Gillian Merrin

Wickford, Essex, SS12
07399 971232 07399 971232
Wickford, Essex, SS12

About me

I am a qualified Counsellor with a Person Centered approach this places the counselling relationship as the key to create  a space for deeper exploration of the self.This provides an understanding and perspective of your world, thoughts ,feelings and emotions .

In the years since I qualified I have gained skills and experience in working with adults and families through face to face or telephone counselling sessions I spent a number of years working for an agency that specialised in supporting families facing the loss of a loved one or dealing with the changes that life brings after a diagnosis of a life limiting illness. I also spent time gaining experience of living in Australia and added to my skills by working with families who are the carers for a family member with an illness, disability or mental health diagnosis.I also work with  drug addiction .

Our first meeting provides an opportunity for you to be heard and listened to, to begin the creation of a safe space for the exploration for what has brought you to seek counselling and to explore any goals you may have and how these might be achieved. This initial assessment Fee is £30 and is for 45 minutes. Session charges are for 60 mins and individual sessions £40.00. Couples £50.00 Families £60.00 these sessions would be for 90 mins.

We would start with six sessions, the sixth being a review of your journey to date and to discuss a plan for longer term therapy should this be required.

This counselling service is confidential, and I adhere to the BACP ethical framework.

Initial Assessment = £30 per mins

Individual = £40 per 60 mins

Families = £60 per 90 mins

Couples =£50 per 60 mins

Telephone = £30 per  60 min

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Cpcab level four diploma in therapeutic Counsellling .
  • Registred member of BACP NUMBER 584866 Registration number 340024
  • Trained in family and couple Counselling William Street Family Therapy Centre Perth WA
  • CBT
  • Grief and loss

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Schema Therapy


Individuals per session =£40

Couples per session =£50

Initial assessment = £30 per 45 mins

Counselling Session length 60 mins.

Family counselling session =£60 per 90 mins

Telephone =£30 per 60 mins

Further information

I have regular supervision and am fully insured.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages N/A


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


I offer appointments on a Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday evening after 6pm.

Types of client

Older adults


Gillian Merrin

Gillian Merrin