Gillian Merrin

Gillian Merrin


07399 971232

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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

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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.

Maps & Directions

Wickford, SS12

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: N/A


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes


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

Types of client

Older adults