I can offer you a safe and confidential space at a room in a central location. I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy for adults, working short and long-term. My approach is holistic, flexible and led by your needs. Please see my website www.gabrielleeastoncounselling.com for the areas in which I work, some of which include, work/life balance, stress and anxiety, childlessness and spirituality.
I am a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Degree In Counselling (New Bucks University)
DipHe Humanistic with Gestalt Counselling (Winchester University)
DipHE Transactional Analysis (Year 1)
Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate
Awareness in Bereavement Care – CRUSE Bereavement Care (since 2009)
Level 2 and 3 Counselling – ABC
Many other elements covered via Continuing Professional Development
Counselling and Coaching on an Employee Assistance Programme
7 years working with adults with a learning disability, Autism, Aspergers' and Mental Health/ Physical health issues.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Trauma and Traumatic Grief
Self harm and Self care
Pain Management/ living with pain
Image and Identity
It is important that you find someone who you feel you can work with and that we feel we can work together, therefore I offer an initial session of up to 1 hour at a cost of £45.00 so that we can explore this together.
I offer face to face counselling and telephone counselling.
All follow on sessions will be £45.00 for 50 minutes. I offer long and short term counselling dependant on your needs.
It is possible to purchase several sessions together at a somewhat reduced rate.
A reduced fee can be negotiated for a few places where low income is an issue.
A reduced rate for students is offered at £35.00.
If a session needs to be cancelled I ask for 48 hours’ notice whereupon we can discuss a replacement session. Outside of this the missed session will need to be paid for.
I offer Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy and work in an integrative way. This means that, although I was trained using a Gestalt Model of Counselling, I am not fixed in my style of working and my work is informed by more than one theory. Despite my extensive training I do not place myself as the expert in terms of you as an individual. I see our relationship as co-created where we work together to be where you want to be.
Over the years, one thing I have experienced personally and in my work with others is that the most neglected aspect of our lives is often ourselves. We spend so much time looking outside and ignoring the fact that we are not bottomless pits. We need resourcing, replenishment and sometimes repair. The words I hear most when asking people what they do for self-care are, “well I used to…..!”
I am passionate about my work and about supporting people to fulfill their potential and find meaning and balance in their lives such as they are today, whilst respecting what has gone before.