Gavin Greig

Gavin Greig

Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK41

07723991998

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Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK41

07723991998

About me

Gavin Greig Dip.Couns  MBACP Registered Counsellor / Psychotherapist

Based in and around Bedford.

My approach to counselling is a Humanistic one. 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 to give clarity / context to whatever it is you are going through. Stripping back the history and emotion to help you see clearer.  To be able to see the wood for the trees. Helping you to live the life you want.

Counselling can be a great help with Grief and Loss, Depression, Stress, Relationship Issues. Problems with or at work.  Addiction, Guilt, Shame and Self esteem issues.  Serious illness (learning to live with) Trauma, life changing events, Disability, to name but a few.  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.

A number of years ago I suffered a traumatic life changing injury. This injury eventually set me on the path of becoming a humanistic counsellor. For years I did not receive any counselling, however eventually I did and it helped me more than I had ever thought possible. With time I realised this was indeed something I could / wanted to do for others.

Home Visits Available: I would like you to feel as comfortable as possible. To that end I am able to offer sessions in the comfort and safety of your own home, evening slots are available at no additional charge.

I do also have rooms available at two neutral locations within Bedford (times are however more limited).

Session cost £35 per hour (If the location is within 10 minute drive of Bedford, or at one of my Bedford Locations)

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)

Costing for greater distances can be discussed on an individual basis.

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

Training, qualifications & experience

I have volunteered for the NHS Drug and Alcohol Service INCLUSION for the past three years. This work has really pushed me. Opening my eyes even further to the complexities of the human condition. The severity of what a person can have happen to them, and the strength that we as a people have within us. Which enables someone to survive and indeed recover from addiction.

I have also volunteered for the Road Victims Trust for a period of about three years.  Specifically as a bereavement counsellor. To those who have lost someone to a Road Traffic Collision. Be that a partner, Son Daughter or other loved one.

I have also counselled people who have been involved in a Road Traffic Collision and either survived or indeed caused the Road Traffic Collision in the first place.

These specialist areas along with my private practice work have I feel given me a solid grounding for dealing with everything from abuse, stress anxiety, addiction. to Grief loss self loathing and depression. To unfortunately name but a few. I also have considerable experience in living / dealing with pain and life altering trauma. I feel that my previous /existing positions along with my private practice work.  Put me in a position where I am able to help you with whatever it is that is causing you pain/trouble.

Qualifications:

ABC Level 2 in Counselling skills

CPCAB Level 3 in Counselling studies

ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

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 one of my Bedford Locations)

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)

Costing for greater distances can be discussed on an individual basis.

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

Essential initial phone conversation is of course free. It is important to talk before we meet. Its all about the relationship. Having a bit of an idea before we meet face to face I feel is very important. It helps to level the playing field.

Maps & Directions

Bedford, MK41

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Weekdays and Evenings Requests will be accommodated if at all possible

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples