Gail Turner - MBACP PGDip Counselling
Hello, I’m Gail. I’m a qualified and experienced Counsellor. I have over 30 years working in a variety of caring professions, including working with animals in a variety of settings and foster care. This has led me to have a special interest in working with older adults; individuals who have experienced adverse childhood experiences or childhood trauma, including emotional, physical and sexual abuse and people affected by pet loss and bereavement.
Alongside private practice I have experience of working in a variety of settings including the voluntary sector and educational settings. I've supported clients who have experienced a wide variety of issues including: stress, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, bereavement, pet loss, low mood, relationship problems, life changes and transitions, grief, and the impact of adverse childhood experiences.
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become." Carl Jung
About the counselling
As a counsellor, I believe the quality of the relationship between us is an important aspect for the counselling process to be therapeutic for you. I am open, honest, genuine and down to earth and will offer you a trusting, relaxed, safe and supportive space to explore your concerns in a respectful, caring and accepting way.
Collaboratively we will work together, to explore your concerns as I aim to understand your challenges as you experience them. You are the expert in your life, and I believe the answers are within you. When you are ready, we will move on together to find your most appropriate and meaningful way forward, bringing about the balance or changes that you are looking for and helping you develop your personal growth. I work flexibly and creatively, drawing upon aspects from various therapeutic approaches to suit your preferences.
Each session is 1 hour, I can offer morning, afternoon or evening appointments, Monday to Thursday. We can work together on a short-term or long-term basis. In our first session, we will explore your expectations and goals for counselling. And progress will be reviewed every 4-6 weeks, to check if we are working towards your desired goal in a way that you are comfortable with, and at a pace that suits you.
Walk and Talk
Alongside offering counselling in the traditional indoor setting I offer a walk and talk service at mutually agreed locations. Your plan is flexible and can include a mix of indoor and outdoor sessions depending upon your preferences.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA Social Sciences (Open University)
- Post-Graduate Certificate Counselling Skills (University of Abertay)
- Post-Graduate Diploma Counselling (University of Abertay)
- Mindfulness Teaching Level 1 (Mindfulness Association)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
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£35 per session
On street and free parking available
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and Evening appointments available
Types of client