Gillian Cowan

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Psychotherapist/ counsellor and Clinical Supervisor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

In a world where you can be anything, be yourself.
This is what I truly help people to do: strive to be just that, themselves. However sometimes it’s just not easy and we sometimes need professional support and kindness to help us on our own personal journey.

I am an experienced qualified accredited Interpersonal Psychotherapist /counsellor offering a confidential service within a safe environment. My belief is that everyone has the unique ability to reach their full potential.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified accredited Interpersonal Psychotherapist/ counsellor and clinical supervisor, a member of the BACP (British Association of counselling psychotherapy) and a accredited member of IPT UK.

My experience so far has been working with people who have had problems with depression , anxiety, drug and alcohol misuse, sexual abuse, bereavement, stress, IVF, confidence issues and low self-esteem. I have also gained a great deal of experience working within a prison environment and currently practice within the NHS and the private sector.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Health Assured

Additional information

One to one counselling £45.00 per hour.

Couples Counselling £55.00 per hour.

Supervision £65.00 for 90 minutes

(concessions available for certain circumstances)

24 hour notice required for cancellations.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mondays  and evenings

Further information

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me via my mobile and I will endeavour to get back to you within 24 hours.

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams


In person

In Supervision I offer to facilitate a boundaried, safe, supportive and an encouraging environment in which case material can be presented discussed with a view to monitor the practice of the supervisee.

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Gillian Cowan
Gillian Cowan