Gillian Cannell, Counsellor PgDip Counselling, MBACP Accredited

Gillian Cannell, Counsellor PgDip Counselling, MBACP Accredited

Weston Super Mare
North Somerset

07747 848664

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Weston Super Mare
North Somerset

07747 848664

About me


I am a professional counsellor with over 14 years experience and during that time I have been privileged to help many people on their road to health both as individuals and in group sessions.  Our modern lives can be complicated and we may feel confused or worried by the way we are thinking and feeling. Sometimes it is not always easy to confide in friends or family who are emotionally connected and close to us.

I have been trained to create the right conditions to help you talk and explore what is concerning you and find the right way forward.  You may be feeling anxious or sad, having experienced a bereavement, or at a crossroad, wanting to learn more about yourself and to build your self-awareness, confidence and self-worth.

As an integrative counsellor I place high importance on developing with you a good therapeutic relationship, and it is important that from the start of our work you feel safe to talk and express yourself in a confidential, supportive and constructive environment.

Although the mainstay of my work is relational I am trained in other therapeutic models as well including CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) and TA (Transactional Analysis) which we can draw upon if appropriate during our work together.

Personal counselling with me can be in one of my therapy rooms locally either for a short number of sessions or a longer term arrangement.  I specialise particularly in helping people with:-  Anxiety, stress, relationships, bereavement counselling, low mood and depression, conflict, anger, panic attacks, low self-worth and self-confidence.

Alternatively, if you have had individual counselling in the past and interested in an alternative counselling experience you may like to consider joining a closed group of 5 - 7 members to take part in interpersonal group therapy.

Group therapy is a unique opportunity of sharing your therapeutic experience within a confidential group.  As trust develops, through your relationships with other members of the group you will gradually develop your interpersonal skills and establish new affirming ways of being with others.

Here are some of the benefits of Group psychotherapy:-

You can learn to communicate more openly in all your relationships
Gain a better sense of yourself through being part of a shared therapeutic group
An opportunity to experience helping others as well as helping yourself
Become more assertive
Learn ways of dealing with conflict and difference
Learn how to express feelings
Learn your difficulties, thoughts and feelings may be shared by others.  
Belong to and feel accepted by a group
Build your confidence in social situations
Establish new and affirming ways of being with others

If you are interested in joining a group please contact me for more information.

It is important that you feel comfortable and supported to talk with me so that we can build a really good therapeutic relationship therefore I am very happy to have an initial conversation with you over the phone to answer any questions you may have about counselling.  My primary aim always is that our work together will be helpful and beneficial to you.

Do please get in touch if you are considering therapy.  I look forward to meeting you!

Training, qualifications & experience

Member of BACP since 2004 and gained Accredited membership in 2009

I have been in professional practice since 2004, working in Bristol, Gloucester and Weston Super Mare. I have worked with a diverse client group in a variety of settings including mental health, addictions, residential treatment, occupational health/employee assistance programmes.  Over this time I have enjoyed working with clients on a 1 to 1 basis and over a period of 6 years, facilitated interpersonal group psychotherapy.

I have a post-graduate diploma in counselling and training and qualifications in group psychotherapy and psychology.

Other professional development and training includes:-

  • CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)
  • Short term, solution focussed counselling
  • EAP Counselling (Employee Assistance Programmes)
  • Grief/loss
  • Anxiety
  • Low mood and depression
  • Personal growth / self esteem and self confidence
  • Interpersonal group psychotherapy
  • Facilitating family meetings.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


60 minute individual counselling session - £40.

90 minute group psychotherapy  (between 5 and 7 members) - £30

Further information

Please contact me if you are interested in joining group psychotherapy in the Weston Super Mare area.

Maps & Directions

Weston Super Mare, BS23

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme