Gillie Farnworth PG Dip. Counsellor and Psychotherapist MBACP, MNCS Accred.

Gillie Farnworth PG Dip. Counsellor and Psychotherapist MBACP, MNCS Accred.

About me

Welcome and thank you for reading my profile.

For some of us life's journey does not run as smoothly as we may like. If you are suffering from generalised anxiety, stress or depression relating to work or relationships, simple family issues or separation and divorce then counselling is an opportunity for you to make a positive change to your life. If you are struggling it can be good to talk.

I provide a professional and confidential counselling and psychotherapy service to adults, couples and people over the age of 16, to explore these sometimes difficult feelings and emotions, working in an integrative way I will tailor my counselling style to suit your needs. Offering you insights into issues that may have arisen from the past or present, help you recognise how this affects you in the here and now and focus on changing the negative thoughts and behaviours into more positive ones. This can bring positive changes to your decision making and actions, which can enable you to develop a greater understanding of yourself and how you relate to others. It helps you to consider the changes you may wish to make in order to help yourself and to make those changes with the support of an ongoing therapeutic relationship.

I am qualified to post graduate diploma level as a counsellor and psychotherapist and a fully registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and an accredited registrant with the National Counselling Society (NCS). I am committed to working within these ethical boundaries. You can find out more about the BACP and NCS by visiting their websites,, where I am registered on both.

I practice in the Risca area of Newport which is easily accessible just a short drive from junction 27 of the M4. There is plenty of parking available.

If you would like to make an appointment or have any questions about how counselling can help you, please feel free to contact me in confidence by telephone on 07787 550897 and leave a message, or alternatively by email at

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications include:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Advanced Certificate in Counselling
  • Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Human Givens Work Place Stress
  • Human Givens: Certificate in The Fast Trauma and Phobia Cure
  • Human Givens: How to Tell Stories that Heal
  • Human Givens: How to Lift Depression
  • Human Givens: How to Make Counselling More effective
  • Treatment Interventions
  • Risk Assessment
  • Certificate in Child Protection Awareness
  • Certificate in Gambling Awareness
  • Certificate in Motivational Interviewing
  • Certificate in Substance Misuse Training
  • Substance Misuse as a Secondary Problem
  • Teaching Clients to Reduce Relationship Conflict
  • Advanced Couples Course; Meeting Their Partners Needs
  • National Counselling Society: Self Acceptance

I have been practicing in the Newport area for 10 years, much of my experience has been gained whilst working closely with vulnerable adults within local government support services. I have also consulted with multi-national companies with reference to stress management as required.

In my capacity working within the Private Healthcare sector I have worked with some of the UK's most prevalent bariatric surgeons. My first hand knowledge of Gastric Band and Gastric Bypass surgery means that I can offer empathy and true understanding to anyone thinking of having these procedures. This can be an extremely emotional and confusing time where by counselling can offer you some clarity and peace of mind, allowing you to make an informed decision.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I can offer extensive support to anyone considering Weight Loss surgery. I have first hand knowledge of Gastric Banding and Gastric Bypass surgery. Please see my experience section.

Photos & videos

  • New therapy room


Individuals - £50.00 for each 60 minute session. (Initial session includes free 20 minute assessment)

Couples - £60.00 for each 60 minute session

I have daytime and evening appointments available Monday - Friday

Further information

I am committed to keeping up with my continued learning and attend seminars and courses to further my experience in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. This ensures I work within the ethical boundaries of the BACP and promotes a safe and ethical environment for my clients.

I adhere to the BACP guidelines for practice, which includes regular supervision and I have professional liability insurance.

Maps & Directions

Newport, NP11

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Daytime and evening appointments available Monday to Thursday

Types of client

Young people