Gillian Cheetham

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MBACP BA (Hons), Counselling L4 Dip, CBT L5, Supervision L6
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Southport, Merseyside, PR9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, thank you for visiting my page. I am a compassionate and professional integrative counsellor and clinical supervisor at Serenity Counselling & Supervision. Person-centred counselling is my core modality and I integrate CBT where appropriate. 

My approach is to offer a user-centred service, tailored to meet the individual needs of my clients. I aim to provide a confidential space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings safely. I am here to listen and help you work through difficult times in a supportive and non-judgemental way.

While reasons for accessing counselling are unique to each person, we will work together to build a trusting therapeutic relationship so you can explore any issues that are causing distress. Through acceptance, deeper understanding and increased self awareness you can improve your satisfaction with life.

I am also employed as a Counselling Qualifications Professional at CPCAB, supporting training centres to deliver quality counselling training. This role helps to ensure that I keep continually updated about best practice in the profession and any relevant legislation/guidelines.

*Please note, I can only offer online counselling at present. This means I can work with clients located across the UK and beyond. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
  • Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory (CBT)
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Skills
  • BA (Hons) Educational and Professional Studies with QTS
  • PGCE in Safeguarding Children
  • OCST Webcam and Voice only Online Counselling
  • Levels 2 and 3 Eating Disorder Awareness
  • Children and Young People who Self-Harm Training
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health
  • Level 2 Safeguarding Adults
  • Level 2 Data Protection in Health
  • Mental Capacity training
  • Equality and Diversity Level 2
  • Health and Safety and Risk Assessment Level 2
  • Children, Young People and Families: Working with Difficult Behaviour
  • BACP: Working with Children in their World
  • Exploring a Young Person's Journey through the Counselling Process
  • Understanding Male Depression
  • Introduction to Couples Counselling
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Walk and Talk Therapy
  • Understanding neurodiversity (including ADHD)
  • Working with autistic clients

I am a qualified and experienced Person-centred counsellor and CBT therapist. I use a flexible and integrative approach aiming to meet the individual needs of my clients.

I have experience working with abuse, anger, trauma, domestic violence, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, sexuality, safeguarding, personality disorders, bereavement, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, low self-esteem, phobias, loneliness. neurodiversity, anxiety and depression.

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

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£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I understand that taking the first steps to seek out counselling can be quite daunting. I am able to offer a free 20-30 minute initial telephone or Zoom consultation to help you decide whether it feels right for you.

Walk and Talk therapy available by arrangement. Please contact me to discuss.

Southport, Merseyside, PR9

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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My approach is to work collaboratively, reliably & creatively with colleagues to ensure that supervision meets their individual needs & expectations.

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Gillian Cheetham
Gillian Cheetham