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MBACP, FdSc, Dip.Hyp-Psych, GQHP

About me

Hello, I’m Gail and I am a fully qualified and insured integrative counsellor and hypno-psychotherapist.

I have had my own practice for the last 5 years and offer safe, secure and flexible support. I currently work for the NHS and have previously worked in the private sector, supporting staff in a variety of sectors (including prisons, retail and the NHS) and for a local Police Force.

I offer integrative counselling. This allows me to help people using person centred therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy and psycho-dynamic therapy.

I offer couples counselling. This allows both partners to have a safe and secure place to discuss any issues they feel are affecting their relationship.

I have trained in hypno-psychotherapy which allows me to use hypnosis to help to help relax people and then use psychotherapy to work with the issues a person may bring.

I am able to deal with a wide range of issues including stress management, loss, anxiety, depression, as well as many others.

I have completed training in infancy & pregnancy loss & I am able to help those who have suffered this loss. This support is open to other family members who are also struggling with the loss of young relative.

All support that I offer is private & confidential. All counselling or hypnotherapy takes place in a comfortable environment to help my clients work through the things they wish to address.

I offer online video calls, email or instant message counselling. All online work is completed in the privacy of your own home in a place to suit you.

I have experience of working with people within the emergency services and am happy to offer a discount upon being shown ID.

Please note, if you send an enquiry through via email, my replies may go into your junk folder. Please check your junk folder for a response. If a phone number is provided, I will send a text to inform you that I have replied.

Training, qualifications & experience

FdSc in Counselling.

Level 2 Certificate in counselling.

Diploma in Hypnotherapy and psychotherapy

Level 3 Certificate in Online Counselling

Experience of working in an EAP setting.

CISD trained.

Experience of infant and baby loss with CPD completed in this field.

Diploma in Gastric Band Hypnosis.

Couples Counselling

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Hypnotherapy for weight loss/management, smoking, healthy eating, phobias, relaxation, confidence building.

Gastric band Hypnosis - Full package detail available on request. Currently on offer for face to face sessions only.

The following services will be added shortly:

Hypnobirthing,

Smoking cessation

Fees

From £30.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

Initial face to face consultation £20 for an hour.

Counselling from £35 per hour.

Online counselling from £30 per hour.

Couples Counselling £70 per hour.

Hypnotherapy £60 for an hour or £75 for 1 Hour 30 minutes.

I do offer concessions/discounts. Please contact me to discuss these.

When I work

**CURRENTLY FULLY BOOKED FOR IN PERSON. LIMITED SPACE FOR ONLINE/TELEPHONE SESSIONS*

Evening, daytime and weekends, 

Sutton House Group, 27 Wilson Patten Street, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 1PG

118 Peel House Lane, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 6TQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

One location is on the ground floor but is not wheelchair accessable. One location does have a stair lift if needed. I offer online counselling so you can access support from the comfort of your own home.

Online platforms

Zoom

Social