Dot Gillespie

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Registered MBACP
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Egremont, Cumbria, CA22 2JE
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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 Counsellor 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 dissatisfaction 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.

Member organisations

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
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Anger Management


£45.00 per session

Additional information

I charge £45 per hour for counselling

I charge £55 per hour for couples counselling

I charge £55 per hour for supervision

I can offer reduced rate of £35 per hour for higher education students for counselling and £40 per hour for trainee counselling students supervision.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Appointments available day time evenings

Further information

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.

20 The Larches, Orgill, Egremont, Cumbria, CA22 2JE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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In person

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.

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