Gillian Cowley McPhee, Psychodynamic Counsellor & Psychotherapist
I am a qualified and experienced psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist. I offer a safe, non-judgemental, comfortable space in my consulting room at home. I believe that being able to share our concerns with someone who is trained to listen can enable us to draw upon our own internal resources and can lead to transformation and growth.
I work psychodynamically, which means I can help you to think about how we connect with and relate to others. Such patterns are often laid down at a very young age and can continue throughout our lives and affect our relationships. Reflecting on our internal world can help us to understand how we might communicate unconsciously, as well as how scenarios from the past can seem to replay in the present.
I'm a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council. I abide by both of their codes of ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
I did my counselling and psychotherapy at Wessex Counselling & Psychotherapy in Frome, Somerset, where I am also a training supervisor.
I have previous experience of doing bereavement work in a local hospice, being a private practitioner in a GP surgery, working in a secondary school, doing sessional work and carrying out clinical assessments at a local training organisation and supervision of trainee counsellors.
I am currently working towards supervisor accreditation with the British Association for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My particular interest is working with people affected by life-threatening illness and their families/relatives, as well as those affected by bereavement.
Please contact me for details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I m currently working towards accreditation with the British Association for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision.View supervision profile