Gill Griffith MBACP (Reg), BA (Hons), Dip Couns, Dip Addictions, PGCE

Gill Griffith MBACP (Reg), BA (Hons), Dip Couns, Dip Addictions, PGCE



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About me

Whatever you want to talk about, I offer a safe, confidential space to listen to your concerns and help you overcome difficulties. Don’t think your worries are too small or too big and complex to be tackled. The most important thing for us is to form a relationship we can build on. Our initial conversation, by telephone or face to face, will be a get to know each other session to see if you feel I am someone you can talk to and work with to improve your life.

I have 19 years’ experience and specialist qualifications in counselling, including working with survivors of sexual violence; drugs and alcohol misuse; safeguarding and child protection.

I also have a background in both teaching and drugs work and am accustomed to working with young people and in multi-agency teams.  I offer one to one counselling, staff development and group work.

Counselling is about me listening; helping you to understand your feelings and to change your life, if you want to. I am here to enable you to find the best solution to your concerns and to provide you with the time and space to resolve them.

This relationship is not about me giving advice or telling you what to do; it is not a magic cure or quick fix but could make a significant, life-changing difference.

If you want to take this first step please contact me and together we can work towards achieving your goals and leading a happier, healthier life.

I pride myself in being non-judgmental and wanting to support both individuals and groups to improve their lives. I am able to travel to where support is required and can tailor training to suit organisations’ needs. I am passionate about personal and professional development and keen to support teams who may be struggling in any way.

I have worked with clients on numerous issues including: Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement and loss, Trauma, Anger management, Attachment, Eating disorders, Relationships, Sexuality, Self harm, Sexual violence, Addiction, Suicidal thoughts, Self-esteem, Stress, OCD, Ill health and Work-related issues.

There are many other experiences too numerous to list, so please contact me if you have any questions.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Counselling

Counselling in Rape Crisis

Professional Diploma in Addiction Management

Teaching (PGCE)

Also trained in:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Family therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Current fees for appointments:

Free initial consultation, up to 30 minutes (either face to face or by phone)

Individuals £40

Fees are payable by bank transfer, cash or cheque at the end of each session by the client.

I have some spaces for students and low-income clients and concessions are discussed on an individual basis.

Full fees are payable for all missed sessions unless at least 24 hours notice is given.

Maps & Directions

Stoke-on-Trent, ST4

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


No fixed hours – times arranged to suit both parties

Types of client

Young people
Older adults