Gillian Whichelow M.BACP. ACCRED.

Gillian Whichelow   M.BACP. ACCRED.


01268 691063 / 07873 763365

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About me

I am Gill Whichelow, a Professionally Trained and Qualified Counsellor with many years experience. M.BACP Accredited, Fully Insured and CRB. checked.
My aim as a counsellor is to create a warm, empathic space within which issues and difficulties can be explored in confidence. I believe one of the key values of counselling lies in giving time and understanding to those aspects of our lives which, from time to time, cause us to feel we are being pushed beyond our limits.

Forming a relationship that reflects the individual nature of the client's personality, allowing them to work at their own pace, to help them find understanding and meaning, is a main priority in my work. I am confident that, working together, we can find a way for you to move forward with confidence and understanding into happier times.
Although my training includes a range of psychodynamic and humanistic approaches also CBT, I work according to the needs, lifestyle and culture of the individual, rather than imposing a specific technique. What guides my work more than anything else is my belief in the importance of the relationship between client and counsellor, which needs to be based on trust, mutual respect and the desire to work in partnership.

I have experience of working with clients from a range of different age groups, backgrounds and cultures and welcome cultural difference.

My private practice is located on Canvey Island, where I work with Individuals, Couples and young people. I offer prompt flexible appointments am/pm both weekdays and Saturday mornings.

People seek counselling for many different reasons. You may be experiencing problems within your personal relationships, at home or at work. You may have experienced a traumatic event in your life, such as a bereavement that has left you feeling lonely and anxious. You may feel depressed and not know why, or maybe you are just having difficulty coping with a past event and you just need someone to talk to.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been a Qualified Professionally trained Counsellor for more than 10 years. I am also a trained and experienced CBT Practitioner.

I am an Accredited Member of the BACP, fully insured and CRB Checked.

As well as my work in my private practice, I have dedicated my time working in a Voluntary capacity as counsellor for both Canvey Community Children's Centre and the "St. Nicholas Family Centre", and also as a Bereavement Counsellor for Cruse Bereavement Care.

I am a trained Adoption Support Counsellor for Barnardo's Link and a Relate trained Couples Counsellor.

Cert. CBT for Depression
Cert. Counselling Supervision Theory & Skills                
Cert  Brief Solution Focused Therapy Theory & Practice

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Trained and Experienced CBT. Practitioner.


Individual Session                      £30
Couple Counselling                     £35

Counselling Students                  £20 
Counselling supervision Students  £25

Counselling Supervision               £35

I have put aside a number of sessions for people of limited means,
(i.e. Seniors/students/unemployed) - fee £20.

Further information

I am located on Canvey Island, the Winter gardens area, just as you come onto the Island. 5-10 minutes drive from Benfleet Station and Sadlers Farm roundabout.

Driving, Canvey is convenient for the A13 and A127 corridor and all surrounding areas.

There is a Bus stop just a few minutes from my door, serving most surrounding areas.

There is safe easy parking in a well lit street outside.

Maps & Directions


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