Gill Thilthorpe Dip.Coun (MBACP)

Gill Thilthorpe Dip.Coun  (MBACP)

Alva Counselling
Alva House
DA12 5UE


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About me

At some point in our lives we may experience emotions and situations that are hard to make sense of. We may experience many different feelings which may include feeling confused,alone,depressed, anxious,angry and frustrated. Counselling provides a space for people to talk and explore their thoughts and feelings and can empower them to lead more fulfilling lives. Integrative counselling means that I have been trained in more than one theory. By using differerent techniques from these approaches enables  me to adapt my method to suit my clients needs.

I believe people to be their own "Expert" and I work with a holistic approach. By working together with you will  identify solutions and strategies to help you make changes in your life. My role as a Counsellor is not to give advice but to listen and help my clients gain insight into their thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

I have an accepting attitude and I am genuine and open towards my clients,placing great emphasis on the  theraputic relationship, as this in my experience leads to the most successful outcomes. I provide a safe, warm, non-judgemental environment for my clients to be able to talk  in strictest confidence about any issues or problems they may have. I have well over three years experience working in primary care (NHS) with men, women and young adults presenting with various issues and problems. Some of which are depression, anxiety, anger management, bereavement, guilt,fears and phobias,relationship issues and clients comtemplating bariatric surgery. I have recently become qualified in (CFD) Counselling for depression and am working in the NHS.

If you are not sure if I would be the right counsellor for you I would answer that question by saying I will be happy to speak to you on the phone to discuss how counselling could benefit you and there is no obligation..I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and I adhere to their Ethical Framework for good practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling Skills

BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling (NHS)

Certificate in Bereavement Counselling

Certificate in working with postnatal depression and pregnancy loss.

Certificate in ' Looked after Children'.

Certificate in British Sign Language

Certificate in Assertiveness training.

Certificate in Counselling for depression (NHS)

Below are  just some of the issues I have had experience in working with:

• Anxiety

• Anger Management

• Depression

• Pregnancy Loss, Post natal depression, bereavement, divorce, redundancy

• low self esteem

• self worth

• stress and phobias

• Weight management issues and pre bariatric counselling

• Relationship issues and prob

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I offer an initial consultation fee of £25.00 and thereafter £40.00 per fifty minute session.£45.00 for couples and £30.00 for students.

Further information

I offer long and short term therapy to both men, women and couples on a basis to be mutually agreed.If you would like to contact me please feel free to phone on 07582 513 918 to discuss how counselling could benefit you and to arrange an initial consultation, If I do not answer straightaway please leave me a message and a time that will be convenient to call you back.Or by e-mail to All enquiries are treated in strictest confidence.

Maps & Directions

Gravesend, DA12 5UE

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I offer weekday, evening and some Saturday appointments

Types of client

Young people
Older adults