Gillian Owen - Counsellor (Adv Dip) Clinical Supervisor (PgCert) RegMBACP
Counselling for individuals and couples, Clinical Supervision, Mindfulness, CBT, Hypnotherapy and Mentoring/Life Coaching.
I understand how difficult it can be making the first steps in taking control of your life and overcome challenges and difficult situations. It may be that your difficulties lie within relationships - with yourself or others, or you may feel anxious or depressed, generally feel unable to cope or may have experienced difficult life events. You will feel listened to and begin to develop new capabilities and perspectives, increasing self confidence and self awareness.
My practice draws on many years of counselling experience, which enables me to place my client at the heart of all the work I do. I am qualified and experienced in working with evidenced based therapies which are approved by NICE - this means that that the counselling approaches I use have research evidence to prove they reduce symptoms of depression.
I have a warm, positive and down to earth approach and aim to provide an environment which is safe and comfortable, enabling you to explore the things that trouble you. In this safe, relaxing atmosphere and using a blend of therapeutic approaches, you will begin to feel empowered and ready to make the changes you know you want to make. Increasing your self belief, exploring possibilities and cultivating your inner resources are just some of the aspects we, together, can work with.
Currently in private practice for Counselling for individuals and couples, CBT, Mindfulness, Hypnotherapy and Life Coaching/Mentoring and work within the NHS as a counsellor, working with individuals who are experiencing difficulties in the following areas:
- Bereavement and Loss
- Domestic Abuse (sexual, physical and emotional)
- Rape and Sexual Abuse
- Self Esteem, Confidence and Assertiveness
- Anger Management
- Self Harm
- Relationships and Family Breakdown
- Sex and Sexuality
- Alcohol Abuse.
Counselling Sessions cost £40 and last one hour for individuals and £60 for couples
Work can be either long term or short term, depending on each individual's needs.
Mindfulness is a mind-body approach to wellbeing that can help you change the way in which you think about experiences. Simply put, Mindfulness is the ability to leave the past behind us, while also not worrying about the future. Instead we learn to live in the present moment, where our real lives are unfolding moment by moment.
Mindfulness helps reduce stress and anxiety, and also helps lift our mood, removing the dark cloud. I offer one to one Mindfulness therapy as well as development sessions.
I also offer Mindfulness training days throughout the year, which are both informative and enjoyable. For further details please feel free to contact me.
Hypnotherapy is a supportive therapy which can be used to look at past issues such as childhood memories, present issues such as exploring thoughts, emotions and feelings and also to consider future issues such as building confidence or tackling a phobia or assertiveness It can be used on specific issues, such as, breaking habits as in stopping smoking, feeling less anxious or negative eating habits.
Sessions are tailored for the individual's needs. A consultation session is advised prior to therapy in order to fully understand what goals the client wishes to achieve and develop and a therapeutic treatment plan. There is no charge for this consultation session.
Hypnotherapy Sessions - £50 (One hour)
Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy Session - £95 (Two hours)
Healthy Eating / Slimming Hypnotherapy Sessions - are tailored to suit each individual, costs can be discussed during the no obligation consultation session.
Sometimes in life we can face some difficult decisions or want/need to change our direction. It could be for a variety of reasons such as children leaving home/going to University, managing relationship breakdowns or changing jobs/careers or facing redundancy. Whatever the reason for change of direction, Coaching can help you achieve your goals by helping you define the direction and develop strategies for getting there. It is possible that by working together collaboratively, I can help you explore options, stretching beyond what you may have tried or thought about before.
Life Coaching Sessions cost £40 and last for one hour.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Grad Cert in Counselling Supervision (Integrative)
- Counselling for Depression - a specific therapy for working with depression (NICE Approved)
- Couples Counselling (NICE Approved)
- IPT - Interpersonal Therapy (NICE Approved)
- Counselling for Depression Supervision
- Diploma in Person Centred (Humanistic) Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Mentorship Diploma
- Counselling - Bereavement and Loss
- Diploma in Therapeutic Hypnotherapy
- Certificate in Personal Life Coaching
- Transactional Analysis 101 Course
Continued Professional Development Training:
- Post Grad Cert Counselling Supervision (York St John University)
- Couples Therapy - Tavistock Relationships
- Counselling for Depression (York St John University)
- IPT - Interpersonal Therapy (IPT UK)
- Emotion Focused Therapy (Robert Elliott, Strathclyde University)
- Mentorship Cert - Institute of Counselling (Strathclyde University)
- Low intensity CBT (Sheffield University)
- Mindfulness and ACT (Sheffield Hallam University)
- Working with eating disorders
- Working with individuals who have experienced dissociation and trauma (PODS)
- Working with Individuals with Learning Difficulties
- Changing Faces (a psychological approach to working with disfigurement)
- Exploring Spirituality
- Alcohol - brief interventions
Up-to-date training in Safeguarding, both adults and children and domestic abuse/violence.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer counselling supervision to experienced counsellors and trainee counsellors, working integratively to ensure all aspects of the work are considered. The focus of our supervision sessions will be on the welfare of the client alongside the wellbeing and development of the counsellor and underpinned by BACP Ethical Framework for good practice.
Fees: Qualified, employed counsellors £50
Trainee or volunteer counsellors £35
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
Counselling fees are £45 per session (individuals)
Counselling fees for Couples £60 per session
Supervision - 90 minutes £50 (reductions for trainee/students)
It's All About You! is just that.
I believe that this reflects my ability to draw on my experience in Counselling, Mindfulness, CBT, Hypnotherapy and Coaching in making my approach to therapy truly holistic. Not one therapy fits all and this allows a more individual, positive approach. I am passionate and committed to empowering the individual to find and reach their goals, equipping them with inner resources and self beliefs which will carry them forward.
I hold a current Enhanced CRB registry check.
I am a fully insured Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their Legal and Ethical Framework at all times.
Appointments can be made Monday to Thursday from 6.00 pm and Saturdays from 9.00am, Sundays from 5.00 pm
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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7 days a week, evenings and weekend availability
Types of client
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Supervision & training
I hold a Post Graduate Certificate (York St John University) in Integrative Counselling Supervision, offering supervision to counsellors and also other professionals. I believe I offer supervision which enables the supervisee to fully explore issues, dififculties and experiences that may occur in their client work as well as finding meaning and clarity as an individual. .View supervision profile