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Gillian Cowley McPhee, Psychodynamic Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Bath, Somerset, BA2 7EY
07596 592245 07596 592245 Registered / Accredited

About me

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, 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 also supervise trainees and qualified counsellors.

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 supervising trainee and staff 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.

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.

BACP

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.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Psychoanalytic Council

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with a wide range of issues and find that they can often be traced back to an experience of loss. This might be a loss through bereavement, divorce or separation, leaving/moving away from home, retirement or redundancy, losing one of our physical or mental functions, disappointed dreams, losing the future we anticipated or hoped for, loss of self-confidence or self-esteem or loss of a sense of who we are and where we belong in the world.

A particular interest of mine is working with people affected by life-threatening illness and their families/relatives, as well as those affected by bereavement.

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Please contact me for details of fees.

Further information

I am happy to discuss concessionary rates for counselling sessions and am sensitive to the different financial situations people find themselves in.

6 South View
Monkton Combe
Bath
Somerset
BA2 7EY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

During the Covid crisis, I can offer telephone or Zoom sessions which, if desired, can become face-to-face sessions when things get back to normal. My consulting room is a very short walk from the Village Hall car park, where free parking is available.

Availability

Weekdays up to 6pm

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

Supervision is an opportunity to be curious about our clinical work, which can often reveal different perspectives and fresh insights.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Gillian Cowley McPhee, Psychodynamic Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Gillian Cowley McPhee, Psychodynamic Counsellor & Psychotherapist