Gail Turner MBACP; MSc Counselling
Hello, I’m Gail, I’m a qualified and experienced Pluralistic Counsellor.
Pluralistic counselling draws from a variety of therapeutic approaches. This provides choice and flexibility which enables you to shape your own course of therapy to meet your own needs and preferences. This means you lead the way, guiding the therapy process in your chosen direction at a pace that suits you.
Whether it is past or present events that are worrying or distressing you, your story will be heard. My aim is to understand your experiences and how they impact on you, from your perspective. I am sincere, respectful and accepting and committed to supporting people as they make sense of their circumstances. I offer a welcoming, trusting and tranquil space where your thoughts and feelings can be unravelled and explored in confidence.
The initial meeting offers an opportunity to explore what you hope to gain from counselling and decide if you would like to continue. You may choose to come for a few sessions or you may decide several sessions over a longer term would be most helpful. If you choose to continue, there will be regular opportunities for reflecting on how helpful you are finding therapy, and to explore any changes you feel would be beneficial in bringing about the balance or changes that you are looking for. Each session will be 60 minutes. Morning, afternoon or evening appointments are available.
Change is possible.
I have supported people of all ages who have been experiencing: stress, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, bereavement and grief, pet loss, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, low mood, depression, life changes and transitions and relationship issues including, attachment issues, parenting challenges and separation and divorce. I have a special interest in working with individuals who have experienced adverse childhood experiences or childhood trauma, including neglect, emotional, physical and sexual abuse.
Alongside offering counselling in the traditional indoor setting I also offer counselling outdoors and walk and talk. Your course of therapy is always flexible and can include a mix of indoor and outdoor sessions depending upon your preferences.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc in Counselling (University of Abertay)
- Post-Graduate Diploma Counselling (University of Abertay)
- Post-Graduate Certificate Counselling Skills (University of Abertay)
- BA Social Sciences (UHI Perth)
- Certificate in Counselling Children (CPCAB)
- Mindfulness Teacher Level 2 (Mindfulness Association)
Continued professional development
- ASIST (Applied suicide intervention skills training)
- Treating generalised anxiety and panic disorders
- Child sexual abuse (PODS)
- Dissociation and DID (PODS)
Alongside private practice I have experience of working in a variety of settings including the voluntary sector; with carers; people who have experienced pet loss; and adults who have experienced childhood sexual abuse; in educational settings: primary school and university.
Prior to training as a counsellor I worked in caring professions for over 30 years and have experience with older adults, fostering and adoption and the veterinary profession.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
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£35 per session
On street and free parking available
Forfar - 7 miles
Alyth - 9 miles
Blairgowrie - 13 miles
Coupar Angus - 13 miles
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and Evening appointments available
Types of client