Dot Gillespie Registered MBACP
I can offer counselling to adults, couples and young people in a safe, comfortable and confidential environment in a residential area with plenty of free parking. This will give you the opportunity to talk through any issues that may be impacting on your personal or professional life.
If you find it difficult to leave your home, live in a rural area or have any mobility problems I can offer session via Skype.
As a Humanistic Counseller I use a variety of techniques such, as Person Centered Counselling which allows us to work together as 2 equals only dealing with what you are comfortable exploring; this is helpful for general dissatifaction with life, difficulties coming to term with painful past events, relationship difficulties, bereavement or illness.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy which helps you change the way you think and the way you behave it focuses on the "here and now" it is helpful for; anxiety, anger issues, depression, stress and phobias.
Psychodynamic Counselling the aim of which is to help you bring to the surface your true feelings, it is helpful for, dealing with problems from the past.
We will follow a simple 7 stage model which can be done short term (6 sessions) medium term (12-20 sessions) or long term (more than 20 sessions)
I believe that the counselling relationship is built on trust and equality and I am looking forward to hearing from you. I can offer appointments day time or evenings
Training, qualifications & experience
European Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2002
Advanced Diploma in the Management of Change in Human Relations2002
Advanced Certification in Education (Emotional, Social and Behavioural Difficulties 1996
Level 4 Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector 2010
Certificate in Supervision 2011
I have many years experience of working in educational establishments as a School Counsellor and also teach Counselling Courses.
I am happy to work with professionals in a counselling or supervisory role.
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.
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Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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I charge £40 per hour for counselling, £45 if I visit your home
I charge £50 per hour for couples counselling
I charge £45 per hour for supervision
I can offer reduced rate of £30 per hour for students for counselling and £35 per hour for supervision.
I am a registered member of the BACP and an Accredited member of The National Counselling Society.
I am committed to continued personal and professional development.