Gillian Gill

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BA (Hons), PGDip. Counselling & Psychotherapy, Reg. MBACP
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Barrowford BB9 & Clitheroe BB7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I am Gillian. I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor, I offer counselling and psychotherapy both via face to face and telephone, working from private practices in Barrowford, Nelson, Clitheroe and in Crawshawbooth, Rossendale Lancashire. Simply contact me via email or text and leave a message for me to reply, usually within 24 hours.

I have 20 years experience working in the field of mental health and emotional support and wellbeing supporting adults and young adults. I have worked with individuals with a range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, bereavement and loss, stress, relationship issues, Bi-polar disorder, Asperger's syndrome, sexual abuse, BPD (Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder) and suicidal thoughts.

At times life events may feel overwhelming and it often helps to talk to someone for support who is not emotionally attached to you. My aim is to help clients explore their issues and any areas of their lives they may find difficult in therapy, in a safe, supportive environment. I am passionate about supporting people in a calm, confidential space to feel heard and understood. I offer core conditions of empathy, congruence and without judgment to create change. I want to help you feel more fulfilled in life.

Currently there is a lot of anxiety that has been triggered by all the restrictions and adjustments we have had over the past three years, worries about our health and finances and uncertainty about our futures. As a result many people are experiencing loneliness right now, counselling and supporting your emotional well-being and exploring this with someone impartial can help with this. No issue is too small to explore in counselling. There is no need to worry about how you will be perceived if you access counselling, it is not a weakness: many individuals present for counselling if they want to explore something therapeutically and confidentially, without judgment or generate greater self-awareness and explore their identity or they may feel lost... there could be many reasons. Please do not feel that you have to tie yourself into several sessions, which could be costly and have time consuming implications. Please contact me to discuss your options.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and have been appropriately trained to meet their rigorous professional standards. I receive monthly supervision which ensures my continued ethical practice within the BACP Ethical Framework. I am fully insured and subscribe to the DBS update service.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • B.A. (Hons) Counselling and Psychology.
  • Post graduate Diploma Counselling and Psychotherapy (Professional Training).
  • Certificate in Principles of Working with individuals with Learning Disabilities.
  • Certificate: Understanding End of Life Care.
  • City and Guilds: Independent Mental Health Advocacy.

Training courses including: Understanding Self-harm, Grief and Bereavement, Autism Awareness, Bullying and Safeguarding Vulnerable Children and Adults, Personality Disorder Awareness. Modern Day Slavery.

Currently also Counsellor at The University of Salford and supporting undergraduate and postgraduate students (at UCLAN, The University of Manchester, Salford and remotely Lancaster and Oxford) with mental health issues to overcome barriers to study (nine years).Also working with Pennine NHS Foundation Trust (Mental Health). Historically: Nine years working with Victim Support and seven years working with Rethink Mental Illness in psychiatric hospitals in the North West. Volunteer Counsellor at The Open Door Centre, Colne (over six years).Worked with Age U.K. ,Remploy and Positive Action in the Community at Safespace, Pendle Domestic Violence Initiative (PDVI) and local high schools.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Loneliness. Emotional wellbeing. Stillbirth.

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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

£50 for 50 minutes for individuals, £70 for couples. To be paid on the day via online banking or cash. I usually charge £50 per session, however it is important to me that everyone is able to access the mental health support that they need, therefore I am offering lower-cost face to face or telephone sessions to those who need it and feel unable to access counselling sessions via the usual fees.  Please get in touch today to discuss your individual needs.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Flexible appointment times including evenings.

Further information

My hours are flexible, including evenings.

Different locations in Barrowford, Nelson, Clitheroe and Rossendale.

Please contact me via e.mail or telephone for any enquiries, further discussion or to book any appointments. I will return your enquiry, usually within 24 hours, and you can have a brief, free, initial telephone consultation. We can mutually agree a time to set up an initial session and talk about what you want to get from counselling and any goals.  If you are happy to continue you can make arrangements for further sessions on a weekly or fortnightly basis.

The Physio & Therapy Rooms, 5 Cromwell Terrace, Barrowford, Lancashire, BB9 8PT

5 Waddington Road, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2HU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Parking on the roads opposite the clinics. Please notify me if you prefer a downstairs room. Toilets on sites.

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