Hello, my name is Gail and I work from my home in Peterborough. As well as experienced in counselling people with Anxiety, Depression and grief I am also an Autism Specialist Counsellor. Sometimes in our lives stress and anxiety become overwhelming. Things from our past catch up, stresses of day to day work, school, home and family take over. This is where counselling can help. Those intense feelings of anxiety take over your day to day life, stopping us from living the life we want, unable to socialise, work or go shopping. It may be that your relationships are breaking down around you and as a couple or family you don't know how to move forward. With this comes stress, anxiety, anger or frustration and communication with others becomes strained. Coming to see a counsellor helps you to understand where these feelings have come from and how to manage them. Through couples counselling you can re-discover each other and start to communicate again in a safe place where no blame is laid.
Working from a person centred base I integrate other theories to enable me to tailor the sessions to your needs. I work with you and help you explore how past experiences and relationships are affecting you today or help you look at today's problems. Working together we can find you a way forward to help you feel you again. So if it is the past or present that is affecting you please give me a call to have a no obligation, confidential chat to see how I may help.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 5 Diploma in Theraputic Counselling - including Loss & Grief and Abuse.
Cruse Awareness in Bereavement - including Sudden and Traumatic death.
Working with Childhood Sexual Abuse
Suicide and Self Harm
Methods for Unpacking Trauma
Using Creative Techniques in Therapy
Pain Free CBT
Sudden and Traumatic Death
Past Trauma and the Unconscious Mind
I have many years experience working with families and individuals living with Autism and I am a counsellor for Action for Aspergers.
I have also several years experience working with the Samaritans, Cruse, an HMP and an emergency housing shelter for the vulnerable.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer short term focused and long term therapeutic counselling.
Sessions are for 50 minutes and cost £50 for individuals and £60 for couples. I also provide reduced rates for trainee counsellors on request. Please contact me for further details.
Home visits incur a travel charge depending on distance. Please contact me regarding details.
Subsequent sessions will be weekly or fortnightly depending on your needs.
Payment can be made in cash or through bank transfer.
7am - 6pm Monday to Friday, with some evening availability.