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Gilly Russell - Dip.Counselling, BA (Hons), BPC Registered, MBACP.

Gillingham, Dorset, SP8
07500 633864 07500 633864 Registered / Accredited

About me

Getting Started

We all experience difficult emotions and anxiety at times but if these feelings become constant or overwhelming it can leave you feeling concerned as to why you feel as you do.

Maybe there's something happening in your life currently, a situation, a place, a person maybe that you're struggling to make sense of?

Talking with a therapist can be the most positive decision for you and those closest to you.

How I can help you

My aim is to work with you, I offer a supportive, confidential space, a place to be heard, where you may talk through whatever is on your mind.

My counselling approach is psychodynamic, which means that I work in the following ways:

I believe that our thinking and behaviour is affected by certain things that we are not fully aware of; past experiences that are stopping you from moving forward in your present situations. Rather than remaining stuck they can be unravelled, talked about, allowing for growth and change.

This approach can offer understanding and meaning to situations that may be troubling you or causing you anxiety, anger or sadness. Working together in a supportive non-judgemental way will allow you to voice your feelings about things and give greater self awareness, allowing you to make lasting, meaningful changes.

How I work

Session times are 50 minutes and we would meet regularly, usually once a week at the same time and day.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified counsellor, registered with both the BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council) and BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).

I also have a BA (Hons) and hold a current Government Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate.

I have experience of working with a diverse range of people and difficulties.

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.

BACP

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.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). 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.

British Psychoanalytic Council

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.

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Initial consultation is £25. Fees are £40 each session. Concessions are available.

Further information

I can be contacted either by email at gillyrussell202@gmail.com or by leaving a message on the following number and I will return your call promptly. 07500 633864.

Gillingham
Dorset
SP8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Monday to Friday 8am - 7pm. Evening and Saturday appointments are available where possible.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Gilly Russell - Dip.Counselling, BA (Hons), BPC Registered, MBACP.

Gilly Russell - Dip.Counselling, BA (Hons), BPC Registered, MBACP.