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Gilly Fairbairn

Post Grad diploma Integrative Counsellor. MBACP

About me

There may be unresolved traumas in your life, painful feelings in relation to loss and bereavement or possibly some important decisions that need to be made which are causing you distress and confusion. Maybe you feel stuck with a lack of direction and focus or find yourself repeating unhelpful patterns of behaviour.

I work integratively offering a safe space to explore issues, find solutions and make appropriate changes. Being heard and understood without judgement is the most important aspect of my work. My core belief is that our past informs our present which shapes our future.

Together we can explore all aspects of your life in a holistic way in order to empower you make the choices and decisions you feel are appropriate for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a professional, qualified and experienced counsellor based in Surrey and I hold a distinction in a post graduate diploma in Integrative counselling from Greenwich University. I have had a career in the substance misuse and mental health field for more than 30 years. This has afforded me many years experience working with the consequences of trauma, the intricacies of relationships and the negative outcomes of self defeating behaviour and thoughts. Addiction is just one symptom. Unhelpful coping strategies are multiple including self harm, eating disorders and obsessive behaviours.

I have extensive experience of working with family members who are impacted as a result of their loved ones struggles.

Give me a call or send me an e mail and we can set up an initial session to talk about what you want to get out of counselling and if you are happy to continue we will arrange the time to start your sessions.

Member organisations


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.


Additional information

£45 - £50 individual counselling

£55 - Couples Counselling


I am available during the week and some evenings and weekends. Please do contact me if you need a home visit and we can discuss this as a potential option.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

I am able to travel to you within a reasonable distance to accommodate those people who have difficulty getting out. This may be due to a disability or personal circumstances.

Gilly Fairbairn

Gilly Fairbairn