Gillian Cowley McPhee, Psychodynamic Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, loss or low self-esteem or whether you simply need someone to listen, I can offer a safe, welcoming space where we can think together about what might be troubling you. I am a qualified and experienced psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist. I offer a comfortable, non-judgemental 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 Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy training at Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy in Frome, Somerset, where I am also a training supervisor.
I have experience of doing pre- and post-bereavement work at a local hospice, being a private practitioner in a GP surgery, offering pastoral work in a secondary school, doing sessional agency work, carrying out clinical assessments at a local training organisation and supervision of trainee counsellors.
I have done a supervision training at Severn and Thames Psychotherapy Network in Bristol and am currently working towards 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 attacks
- 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 of fees.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My consulting room is a very short walk from the Village Hall car park, where free parking is available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Supervision is an opportunity to be curious about our clinical work, which can often reveal different perspectives and fresh insights.View supervision profile