Gillian Barton

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Stanley, Durham, DH9 7XN
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Please allow me to introduce myself as Gill; I am an integrative counselling practitioner which includes Person-Centred theory (Humanism), Psychodynamic theory as this acknowledges a client’s life experiences that have influences on who they are and decisions that have been made; Cognitive Behavioural theory, Solution Focus theory, Play and Creative theory

My clinical practice is working with children from the age of 4 years and over, young people and adults.  For professionals, placement counsellors, counselling students and organisations I offer clinical supervision.

I understand that taking the time to find a therapist that who fits your needs can be overwhelming and exhausting. It takes careful consideration.  Counselling provides the opportunity to explore issues in a safe and confidential space with a professional and not someone who is part of your personal community.

I have been employed within a variety of diverse settings (schools and organisations) as a counsellor in children’s, young people’s and adult services.  Alongside this, my career has included lecturing in Higher Education at BA (Hons) level for 10 years.

My clinic is accessible at Greencroft Industrial Park, and I am available for long-term or short-term face-to-face sessions, online via Zoom and telephone sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been clinically practicing for 13-years and all of my professional qualifications have been achieved in Universities in the UK.

I hold a recognised qualification in clinical supervision and have been supervising children, young people's and adult work since 2014.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Exam/Academic Pressure

 For professionals and organisations I offer clinical supervision.


Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Children's sessions are 45-minutes & adult sessions are 50-minutes.

Monthly clinical supervision also available.  

Please contact Gill direct for session fees and payment conditions.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer flexible working.

Unit 8, The Greenhouse, Greencroft Industrial Park, Amos Drive, Stanley, Durham, DH9 7XN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Online platforms



In person

I have been supervising children, young people's and adult work since 2014. I offer supervision to professionals, trainee counsellors & organisations

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Gillian Barton
Gillian Barton