Fauna Gill PG Dip, BSc Psych, MBACP (Accred) Counsellor and Supervisor
What do I offer?
I am currently providing safe counselling using Zoom, Skype, video or the phone, but usually I also work from a local counselling room for face-to-face sessions. I enjoy working with people from the age of 16 and over, and am experienced in a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, work stress and other workplace difficulties, relationship/family problems, bereavement and loss, and unresolved childhood issues. I provide long and short-term counselling depending on your needs.
I have over 25 years of experience working with individuals both in the UK and Asia, in the charity/voluntary sector, higher education, large and small organisations including a Police Federation, and privately. For 11 years I directed and managed two large local counselling organisations and for 8 years was a senior staff and student counsellor at a local university. I recently retired from full-time employment to focus on private practice.
I believe the therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor is key to the work and can often be transformative. I offer an initial phone consultation so we can get a feel for each other and decide whether we can work together effectively to form a supportive, respectful and non-judgmental relationship. We would then set up a first session. Sessions last for 50 minutes and usually, but not always, take place once a week. Through the counselling process, I will listen to you and help you to explore the thoughts, feelings and experiences that are troubling you with an aim to helping you resolve your problems or, where things cannot be fully resolved, to help you manage your difficulties in a more effective and way. I will help you develop self-awareness and self-esteem to enable you to move forward in your life in a more positive and productive way.
For further information, an initial consultation or to make an appointment please email me, phone me on 07871091363 or visit my website www.skypotherapy.co.uk. I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully to working with you!
Training, qualifications & experience
My counselling journey
This began back in 1993 when I trained as a person-centred counsellor. This was later followed by an advanced diploma in self psychology and then a PG Dip in psychodynamic counselling at Leicester University. I incorporate these and other modalities and techniques into my work depending on what best suits each client as we are all very different.
My wide-range of counselling experience has been gained over many years in both the UK and Asia in a variety of different settings. For the past 8 years I was the Director of a large, generic, local counselling centre that supported the local community. Prior to this, I managed another local organisation that specialised in counselling for women who had been sexually abused in childhood. I am passionate about supporting mental health in the community and fiercely believe that everyone should get the help they need.
I undertake regular continued professional development and ongoing supervision of my practice, both of which help inform and support the way I work.
I also work as a supervisor to individual or small groups of qualified and trainee counsellors (including those on placement). I have several years of experience working with supervisees in the private, educational, organisational, and the charity/voluntary sector.
PG Dip Psychodynamic Counselling, PG Certificate Supervision, BSc (hons) Psychology
Accredited and registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 per counselling session (some concessions available)
£50 per hour of supervision
Concessions offered for
Whilst currently providing online counselling, I usually work face-to-face in counselling rooms near Victoria Park, or from home, where there is plenty of free parking. Both venues are on or close to the London Road on a regular bus route in and out of the city centre using the 31, 31A or 31E bus.