Gilly Hewlett MBACP
“You have to change by yourself, but you don’t have to do it on your own.”
Life can be very complicated. Most of us will be faced at some point with experiences, losses and challenges that make it difficult to cope. When this happens some people bottle up their thoughts and emotions, which results in them feeling depressed, anxious, alone. Others feels so frustrated and out of control, they explode in emotional outbursts of anger or despair. At times it can be hard to imagine that things will ever get better …
But I believe that deep inside everyone has the ability and power to change how they think, feel or behave in order to make life a little easier. It’s just that sometimes they need a little help working it all out.
I can offer you the chance to talk and be heard, to feel accepted and understood. I will not judge or criticize you, nor tell you what you should or shouldn’t be doing. Instead I will really listen and try to understand what it is like to be you. After all, you are the only person who has lived your life.
Together we can help you to understand your feelings and emotions more clearly so that you can take the first steps towards taking back some control and making the changes necessary for you to face the future more positively.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a professionally qualified and experienced Person-Centred counsellor also trained in a range of other therapeutic models including Creative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Family Intervention. This allows me to offer clients a very personal and individual experience, tailor made to their unique needs and requirements. (Please see my website for more information).
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I hold full professional liability insurance and an enhanced CRB check.
Young People: I see clients of all ages in my private practice, but have extensive experience working with teenagers on many issues including low self esteem, depression, anxiety, self harm, parental divorce or separation and bullying.. I understand just how uniquely difficult life can be for them under the pressures of modern life and offer a safe space for young people to talk without fear of judgment, criticism or the risk of upsetting or offending anyone.
In addition to my private practice, I have worked as a school counsellor in two Buckinghamshire secondary schools and a charity-run agency in High Wycombe.
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Creative Arts in Counselling
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Techniques
Certificate in Working with Families
I regularly attend specialist training courses, including:
Self Harm & Suicide in Young People
Enabling Children and Young People to Develop & Sustain Positive Self Esteem
Children and Young People Affected by Life-Threatening Illness and Bereavement
Loss and Bereavement
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Bereavement and Child Bereavement
Supporting Young People Making Choices around Sexual Relationships
Sand Play Therapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
The fee for each 50 minute session is £45, payable on the day by cash or cheque.
I am sometimes able to offer concessionary rates, please ask for details.
Our first session would be a no-obligation opportunity for us to meet in person, learn a little about each other and discuss the counselling process. Parents can accompany their children for part of this meeting if they would like.
I understand that sometimes appointments need to be cancelled or re-arranged. There is no charge if 24 hours' notice is given.
I offer appointments during the day or early evening on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in a comfortable and confidential setting in the centre of High Wycombe.
It is entirely up to you how long you come for counselling. For some people just a few sessions can help, others choose to stay longer depending on their individual needs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|