Hello and welcome
I'm Gaynor and I am a BACP registered Counsellor.
I am trained, qualified and experienced in helping clients with varied and multiple issues.I provide both long and short term therapy as well as offering single session therapy.
I work with adults, young people and couples and am based in central Southampton. My therapy room has wheelchair-user access. I offer sessions face to face, via the telephone and via video link.
I offer a safe space for individuals to share and manage their thoughts, feelings and emotions without fear of judgement and without the masks we wear when we pretend everything is okay.
I focus on Gestalt therapy and a humanistic approach which allows us to investigate and uncover patterns and beliefs you may have about yourself and your world around you.
Buddy is my 9 year old yellow Labrador. Buddy has lots of experience working therapeutically alongside me and provides a calming effect in the room. Having a friendly animal present can help reduce blood pressure and improve overall cardiovascular health. It can also release endorphins that produce a calming effect. This can help alleviate pain and reduce stress.
Quite often beginning counselling can be a scary and nerve wracking process. Buddy always lends a hand in making that experience more calming and will defiantly force the attention on him temporarily!
If having buddy as part of your therapy is something you wish to explore, please discuss this with me in your initial appointment.
Are you struggling to see a way forward? Couples counselling will help give you a clearer view about your relationship now and how you would like it to be different. I create a safe space that provides opportunity to understand how you got here, and how to move forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and experience
- Dip(He) Gestalt humanistic counsellor
- Couples Counsellor
- Counselling young people 12-18
Professional Membership body
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) follow the BACP Ethical Framework and Professional Conduct codes of practice. Further details can be found on www.bacp.co.uk
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial in-person or telephone session
Concessions offered for
Free 30 minute initial assessment either face to face or via the telephone