Gail Eglin Couple & Family Therapist & Supervisor at www.wedocounselling.co.uk
Thank you for taking time to look at my profile :).
Here are the 3 areas in which I work, and can offer help to you;
- I specialise in Relationship Counselling; which means that I have expertise (MSc. Couple, Family & Systemic Psychotherapy) and experience in working with individuals, couples, young people and families experiencing relationship problems (NHS, Relate, Schools, Charitable Sector). Check out more details on my website www.wedocounselling.co.uk
- I also provide Supervision with a systemic, couple and family focus
- I provide consultation and supervision to teams to promote greater cohesion and resilience; including in my work in the NHS.
- I work with other therapists who have skills that complement my own to offer joint workshops e.g. Mindfulness & Art
I would be very happy to discuss more about what I offer and how I can help if you contact me with your questions and thoughts. I offer a free initial telephone consultation to see if the sort of therapy, that I offer, offers a good fit with your struggles. I offer a reduced rate for our first meeting too, so that you can decide if we will work well together. I am also happy to discuss concessions in situations where there's financial strain.
Please note that if you are making an enquiry to me via e-mail, I would advise that you keep the enquiry information to a minimum - to best protect your sensitive information. We can discuss why you are looking for help when we speak by phone :)
So here's a little about my experience;
I have worked therapeutically with individuals, couples, families and young people since 2004, in a variety of settings, including inpatient and outpatient services in the NHS and private sector.
People have come to me for help with a variety of issues. Some examples are grief, loss, anxiety, depression, (un)employment pressures, affairs, and sexuality. I have worked with families in which a child has a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, and where parents and grandparents have experienced the loss of a child. I have a good understanding of and have worked with, a range of learning disabilities.
I have worked with people who have eating disorders, in the health sector since 2010, and currently work with young people and their families who have diagnoses of anorexia and bulimia in the NHS. I also provide systemic supervision and consultation in this role, to individuals and teams of professionals, who are trained in different specialisms.
I am a fully qualified Systemic, Family and Couples Psychotherapist, registered with UKCP (United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy) and am a member of AFT (Association of Family Therapy).
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Systemic & Family Psychotherapy
Post Grad Diploma in Relationship Counselling
Graduate Cert Couples Counselling
Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision
Post Grad Cert Education
BSc Hons Psychology
BA Hons Fine Art
Narrative Therapy, Multi Family Therapy, National Eating Disorders training, CBT, Solution Focussed therapy, bereavement, grief, loss (palliative care).
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
First assessment/session @ reduced fee £55.00 for individuals, couples and family appointments)
Individuals (Individual therapy with relationship focus £60.00/Supervision £60.00)
Concessions for all therapies and student supervisees.
Groups/teams tailor made package. Fee on application.
Couples and families often come for fortnightly, rather than weekly, appointments. This gives time, between appointments, for you to work on the ideas that we come up with in our therapy. Meeting fortnightly can also help to spread the financial investment that you are taking in your relationships, and for you to see if there's real change taking place and we are working towards the goals that you want to achieve.
A bit about systemic ways of working....
Systemic and Family Therapists undergo 4 years of intensive training, after qualifying in their core profession. We are trained to work with a variety of issues - some of these can easily be seen as shared between people, such as couple wanting therapy to decide if they should stay together, or how to manage intimacy struggles or unfulfilled hopes and dreams. I often see individuals on their own, who want to think about unhelpful past relationship patterns and how to go about making more fulfilling patterns in their next relationship.
Equally family arguments (between siblings, grandparents, parents, in-laws) can lead to a lot of distress. Discussing these things safely, either alone or together, is something that a Family Therapist has the skill set to help with! Equally, working with a family can be really useful when one person in that family has been given a diagnosis, such as depression, or anxiety, or dementia. This is because we understand that these struggles can effect everyone in families.
So we can see people individually, or together, or a mixture of the two. This sort of therapy can be helpful for families that want to build closer, happier relationships and manage change, loss and separation by supporting one another better. You can be helped towards identifying your strengths and work towards positive change.
Please do not hesitate to contact me, should you have any further questions or curiosities.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
The rooms in Chester have a very small threshold - but are ground level. The Heswall rooms have three steps which makes wheelchair access problematic. We can discuss this further when you call.
Thursday evenings & Friday mornings (Heswall) Friday afternoons/early evening (Chester) Saturdays - initial appointments possible on request
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I have experience of supervising practitioners training in Systemic and Family practice from Foundation level to final years of their training.