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Gillian McArthur MBACP (accredited)

Tonbridge, Kent, TN12
07794 556608 07794 556608

About me

Life can be challenging and feel overwhelming at times and with that can bring feelings of stress, anxiety, depression & a sense of being lost and alone.

Counselling can be life changing, helping you see things much clearer, giving you a deeper understanding of yourself, who you are, and where you want to be.

I am an Accredited BACP counsellor, psychotherapist & master practitioner for eating disorders & obesity providing a confidential counselling and psychotherapy service in a safe and comfortable setting. Together we can build a trusting, open and honest relationship which will allow you the space to talk, be heard and work through problems you may be facing.

I have experience in working with many issues including but not limited to- anxiety, abuse, depression, affairs/betrayals, love & loss, low self esteem, work related issues, OCD, bereavement.

I am also a Master Practitioner for all aspects of eating disorders- Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge eating, Obesity and I use the unique model developed by The National Centre for Eating Disorders.

My approach is Person Centred and Integrative which means that I will use different methods of therapy according to individual needs which include Gestalt, TA, CBT and Psychodynamics. I believe in creating a new therapy for each client as each client is a unique individual with unique thoughts, feelings and problems. The most important thing for me as a counsellor is that I try to see the world through my client's eyes and that I treat each client as the individual they are.

During an initial consultation we will discuss what your concerns are, your expectations of counselling and if together we will be able to form a therapeutic relationship. It is quite natural to feel anxious and nervous about an initial meet but my aim is to try to make you feel relaxed and comfortable as quickly as possible.

I work with individual adults and young people, am NHS trained and as well as working in Private practice I have worked with young people in schools for 8 years.

Most of us need help with a problem or issue at some stage in our life and I understand how hard it is to admit that and then seek out the help. Maybe now it is your time...... I look forward to hearing from you.

Please also visit my website- www.counsellingintheweald.com

Gillian

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma and Master Practitioner for Eating disorders -Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge eating, Obesity
Certificate for Nutritional Interventions for eating disorders
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
NHS training
Certificate in Advanced Counselling skills
Certificate in Basic Counselling skills

FURTHER TRAINING & WORKSHOPS

Working with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge eating- 2016
Essential Obesity- 2016
Nutritional interventions for eating disorders- 2016
Neuro-Linguistic Programming- 2015
BACP Accreditation -2014
Drawing & Talking -2012
Love & Loss -Bereavement across cultures -2011
Eating Disorders -2010
The impact of Trauma, PTSD - 2010


Member organisations

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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Christian counselling

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

FOR COUNSELLING, PSYCHOTHERAPY & COACHING:


Adults / Young person individual-
First session and consultation 1 hour- £65.00
Subsequent 50 min session - £60.00

Specialist Eating Disorder consultation 2hrs -£140.00
Subsequent  therapy sessions- £70.00

I can also offer 3 hour breakthrough sessions for eating disordered clients. Please call for further information.

Specialist Obesity consultation- 2 hrs- £140.00
Subsequent therapy & coaching sessions- £70.00

Reduced fees available for counsellors in training

AXA and CIGNA recognised Health care provider

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

I am a member of the BACP - British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, and work according to their code of ethics.

I have an up to date and clean certificate of disclosure issued by the Criminal Records Bureau

Horsmonden
Tonbridge
Kent
TN12

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

Availability

All appointments weekday and weekends by arrangement and all calls and emails answered 6 days a week including evenings

Types of client

Young people
Adults

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Gillian McArthur  MBACP (accredited)

Gillian McArthur MBACP (accredited)