Gareth Eglinton-Pacitti

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Olney MK46 & Milton Keynes MK14
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I’m a therapeutic counsellor who works with people looking to improve their emotional well-being, build healthier relationships, make life easier, and move forward from the past. I provide a solution-focused and compassion-based service that is relaxed, safe, and productive.

Sessions are held in Milton Keynes, Olney, by video call, or via phone.  Online session booking and payment options available.

What I Can Help With

  • Anxiety –  Many of us deal with overwhelming feelings of worry and stress that make it difficult to live the life we want. I’ll help you understand anxiety and develop strategies to reduce its impact on your life.
  • Depression – Persistent sadness and the sense of emptiness that comes with feeling low can be isolating. Together we can uncover the roots of your feelings, and find a path forward towards emotional well-being.
  • Trauma – Traumatic experiences can leave lasting scars. I offer a safe space to process difficult emotions, develop coping skills, and help you reclaim a sense of control.
  • Relationship Challenges – Conflicts with loved ones can be difficult. I’ll help you improve communication, understand patterns, and build stronger, healthier connections.
  • GSRD – Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity – I provide affirming support for LGBTQ+ individuals, those exploring ethical non-monogamy, and alternative relationship styles. My approach is inclusive and non-judgmental.

How I Work

I establish an open and secure environment for you to express yourself freely and candidly, while nurturing your vulnerability and motivating you to push your boundaries for personal development. My approach is rooted in active listening, deep understanding, and the systematic use of evidence-based techniques and practical tools to support your growth.

I have a wide set of techniques and theoretical knowledge so that we can find out what works best for you. Everyone is different and therapy should be adaptable to your individual needs and preferences. You can find out more about my therapeutic experience here.

Reaching out for help can be daunting, but it’s a powerful act of self-care. Each person’s story is unique, and I am here to listen with empathy and without any preconceived notions. You don’t have to navigate your struggles alone.

Together, we can work towards understanding your emotions, identifying patterns and developing strategies to make life easier. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked in private practice as well as several community-based settings that provide specialised support for various communities of type or location. Outside of therapy, I have several years of experience in the charity sector, where I ran a mental health organisation for young people. Throughout my therapeutic career, I have worked with individuals from across the world who have faced a broad range of issues.

My qualifications and training cover a wide variety of humanistic therapeutic approaches in addition to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Brief Solution Focused Therapy and coaching skills. 

I have lived experience of being queer and disabled. I love pop culture, music, reading, and American reality TV. 

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

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Fees

£40.00 - £50.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Vitality
  • Health Assured

Additional information

  • Free initial consultation
  • £50 per session
  • £40 for key workers, students, trainee counsellors or people on low/no income

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday, Wednesdays-Saturdays – Online/Telephone

Tuesdays and Saturdays – Face to Face in Olney

Further information

Scheduling, appointment booking and session notes are provided by Kiku. Visit wearekiku.com/privacy-notices for their privacy policy.

Some data storage and online communication are provided via Google Cloud, which is fully ISO 27001 compliant. For more information visit cloud.google.com/security/compliance/iso-27001.

Online sessions are provided via Google Meet, which is secure and accessible on most devices. For full security and privacy information relating to Google Meet, visit support.google.com/a/answer/7582940.

Online payments are powered by Stripe, a certified Level 1 Service Provider – the highest level of certification for payment processors. Stripe complies with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), for more information visit stripe.com/docs/security.

GEP Counselling is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office and any information stored is subject to the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 18) and United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulation (UK-GDPR).

Bodhispace, 18A High Street, Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4BB

18 Linford Forum, Rockingham Drive, Linford Wood, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK14 6LY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
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

There is free on street parking outside the studio and throughout Olney. BodhiSpace is situated in a suite of first floor rooms with no lift or disabled access.

Online platforms

Google Meet
Whatsapp

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Gareth Eglinton-Pacitti
Gareth Eglinton-Pacitti