend a variety of workshops for Continual Professional Development and am constantly seeking knowledge through other means such as reading, podcasts, study papers, television etc , all of which enhance my practice and also to ensure I am up to date with key legislation and practice.

I would be happy to arrange an initial phone call to discuss what your needs and requirements are from counselling. Please be aware that during the counselling process, you may feel worse before you begin to feel better.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Levels 4, 5 & 6)

Counselling Level 3

Introduction to Counselling (Level 2)

STORM (Skills Based Training on Risk Management)

Understanding Disassociation and Trauma

Using Attachment Theory to Inform Work with Young People

Female Genital Mutilation: Recognising and Preventing FGM

Into The Light Training Seminar On Impact Of Child Sexual Abuse On Adult Survivors

Naming and Taming Overwhelm during the Pandemic

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

Initial Telephone consultation - FREE

Face-to-face Counselling Session (50 minutes) £50.00

Online Counselling Session - £50.00

Telephone Counselling Session - £50.00

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Wednesday 2pm - 8pm

Thursday 9am - 8pm

Further information

There is no pressure to commit to a certain number of sessions at any time. You are free to start, and stop therapy, whenever you want.

Healthways
473 Chorley Old Road
Bolton
BL1 6AE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages

N/A

David Gill

David Gill