Gillian Cocksedge, MBACP Dip. Couns.
I am a BACP registered person-centred counsellor who offers compassionate and non-judgemental counselling. My counselling experience includes working with parents struggling to understand their children's behaviour and mental health issues. I also work with teenagers to help them make sense of stressful and sometimes overwhelming issues that they are trying to come to terms with.
I believe my role in the counselling process is to help you to make sense of and manage your anxiety, stress or low moods. Part of my role is also to create a safe counselling space where you feel really listened to and valued.
If you wish to book an initial counselling session with me this does not mean you are obligated to attend further sessions. This initial session is a way of helping you get a feel for what counselling involves and most importantly help you decide if you can work with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to its ethical framework for good practice.
As well as offering private counselling sessions I also volunteer one day a week at a school where I offer counselling to students, parents and staff.
I have regular clinical supervision and continue with my own personal and professional development.
Qualifications and training:
- CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Safeguarding Training
- Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self-harm
- Working with Relational Trauma
- Resilience: helping children and families develop an emotional shield - BACP Children, Young people and Families Conference
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Each 50 minute counselling session is £40.
A discount is available if 6 sessions are paid for in advance.
Reduced rates are offered to those who work in an educational environment.