Gillian Swann

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MBACP (Accred)
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Leigh, Greater Manchester, WN7
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

I work with adults and organisations, on a face to face basis/online (telephone or zoom) 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.

I work from a home-based location for telephone and zoom and an office base for face to face sessions. I provide 50-minute sessions. I also provide therapy to survivor's of Sexual Violence and have worked with issues such as PTSD, Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, anger and domestic violence.

I have experience of working with clients who have suffered a bereavement and want to process the loss and find a way to move forward. Also, i work with two EAP's who provide assistance with work related issues, such as stress, anxiety, depression, difficult relationships with colleagues/line managers and illness.

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

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£40.00 per session

Additional information

£40 per 50 minute session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

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

Leigh, Greater Manchester, WN7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme
Gillian Swann
Gillian Swann