Gavin Johnston Stewart
As your counsellor, during our time together, I will make every effort to:
understand your world, value you unconditionally, be genuine.
I am not just a supportive listener, my training and experience can facilitate greater awareness of yourself, your influences and how you are in the world. These insights can bring meaningful change.
You might come with specific things to address or they might be harder to pinpoint, perhaps feelings of anxiety, low mood, lack of confidence....
A client has described me as the 'impartial person who has the training to listen and respond appropriately with comments and questions that empower the investigation of self'
Impartial does not mean uncaring; another has said: 'in essence I feel you have cared for me..and reminded me to look after myself'.
My role is to provide a protected, calm and non-judgemental space where you will feel increasingly able to:
Feel less anxious, more connected to those around you.
Value yourself more.
Feel less guarded, self protective, threatened.
Rely increasingly on your own experience, less on others' opinions.
Be open to your genuine feelings and experience, both past and present, to trust and act on them.
Accept the movement and change in you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Postgraduate diploma in counselling from the University of East Anglia.
I work in the person centred approach.
I attend regular supervision to conform to BACP codes of practice.
I have a DBS check and hold professional indemnity insurance.
As well as working privately, I volunteer in a low cost counselling agency.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£40 for up to 1 hour, working one to one.
£60 for up to 1 hour, working with a couple.
I work from a consulting room at home in Woodbridge where parking is available, around 10 minutes walk from the railway station.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available during the week, both day and evening as well as Saturday morning.