Hello, my name's Gabby and I am a BACP registered humanistic counsellor. To me this means each of us need to be seen as individuals and within the context of our own environment. How we experience things on a personal level is what is important in our work together. Therefore my goal is to see the world through your eyes.
Having previously worked in very pressurised and fast paced environments, I have been able to hugely benefit from talking with counsellors and as part of my own training have experienced many years of talking therapies.
I know on a personal level how hard it is to pluck up the courage and contact someone to speak about your struggles, and the pain and confusion that life can bring. That's why I believe that you must feel comfortable, safe and in a trusted environment when talking about your problems. Therefore I always recommend an initial appointment to see how you feel when we're together and with the way I work. Then we can discuss how we may move forward together and if this feels right for you. I aim to provide an environment where we can meet each other as two human beings, and talk openly and honestly about our work together.
Awareness of what we are experiencing and what our individual needs are can help with changes, as well as understanding how we have the ability, freedom and choice to make those changes. Through conversation and meaningful interactions we can work collaboratively to explore different ways of coping, begin to make life happier and to encourage growth.
I have experience in supporting people with relationship struggles, trauma, anxiety and phobias, depression, shame, chronic illness/pain, eating disorders, bereavement, neglect, abuse, and life changes such as divorce, unemployment, diagnoses and having children.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma Psychotherapeutic Counselling (2019)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (2014)
BA (Hons) 2005
I have worked as a trainee counsellor within the NHS, for a charity and within a higher education setting.
I am a Registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Some offer spaces for concessions
Concessionary spaces negotiable
I offer some early morning sessions