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, evenings or Sundays
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
I charge £35 per hour for counselling
I charge £40 per hour for couples counselling
I charge £40 per hour for supervision
I can offer reduced rate of £25 per hour for students for counselling and £30 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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Appointments available day time evenings and weekends
Supervision & training
I can offer supervision to Humanistic Counsellors that includes Person Centered, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Psychodynamic Counselling in a comfortable quite residential setting with plenty of free parking near by. .View supervision profile