Hi, my name is Gillian Boggs and I am an Integrative Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP.
We can all face times in our lives that leave us feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope. The fact is, we are stronger and more able than we think, we just need to give ourselves some time and space to work through and understand what is going on in our lives.
Counselling can provide that safe and confidential space where you are heard, valued and accepted.
As an integrative counsellor, I use a variety of models and techniques, depending on your individual needs, to enable us to work through whatever you are currently struggling with.
I offer one to one sessions with young people and adults.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Foundation Degree In Integrative Counselling and have had experience in working in a GP setting, Charitable Organisations as well as private practice.
During my counselling career I have dealt with a wide range of issues including: -
- Anxiety (including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, OCD, Social Anxiety, Age related anxiety)
- Abuse (Emotional, Physical and Sexual)
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
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
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £15 for a shorter initial assessment session and £35 per session thereafter. (Session length is approx 50 mins)