Gigi Dryer, Counsellor, Dip Con, MBACP
Would you like to talk to someone who will listen to you? Are you feeling stuck, unhappy or wanting to make changes in your life but you are not sure how?
At times our feelings can cause us distress in our relationships at home, at work or socially. Within a warm and supportive space, we can explore difficult feelings and situations that you might be unwilling or unable to discuss with family members or friends.
Prior to training as a counsellor I gained over twenty years experience working with both corporate and entrepreneurial organisations and fully understand the pressures and demands of business and the workplace.
My qualification from the Minster Centre, London is in integrative counselling. This means that we can explore any current challenges you may have as well as making meaning of your past and early experiences. Integrative counselling can help you to establish a healthy balance between mind and body. This, in turn, may enable you to develop a stronger sense of resilience, awareness and empowerment.
Central to my work is the collaborative relationship we build together creating trust and compassion and am experienced in working with people seeking help with:
* Anxiety or depression
* Dating and relationship problems or divorce
* Lack of confidence or low self esteem
* Workplace and business problems
Please feel free to contact me to discuss in confidence.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Integrative Counselling from Minster Centre, London, one of the oldest and most respected integrative training courses in the UK. These qualifications are accredited by Middlesex University.
My training has required me to be in personal therapy for six years and I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their guidelines and code of ethics.
Prior to training as a counsellor I gained over twenty years experience working with both corporate and entrepreneurial organisations and am aware of the pressures and demands that business can bring.
I have counselling experience within the NHS and am a volunteer for a mental health charity in North London.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£55-£75 per session, each session is 50 minutes in duration.
The fee for the initial meeting is £50.
Rates for organisations wishing to invest in the well being of their staff are available on request.
During our initial telephone conversation we can talk about what you would like to achieve from counselling.
The first meeting is generally to explore what it is you would like to address and for us to look at how we might work together.
A mutually convenient day and time is agreed for us to meet once a week. The sessions are 50 minutes in duration.
Our work together may be shorter term (6-12 weeks) or open-ended, for a longer period. This can be discussed in our first meeting.