Gillian Lishman

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BA (Hons) DPC
Available for new clients
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Morpeth NE65 & Alnwick NE66
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Although reaching out can feel daunting; relax - you've already taken the first step.

My approach is warm, friendly, and relaxed, my aim, to put you at ease. I will enjoy getting to know you, building our relationship by listening to your story.

My focus will be you and your needs; together we can explore your concerns and make a difference.  Sitting alongside you, beginning to look with understanding at patterns in your life, and habitual mind sets we could  change things for the better.

I use an integrative approach in my work; I believe that forming a successful therapeutic relationship is key; this creates the right environment to help you gain valuable insight into your beliefs and ways of being.

Therapy can be a way of drawing the curtains back, helping you understand the sources of uncomfortable feelings and distress which may be holding you back. We can find an alternative way of being, of living more freely; life could be simpler and more rewarding

Take the first step and see what follows - get in touch with me; begin.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • BA (Hons) Degree Art History 
  • 2 years of placement training in GP Surgery 
  • Member of Northern Guild of Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • 12 years experience working in schools

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session

Additional information

My fees are payable in advance of the session, by bank transfer ideally. I will supply payment details when we arrange a consultation.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I can be flexible about working times for on-line consultations.

Further information

I am available on a Monday in a centrally located premises in Alnwick. I also work remotely, which gives greater flexibility of appointments.

Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65

Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Gillian Lishman
Gillian Lishman