Gillian Bartlam MBACP (RGSTRD) NCC (ACRDTD) Hypnotherapy & NLP (MSTRS)
I have 28 years experience and I still believe it can be daunting going to see a counsellor for the first time. So, I'm always happy to talk to people and also to offer a free first session to see if I'm the right person for you. This gives me a chance to explain more about my services. My aim is to help you to explore feelings and thoughts as deeply as you need to go and to help you find solutions to your problems. In other words to help you to talk freely.
I have been a psychodynamic/person centred counsellor/psychotherapist for 28 years both privately and for the NHS. I have run groups for sexually abused people taking referrals from Social Services and the NHS. Having taught for Cambridge University, West Suffolk College, UEA and Chrysalis I have had to keep up with changing therapies. Consequentially I have done training in several different approaches, Solution focussed, NLP, Brief therapy, Minfulness, CBT, and Gestalt and I am a qualified Hypnotherapist. I also teach meditation and am trained in Reiki.
I am a supervisor and teacher for other counsellors. I run self awareness groups based on mindfulness and ancient Sufi techniques.
Training, qualifications & experience
Cambridge University (1987-1990) Counselling and Groupwork
ITEC Anatomy & Physiology 1992
Holistic Massage 1993
Cambridge University (1992-1993) Supervision of Counselling
Mckenna Breen licenced practitioner of NLP 1996
Newcastle College - Certificate in Life Coaching 2006
Solution Focussed Therapy at Brief and then at Children's Services 2008
ASH- Masters in Hypnotherapy and NLP
Experience is stated above.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Personal development. I currently run an understanding behaviour group one Monday a month in the evening. If you’ve ever been interested in becoming a counsellor, need some CPD or just want to know and understand yourself and others better this is for you. It improves confidence and self awareness. If you’re interested please contact me on my mobile.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
My fees range from £55 concessions available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evenings and daytime I am quite flexible with time.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I’ve been a qualified Supervisor of counsellors for 25 years.