We live in a fast-paced fragmented society in which it’s vital to have space to be really listened to and understood. We all need time and space to voice our deepest fears and anxieties in a safe and confidential environment.
My name is Gillian and I offer integrated therapy with the person-centered approach at its core: we all have innate ability to find our way through the maze of life; counselling can really help individuals to appreciate and understand their own personal strengths.
As a qualified clinical hypnotherapist, I use hypnotherapy to back up my counselling practice; it is invaluable for a myriad of presenting issues from anxiety and phobias to addictions. I’ve had clients who have revealed personal details they have never had the courage to impart to anyone before; it’s always a deep privilege to be held in such trust
I have experience with a large range of presenting issues-particularly
- domestic abuse
- challenging parenting
I can work with individuals or couples as well as secondary age children and adolescents.
Getting in touch...
It is daunting to meet the stranger who will become your personal counsellor. I want you to feel entirely safe and comfortable knowing our relationship is completely confidential and non-judgmental. I offer new clients a FREE 30 min introductory appointment so we can meet each other and determine if we can work well together.
If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, then I welcome you to either call or text me on 07968 250364 or click here to send me an email.
I work from private practice in the midst of the beautiful Tanat Valley with off-road parking and easy access (one step). Due to the location, it is necessary to drive/arrange to be driven. If you are unable to get to me for a session, I am prepared to make house calls in some circumstances, please discuss this with me in our initial chat!
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate of Counselling Skills (2003)
- Diploma in Counselling (2007)
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2007)
- Certificate Applied Arts in Health (2008)
- Dip CAH, HPD (Clinical Hypnotherapy) (2012)
- Citizen Anger Management Practitioner (2014)
- Hypnobirthing Practitioner (2015)
- Certificate in Couples Counselling (2017)
- Certificate in Counselling Children & Young People (2019).
I qualified as a counsellor in 2007 and have since worked in the public sector. I have experience in helping clients with diverse difficulties ranging from bereavement, anxiety and depression, addictions, PTSD, OCD, lack of confidence and phobias. I also have experience in relationship counselling and working with children and young people.
I have been trained in the person-centered approach and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). I have been an Accredited Counsellor since 2012 and am a Licensed Practitioner for Citizen Anger Management.
I am also a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and find it invaluable to integrate hypnotherapy as a tool to aid relaxation and treat addictions and phobias. Regression therapy can also be extremely useful for clients who struggle to resolve issues from their past.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer new clients a FREE 30 min introductory appointment so we can meet each other and determine if we can work well together. This also means the necessary paperwork can be completed with less inconvenience to you! After that, it is your choice if you wish to continue.
My fees are £45 per hour (some hypnotherapy sessions may last longer than this). I can offer reduced fees to clients in receipt of state benefits. Please call me to discuss your circumstances.
Flexible working hours to suit you. Evenings and week ends can be arranged by prior appointment.