Gillian Silver MBACP
Hello, I’m Gillian - welcome to my profile.
Are you struggling with life or feeling overwhelmed and unable to move forward? You may be experiencing loss through bereavement, illness, job loss or broken relationships. You might be finding it difficult to cope with anxiety, low mood, sadness or feelings of isolation or hopelessness. Perhaps there is no-one in your life who you can talk to about your situation.
In my counselling practice I offer you a space and time where you can focus on yourself and your life and feel deeply heard. As a Person Centred counsellor my approach is one of warmth, acceptance and non-judgement in which we can work together at your own pace to explore and work through whatever is troubling you and find a way forward.
Some of the issues I can help with include: anxiety, bereavement, carer stress, depression, disordered eating, generalised anxiety disorder, family issues, loss, low self-confidence, panic disorder, relationship problems, self esteem, self-harm, sexuality / sexual identity, stress, suicidal thoughts, work-related issues.
I work with adults for long or short term counselling depending on your individual needs.
The relationship between you and your counsellor is a very important part of counselling and it is vital that you have someone you feel comfortable with. So in our first session we would explore what you are wanting from counselling and whether you feel I am the right counsellor for you. Please phone or email me to arrange an initial exploratory session.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor, registered with the BACP and I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling.
Additionally, I work as a volunteer counsellor with the One to One Project in King’s Lynn.
My work experience prior to counselling has included working in a variety of educational, health and social care settings.
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
Sessions are £40 for 50 minutes.
I take payment by cash or credit/debit card.
I see clients in central Norwich within a few minutes walk of several city car parks and bus routes and about 15 minutes walk from Norwich station. Please note there are stairs up to the first floor consulting room.