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Are you experiencing thoughts or feelings you no longer want, or is there a situation you would like to change? Counselling is about helping you with the challenges you are currently facing, so that you may understand and cope with feelings and emotions more effectively. You may have been struggling with these difficulties for some time, I can help you find ways to break cycles and move forward with life. Helping you to unravel dilemmas, enabling you to feel less isolated or adrift and offer you a safe place to explore these thoughts and feelings that you may be suppressing.

"Let go of who you think you're supposed to be; embrace who you are."

Brene Brown

I provide a professional and confidential counselling and psychotherapy service to people 18 years and over, 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 they're websites, www.bacp.co.uk, www.nationalcounsellingsociety.org where I am registered on both.

My practice is easily accessible, just a short drive from junction 24 of the M4, with 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 gilliefarn@hotmail.co.uk.

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
  • TA 101
  • 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
  • Building Resilience in Our Clients and Ourselves
  • Narcissistic Traits and Emotional Abuse
  • Working with Adolescents
  • 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.

The Fast Trauma Cure:

Traditionally trauma has been treated over long periods of time, maybe even years. This can often be a very painful experience for the recipient, revisiting distressing memories that you would really rather forget, hence many find it easier to avoid seeking help altogether. I am experienced in working with The Fast Trauma Cure, which is otherwise known as 'The Rewind' technique. Although this cannot erase the memory, the technique works by allowing the individual, whilst in a safe relaxed state, to revisit the traumatic memory and store this as an ‘ordinary’ non-threatening memory; instead of a memory that continually activates the flight or fight response. It can be used to treat any trauma from PTSD, rape, sexual abuse, child abuse, bullying and much more.

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.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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.

National Counselling Society

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.

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.

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Additional information

Individuals - £55.00 for each 60 minute session.

Couples - £70.00 for each 60 minute session

I have daytime and evening appointments available Monday - Thursday.


Daytime and evening appointments available Monday to Thursday

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.



Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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I am able to offer sessions in person, via telephone, video call or online.

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Gillie Farnworth

Gillie Farnworth