Gavin Greig Dip.Couns MBACP Registered Counsellor
Gavin Greig Dip.Couns MBACP Registered Counsellor / Psychotherapist
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.
I would like you to be as comfortable as possible, to that end I am able to offer home visits as an option alongside counselling rooms close to Bedford town centre.
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
Trauma, including medical trauma. Loss of mobility / health / self
Relationship and workplace issues
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Payment to be made at the end of each session, in cash or via bank transfer.
Session cost £35 per hour (If the location is within 10 minute drive of Bedford, or at my Bedford Location)
Discount of £5 offered to counselling students
For home visits additional charge of £5 made as a travel allowance on home visits.
(If the distance is greater than a 10 minute drive but not exceeding 20 minutes from central Bedford)
Additional £10 on standard rate for couples counselling
Costing for greater distances can be discussed on an individual basis.
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.
I have worked witha NHS drug and Alcohol service for over three years now. This work has given 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 16 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: ggcounsellingservices.co.uk For further information
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekdays and Evenings Requests will be accommodated if at all possible
Types of client