Gary Hibbins Integrative Counsellor (MBACP) - Counselling- CBT- Mindfulness
I often get asked 'why do people go into therapy' My answer is ‘there’s nowhere left to go.’
I work with people who are feeling Anxious, stressed, sad or confused. There are many reasons why you may be seeking counselling at this time. I can support you with:
- Looking at ways you can manage your anxiety and stress...
- Feeling stuck or just want change in your life...
- Fed up with over worrying about everything...
- Help you develop a deeper self-awareness...
- Making sense of hard decisions or choices that may be looming...
- Giving space for your longing, wants and needs...
- Identifying patterns, thoughts and behaviours that hold you back or prevent you living your life fully...
What’s holding you back from living the life that you want for yourself?
We can find ourselves repeating unhelpful or destructive patterns in our behaviour or relationships.Therapy can be an exciting and challenging space for personal development, growth and exploration.
Therapy can help you with such difficulties as: life or career changes, relationship problems, depression, anxiety, low self-confidence or low self-esteem, loss and bereavement, identity confusion, feelings of powerlessness, and anger.
Am I right the right Therapist For You? How do you decide who to see?
Firstly I understand there are an overwhelming number of different therapy options. Trying to find the right therapist can feel stressful and overwhelming. For many people this will be the first time they have really looked at the potential of sharing how they really feel with another individual;Scary right? Ultimately the relationship you develop with your counsellor is the most important aspect of threapy.
If you choose to meet with me, you will find that I relate to you very much as an individual. Even though you won’t be alone in the reason(s) you have for seeking a counsellor, you are unique! I do not adopt a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to therapy for this reason.
If we feel that you would be better seeing someone else, then I can refer you to another local therapist who I feel would be a good match.
My aim is to work collaboratively with you, to help you better understand the current/past issues of concern and their impact upon your happiness and relationships. I will provide emotional support and give you freedom to align you with your authentic self.
I am happy if you wanted to call me and have a discussion about how I work and how I might be able to support you.
I also offer Counselling & Wellbeing support for young people, aged 13-18.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). My professional training was at the world renowned Minster centre which is a leading Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling training institute based in Queens Park, London.
I receive professional supervision on all aspects of my practice. In addition, I am an active member of Oxfordshire Therapy and Self-Development Centres (OTS). I also have an Enhanced DBS check (Disclosure & Barring Service).
If you want more infromation on my training or experience feel free to email or call me.
What is Integrative Counselling?
Integrative Counselling is less of a technique and more of a philosophy or approach. The English Oxford Dictionary defines Integrative as being: “Combining two or more things to form an effective unit or system.” Integrative Counsellors, therefore, have a holistic view of the person, seeing them as comprised of many parts that form their system. So my interest, as a counsellor, is in all the different aspects of your ‘self’: your feelings, thoughts, physical body and that indefinable part of ourselves we refer to as soul or spirit. I am also interested in how all those different aspects of your 'self' interact with the other people in your life, both past and present.
Integrative Counselling could, therefore, be described as an exploration, a journey, around your ‘self’.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Loneliness is a huge issue across society. I would be happy to meet people who want to explore how they can reach out and connect with others in a meaningful way.
I also offer home visits for young people who are looking for intensive long term support. Support packages can be discussed further upon request.
I operate a sliding scale depending on personal circumstances of £60 – £80 per 50 minute session.
Sessions are weekly, and usually on the same day and at the same time each week, although if this does not work for you then we can discuss other patterns of meeting.
Concessions offered for
I only have limited availability - please email or call to explore further