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About me

My Name is Gillian Scott, and I am a qualified, Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I'm also trained in Mental Health First Aid. More importantly, in the past, I've been where you are now, trying to find the courage to say to someone, 'I need help'. So I know how difficult taking this first step is. No one ever said life would be easy and at times we all need a little help to find our way through life's difficulties. Person-centred counselling offers you the non-judgmental space to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions in a safe, supported way. As a person-centred counsellor I will not tell you what to do or tell you that your thinking is wrong. Instead, I will be there beside you to help you find your own solution. To help you build your self-esteem, trust your own decision-making abilities, and learn to love yourself for who you really are.

Training, qualifications & experience

I work within the BACP ethical framework to ensure I provide the very best service for you, whatever your needs. For the past 2 years, I have been a volunteer counsellor with Counselling in the Community, a charity in Blackpool providing me with experience of loss, bereavement, depression, anxiety, addiction and relationship issues.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees are £45 per hour for individual counselling. I accept payment by bank transfer, cash or card payment.

Further information

I hold a Foundation Degree in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy currently studying a BA top-up degree in Integrative Counselling.

Lighthouse Counselling Services, Premier Business Centre, Premier Way, Poulton-le-Fylde, FY6 8JP

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

a lift is available in the building

Online platforms

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