Gillian Swann, MBACP (Accred)

Gillian Swann, MBACP (Accred)

Greater Manchester


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About me

I work with adults, young people (aged 13 and above) and organisations, on a face to face basis for short or long term therapy work. I offer a Person-Centred approach incorporating elements of the CBT modality, where appropriate. We will discuss this together to see which approach will suit you best depending on what you want to achieve with your therapeutic sessions. Online sessions and telephone sessions can be provided if this is appropriate, depending on your individual needs.

I work from a home-based office and provide 50-minute sessions. I also currently work in the charity sector, providing therapy to survivor's of Sexual Violence and have worked with issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Work-related stress, anger, domestic violence, bereavement and fear, OCD, Dissociation and Borderline Personality Disorder.

I am passionate about the healing affects that counselling can bring and understand that clients sometimes feel nervous about starting the process. So when you contact me, I will explain more about what Person centred counselling/CBT is to see if this fits with you.

We can meet for free for 20 minutes to complete a quick assessment questionnaire this will help us to decide together what you want to work on. From there, you can choose how many sessions you may need. Many clients need around 6 sessions, but some clients need more, some need less. You will be in control of how many sessions may be needed. For some people, starting the process is the most difficult part as fear and anxiety can prevent people from making the first call, I understand this and you will receive a warm welcome when you contact me.

I am a registered and accredited member of the BACP and I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.  I have been qualified as a Counsellor since 2016 and have 15 years of experience teaching in Education settings before this, working with young people aged 11- 16.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 5 Diploma in CBT
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • office


£40 per 50 minute session

£30 per 50 minute session for under 18's/OAPs

£25 per 50 minutes session for student counsellors'

Further information

Parking is available on the drive and a small sign on the door stating Thrive services protects confidentiality further.

Maps & Directions

Leigh, WN7

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Mondays and Tuesdays between 9am and 1pm, Wednesday and Thursday between 10 am and 12. Friday between 9am and 1pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme