MBACP BA (Hons), Counselling L4 Dip, CBT L5, Supervision L6
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Hello, my name is Gillian and I am an experienced Integrative Counsellor and Supervisor at Serenity Counselling. I offer 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 safely look at 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 Student Counsellor at Runshaw College and I am the Programme Leader for the adult counselling courses. These roles help 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 or telephone counselling at present.
Spaces available for clinical supervision
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
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, alcoholism, personality disorders, bereavement, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, low self-esteem, autism, Asperger syndrome, ADHD, anxiety and depression.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Counselling: £35 per session
Supervision: £45 per session
When I work
I understand that taking the first steps to seek out counselling can be quite daunting. I am able to offer a free 20 minute initial telephone or Zoom consultation to help you decide whether it feels right for you.