Gillian Charlesworth. Registered Counsellor, Dip. CBT Dip. PC MBACP
I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor with over 10 years experience and registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the national regulatory body for counsellors and psychotherapists.I comply with the BACP Ethical Framework offering a warm, supportive confidential service for individuals.
Each person responds to the events that happen in their lives differently. Your issue, what you would like to bring to therapy is the starting point for our work together. Talking with a therapist can help you understand how to manage difficult feelings, problems, conflict and distress. A way of exploring and untangling thoughts and feelings. It can help you to move on with your life in a more fulfilling way. Anger management, bereavement, anxiety, depression, relationships issues, divorce, eating patterns, child related issues and addiction are just some of the reasons for seeking therapy. You might not feel there is a specific issue, just an uneasiness and a desire to think about that.
Realising that things are difficult is the first step and you may be wondering if therapy can help. An initial session can help you see if it feels right for you at this time.
How counselling can help
My integrative approach draws particularly upon person-centred and cognitive behavioural therapy. We cannot change the past events in our lives but we can choose how we think about them and how they affect our current being. I believe we all have the ability to change and grow. Therapy is a safe space to bring issues and to think about things that maybe troubling. How much you wish to say is your choice.
What is available
Short or long-term options are available lasting 50 minutes per session. If the problem is specific, a few sessions may be all you want (6 - 12) You might like to work in a more open ended way - taking time to explore your world and perhaps thinking about the meaning of your life and your experiences. Maybe the issues you are facing have been with you for some time and you wish for a space to consider them - without knowing how long it will take.
Please contact me by phone or by email, I am happy to talk about what you are looking for and to arrange a first session.
I have experience of clients in a variety of settings including the NHS, HMP, Primary and Secondary schools, the voluntary sector and private practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
ABC Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
ABC Level 3 Counselling Skills
ABC Level 2 Counselling Skills
ABC Level 1 Counselling Skills
Bereavement and Loss Counselling
Workshop on Visioning - Ten Steps To Designing The Life Of Your Dreams
Child Protection / Safeguarding Children
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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Person Centred Therapy & (CBT) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy £25 per session
Couples counselling session £35
Home visits £35 per session (10 mile radius}
Concessions available for children & Pensioners
Discount available for block booking
Employment Assistance Programme and organisations, fees upon request
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