Gillian McArthur MBACP (accredited)

Gillian McArthur  MBACP (accredited)


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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. I am a recognised Provider for BUPA 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.

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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


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


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Christian counselling



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

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

Reduced fees available for counsellors in training

BUPA and CIGNA recognised Health care provider

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

Maps & Directions

Tonbridge, TN12

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


All appointments weekday and weekends by arrangement and all calls and emails answered 7 days a week including evenings

Types of client

Young people