Gillian Bartlam

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Norwich, Norfolk, NR3
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

We all have times when we could do with an opportunity to discuss, in confidence things that are upsetting us. So, I'm always happy to talk on the phone or by email 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 and for you to briefly outline the problem. 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 35 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.

I am a registered member of the BACP and accredited with the National Counselling Society and Hypnotherapy Society.

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. Since my original qualification I have continued to do some training every year keeping up to date with different approaches.

Member organisations

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


£60.00 - £85.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health

Additional information

My fees range from £60-85 some concessions available.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Evenings and daytime I am quite flexible with time.

Further information

I am prepared to do online Hypnotherapy and guided meditation for NHS and key workers groups

free of charge.

Norwich, Norfolk, NR3

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

At the moment I am doing in person and online counselling. Either through phone, FaceTime, What’s Ap, Zoom, Skype or email.

Additional languages



In person

I’ve been a qualified Supervisor of counsellors for 25 years.

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Gillian Bartlam
Gillian Bartlam