Gillian Merrin

Gillian Merrin



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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 deeper exploration of the self, to provide an understanding and perspective of your world and your thoughts and feelings.

In the years since I qualified I have gained skills and experience in working with adults either face to face or over the telephone. 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.

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 assesment is free, and would last 45 minutes.

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.

My fees are £40 per 60 minute session

Couples £50 per 60 minute session

Concessions are offered for students.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Cpcab level four diploma in therapeutic Counsellling .
  • Registred member of BACP NUMBER 584866
  • 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 no cost.

Session length 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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: N/A


I am very flexible with appointments, I can offer weekday and evening times.

Types of client

Older adults