Gavin Greig

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Dip.Couns  MBACP Registered Counsellor / Supervisor
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Wigton, Cumbria, CA7
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About me

Gavin Greig Dip.Couns  MBACP Registered Counsellor / Psychotherapist

Operating as normal, at my home office in Silloth Cumbria and online sessions via zoom.

I am very aware that considering starting with a Counsellor is a daunting prospect.  Please do not worry, I will be there to listen and support you through whatever it is you are going through.  I will provide a safe confidential, non-judgemental space where you can talk through the issues which are causing you trouble.

My approach to counselling is a Humanistic one (although I am able to draw upon other techniques as and when required).

I firmly believe that you are your own best expert. I am not here to tell you what to be or indeed how to fix yourself. My aim is to provide a space within which you become able to enable yourself.

I will be honest, empathic and supportive even when you are unable to be these things yourself.  Helping you to sort out, get a better handle on whatever it is you are going through. Helping you to live the life you want.

I have a lot experience with Addiction Grief Loss and Depression.

Stress, Anxiety, Relationship Issues. Problems with or at work, including working relationships.

Anxiety, Guilt, Shame and Self esteem issues.

Serious illness (learning to live with) Trauma, life changing events, Disability. Also working with young adults/teenagers.

Everyone needs a bit of help from time to time and counselling is specifically that. A time dedicated to only you, where you can begin to make sense of what is happening to/for you.

If you do not feel like you, if its becoming too much, what ever it is.  You do have options help is available. It wont necessarily take very long or cost that much.  But it will absolutely be worth it.

As a member of the BACP I adhere to their code of ethics, my service is strictly confidential.

To book an appointment you can call me text me or email me and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Training, qualifications & experience


ABC Level 2 in Counselling skills

CPCAB Level 3 in Counselling studies

ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Road Victims Trust Bereavement course

I attend regular continuing professional development, to keep my skills up to date with current research.

I have a experience working with Addiction in its many forms, through the NHS

Bereavement, grief/loss

Trauma, including medical trauma.  Loss of mobility / health / self

Relationship and workplace issues

Online and telephone counselling

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Online counselling hours via zoom

Telephone counselling by the hour

Face to face currently unavailable due to government guidelines.


£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Free initial phone call to answer any questions you may have.

Payment to be made at the end of each session, in cash or via bank transfer.

Session cost £40 per hour 

Additional £20 on standard rate for couples counselling

Student counsellor discounted rate of £25 per session

Book and pay for five sessions in advance receive sixth session free of charge

Initial phone conversation is of course free. It is important to talk before we meet. It is all about the relationship. Having an opportunity to talk before we meet face to face I feel is very important. It helps to level the playing field..

When I work

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Further information

I worked witha NHS drug and Alcohol service for over three years.  This work gave me a great deal of experience as a Counsellor.  Both post and pre rehab.

I also worked with The Road Victims trust for several years, specifically as a Grief/bereavement counsellor for those who have lost loved ones in Road Traffic Collisions.

I have personally suffered serious trauma, breaking my back in a RTC 20 years ago. Although hardly a plus point, my experiences since that day have helped me become the counsellor I am now.

My aim is to help you get to a place where you feel able to continue on your own.  You can always come back, the door is always open.  There is a fear (historically) that once you start counselling, you are not allowed to stop. That is not the way I work.

Please check out my website:  For further information

Silloth, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
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Wheelchair access and toilet facilities available.

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