Gill Goodship, MBACP
Welcome, and thank you for reading my profile.
Why are you considering counselling?
Do you have thoughts and feelings that are impacting on your daily life and you just can’t seem to leave them behind – like a loop of recurring thoughts?
Perhaps you feel unhappy or anxious and don't know why or don't have anyone that can listen to you without judgement. Counselling provides an opportunity to talk through your concerns, and I appreciate the thought of doing that could be quite nerve-wracking, but I would like to help you understand why you feel the way you do and how to move towards being more at ease with yourself.
It is completely understandable to feel nervous about contacting a counsellor but often the fear of fear is the worst part - I work in a relational way and encourage you to be yourself, trust is one of the most important aspects of therapy and I take it very seriously. I often work with clients where we explore past and present relationships and experiences – together we look at the affects of these relationships or situations in your life today. Perhaps your experiences of family feels or sounds different to how other people describe theirs?
Discovering and understanding your sticking points in life and work situations, and what triggers unhelpful emotions and responses can help you to take the power out of these thoughts for where your life is now.
Perhaps you have feelings of disappointment, rage, injustice, hurt, longing, frustration, resentment or any number of other emotions. Together, we will talk through your concerns without judgement, and allowing you to recalibrate* your approach to your own life. You may have been holding inside some of these thoughts for a long time.
Subjects I have a particular interest in are (but are not limited to);
- Mother and or Father - and what that means to you?
- Family relationships
- Long held anxieties
- Recurring thought patterns
- Relationship issues and how they affect life now
- Relationships with family/caregivers and how these relationship are experienced as adults
- Rural life issues
- Boarding School
- Empty Nest
Sometimes you want someone to be there for you and I would like to offer my support to you, if that is what you need right now. Please contact me for a free 15 minute informal chat to establish what your concerns are. Please see bottom of page for fees and current availability.
What to Expect?
Clarity Wellbeing Clinic is accessed via an unobtrusive entrance leading to modern, discreet and comfortable therapy rooms. Rope Walk parking is within a two minute walk with both the train and bus stations five minutes walk. You will be provided with a comfortable, completely confidential space to explore and understand why your thoughts and actions may be affecting your life.
I have experience of working with adult clients from a range of; ages, sexuality, backgrounds and cultures and have been privileged to share in the undulating emotions and experiences of their lives. We will metaphorically ‘walk and talk’ about where your life has taken you and why you feel as you do now.
Please do get in touch on the number above or email; firstname.lastname@example.org. I aim to respond to your message as soon as possible.
*Recalibrate – In therapeutic terms; finding a sense of balance between family, work and life and knowing when to focus on self-care, something like a mental health MOT.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework. Part of working within this framework means that I undertake regular professional supervision which ensures that I am working ethically and safely.
- CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- TA101 Transactional Analysis 101
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- Professional Liability Insurance
- Enhanced DBS Certificate
I attend regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training to keep my skills and knowledge up to date, recent training include;
- Inner Child, Family and Relationships
- The Value and Use of Dreams in Counselling & Life
- Creative Therapy workshop
- Working With Trauma
- Jungian workshop; What Makes us Feel Good and What Disturbs our Well-Being
- Child Sexual Abuse: Hope for Healing (PODS)
- Trauma, Dissociation & Recovery (PODS)
- Talking with Bereaved People (BACP)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Rural life issues
- Boarding School
- Empty Nest
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£50 for 50 minute session. Initial session will be up to 1 hour 30 minutes to establish your concerns and is the same price.
Current availability; Wednesday 14h00 - 18h00, Thursday 09h30 - 18h00 and Friday 08h30 - 10h00.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Access via stairs to first floor modern therapy rooms. Bathroom and waiting area. Tea and coffee available.
Current availability; Wednesday 14h00 - 18h00,Thursday 09h30 - 18h00, Friday 08h30 - 10h00. Please contact for informal 15 minute chat about your concerns.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|