Gillian McGowan

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Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43
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About me

Hello, I'm Gillian. I'm trained as an Integrated Counsellor which means I studied a variety of counselling approaches, but I consider myself a Person Centred Counsellor. Person Centred Counselling starts with a premise that everyone is basically trying to be their best self, but life gets in the way sometimes. Things like trauma, incidents, abuse, how we are treated by our parents or in our relationships. These events then alter how we see ourselves. Our self belief, our self esteem, our values can be altered by how other people or events have molded us.

By exploring these events in the past or the present from your point of view, we can help gain perspective, resolution, understanding but importantly find the reserves and answers you have in you.

It may be a particular event you want to explore. It may be you want to explore general feelings of low self esteem. You may just want to be heard. I have no set agenda, you are the expert in your own life and we go where you want us to go at the pace you want us to go.

I am a remote only counsellor meaning I work through Zoom video sessions or phone sessions. 

I am available for appointments the following times:

  • Tuesday 5:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Thursday 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Saturday 12:00pm- 4:00pm

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an Advanced Diploma in psychotherapeutic Counselling which I gained after 3 years of study and 100 clinical hours of counselling. I have worked in mental health for 22 years, 6 years as a qualified professional counsellor.

I have worked since 2003 in various areas of support including:

  • Rape Crisis - volunteer helpline worker
  • NHS - Crisis worker for victims of sexual violence
  • Carr-Gomm - Mental Health Worker
  • Adullam - Support worker/Homeless Support
  • Womens Aid - Domestic Violence Worker.
  • Derbyshire WISH- counselling coordinator. 

I currently provide counselling services for a domestic violence service as well as private clients.

I'm an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and adhere to their code of practice. I have regular clinical supervision in accordance with my governing body to ensure I am working to a high ethical standard.I also carry out continuous professional development and training to ensure my skills and knowledge are kept up to date.

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Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Low income/student - £25.00 for 50 minutes/ £15 for 30 minutes 

Standard rate - £40.00 For 50 minutes/ £24 for 30 minutes. 

 Payments by bank transfer . Sessions can be 30 minutes or 50 minutes and can be  weekly/fortnightly or whatever feels right for you. I see clients aged 18 years+.

Please e-mail for appointments.

When I work

I am available for appointments the following times: Tuesday 4:30pm - 8:00pm Thursday 4:30 pm - 8:00pm Friday 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

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Gillian McGowan
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