B.A. (Hons), PGDip. Counselling and Psychotherapy, Registered MBACP
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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 17 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 to make, lack of contact with our family and friends, worries about our health and finances and uncertainty about our futures, loss of loved ones and regaining our freedom again, in some instances that may not be welcomed. 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.
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.
Currently also working with Pennine NHS Foundation Trust (Mental Health) and supporting undergraduate and postgraduate students (at UCLAN, The University of Manchester, Salford and Lancaster) with mental health issues to overcome barriers to study (seven years). Volunteer Counsellor at The Open Door Centre, Colne (five years).
Historically: Nine years working with Victim Support and seven years working with Rethink Mental Illness in psychiatric hospitals in the North West. Worked with Age U.K. ,Remploy and Positive Action in the Community at Safespace, Pendle Domestic Violence Initiative (PDVI) and local high schools.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Loneliness. Emotional wellbeing. Stillbirth.
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£45 for 50 minutes for individuals. To be paid on the day via online banking or cash. I usually charge £45 per session, however it is important to me that everyone is able to access the mental health support that they need during this time, therefore I am offering lower-cost face to face or telephone sessions to those who need it and feel unable to access via the usual fees. Please get in touch today to discuss your individual needs.
When I work
Flexible appointment times including evenings.
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.