Gary Cohen

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Counsellor. MBACP.
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Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6
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About me

Hi. My name is Gary. I am a qualified counsellor, with 17 years’ experience in the NHS, working with a wide range of issues. I am based in Glastonbury, Somerset. I offer in person, individual counselling for adults, with an option of working outdoors.  

My foundation is person centred, however through a range of training and experience, my practice has developed and I offer an eclectic approach to the therapeutic relationship. I enjoy working with people to help them develop a more positive and integrated sense of self through developing self-awareness, self-compassion, direction and autonomy. 

I have studied and enjoyed working with people from a spiritual perspective and have many years’ of experience in Mindfulness practice. I also have training and experience in nature-based approaches to therapy.

Please see my website for further details.

Training, qualifications & experience

I participated in many professional development activities while working with the NHS between 2004 and 2021, including but not limited to:   

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, 2009 – Plymouth CFE
  • Personality Disorders KUF Awareness Level, 2012 Plymouth NHS
  • DBT, 2014 – Greenwood Mentors 
  • Mentalisation Based Therapy, 2014 – WPF Therapy.
  • Solution Focused Therapy, 2015 – Livewell SW / Plymouth Uni.
  • Trauma, Dissociation & Recovery, 2016 – PODS
  • Relational Trauma, Disorganised Attachment, 2016 – PODS
  • Taking Therapy Outside – Understanding Therapeutic Practice in Outdoor Natural Spaces, 2017 – Centre for Natural Reflection.
  • Counselling with Spirituality, 2019 – Sweet Track Counselling.
  • Eco-Therapy Rewilding, 2019 – Sweet Track Counselling.
  • Shinrin Yoku CPD Practitioner level, 2019 – Nature and Therapy UK

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I can offer a lower fee for counselling students. 

Sessions are to be paid in advance when you book an appointment. I will email a copy of the counselling agreement which confirms what is on offer and includes payment details.

Payment is made by Bank Transfer.

Please give at least 48 hours notice to cancel a session. 

When I work

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Further information

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and work in accordance with the BACP ethical framework. Membership number 056381

I am registered with the Independent Commissioners Office (ICO) and comply with applicable data protection requirements.

Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)