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Gillian Swann, MBACP (Accred)

Leigh, Greater Manchester, WN7
07988382258 07988382258 Registered / Accredited

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

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Person-centred therapy

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£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.

Greater Manchester

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Wheelchair user access


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
Gillian Swann, MBACP (Accred)

Gillian Swann, MBACP (Accred)