Gillian Harrison - Diploma in Theraputic Counselling (Dip.Couns) MBACP

Gillian Harrison - Diploma in Theraputic Counselling (Dip.Couns) MBACP

Old Amersham

07815 045519 / 07815 045519

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About me

Hi, my name is Gilli and I am an experienced Person-Centred Counsellor Hypnotherapist and Holistic Therapist with many years experience. I am also an accredited Bereavement Counsellor and Supervisor having worked with Cruse Bereavement Care since 2011.

I work in an integrative way combining these practices and offer an unparalleled experience for the mind body and soul.  I use CBT, NLP, EMDR, EFT, mindfulness, creativity, kindness, empathy, love and understanding.

Whether you want to improve your relationship, communicate better, explore problems, difficulties or anxiety and bring about change, together we can begin this process to secure you and your loved ones a better and brighter future.

I respect and encourage your own freedom of expression within the therapeutic process and I will work with you working on the whole person - mind, body and spirit.

Do you sometimes feel that you don’t know whether you are coming or going, and your feelings are starting to overwhelm you?  Is life beginning to feel like one long up-hill struggle and you're battling every step of the way on your own, you feel confused, frustrated and depressed.

Life can feel hard at times and things happen along the way which create difficulties in our everyday life, a bereavement, a loss of any kind, arguments, relationship problems, separation, divorce, work issues, family issues concerning children and adolescents, the list can feel endless.  Feelings of stress, anxiety and depression can bring about feelings of loneliness and isolation, sometimes you can feel "caught in the headlights", you just don’t not know which way to turn.

Talking is therapy, it helps to talk to someone who is not directly involved in your life, to talk to someone who will listen and understand where you are coming from, someone who is not critical or tells you what to do, someone who can see a situation from different angles.  It helps to share your problems with another person and to feel supported, accepted and understood, as the saying goes “two heads are better than one”.

Come and talk to me, let me walk with you on your journey for a while, together we can help get you back on track, together we can deal with any issues that are causing problems in your life, together we can bring about change in your life so that you may live your life in a more fulling and meaningful way.

I offer a supportive, non-judgemental, accepting, professional and confidential service where you can be yourself.

I offer a warm, friendly, comfortable environment in Old Amersham Buckinghamshire.  I am in easy reach of Amersham Station for the Metropolitan Tube and Chiltern Line Trains.  20 minutes' drive from the M25 Rickmansworth turn off (Junction 18) and 20 minutes' from M40 Beaconsfield turn off (Junction 2).

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Theraputic Counselling (Dip.Couns) MBACP

BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (MBACP)

Register of Federation of Holistic Therapist (MFHT)

Register of UK Reiki Federation (MUKRF)

Cruse Certificate and Accreditation in Supervision

Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

ABC Level 4 Diploma in Theory and Practice of Counselling

ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills

ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts

Certificate of Creative Arts in Counselling

Baat Certificate of Foundation in Art Therapy

Certificte of Mindfulness for Well-Being

Certificate of Understanding Mindfulness using Neuroscience

Master Practitioner of NLP

Blts Certificate Traumatic Bereavement,

Blts Certificate Grieving and Loss

Blts Certificate Impact of Death of a Parent on Children

Cruse Certificate and Accreditation in Awareness in Bereavement care

Mental Wellbeing Awareness Practitioner - Royal Air Force

Cruse Certificate supporting the Military Family

Level 1 Sign Language

Certificate Crystal Therapy

First Aid Training

I have worked in a variety of business roles and I understand the pressures of corporate life. After many years I decided to retrain and pursue a more rewarding career supporting people through counselling.

I am also an accredited Bereavement Counsellor and Supervisor having worked for Cruse Bereavement Care since 2011.

I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I work within the guidelines of the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

I have obtained the BACP Certificate of Proficiency and have regular supervision.

I also hold a clear Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check formally a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.

My private practice is in a tranquil location in the heart of Old Amersham.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with


I am a Supervisor and offer Person-Centred Supervision to individuals and groups, including trainee and experienced therapists.

I aim to provide a non-judgemental, collaborative environment where supervisees feel supported to meet all aspects of their client work. Together we explore the supervisees therapeutic work including any dilemmas that might arise.

The intention is to meet the needs of clients, to encourage self-reflection and to provide a relationship that is both challenging and supportive.

I am also a volunteer Supervisor for Buckinghamshire Cruse Bereavement Care and have also volunteered as a Bereavement Counsellor since 2011.

I offer a warm, friendly, professional environment to enable you to reflect upon your work with clients and consider the issues this raises.

I charge £60 per hour or £80 for one and a half hours.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for an initial chat or to book an appointment.


My fee for one to one Counselling is £60.00 per session.

Couples counselling is £90 per session.

I am flexible and can offer evenings and week-end appointments.

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Maps & Directions

Old Amersham, HP7

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Yes
Other languages: Level 1 Sign Language


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

All on the flat - from car to my counselling room


I am flexible with my appointments and can do daytime, evening and weekends - give me a call or ping me an e mail to arrange a mutually convenient time.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training


Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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