Gina Howard. Dip.Counselling. MBACP reg. Mindfulness practitioner.
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Hello, my name is Gina Howard. I offer counselling to all adult ages who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, phobia's, bereavement and loneliness. My practice is near Horsham, and is within easy reach of surrounding areas including Crawley, Billingshurst and Haywards Heath.
How can counselling help you
In our constantly changing world we can find ourselves living increasingly stressful and challenging lives on a personal level, in work and in relationships. I firmly believe counselling can help you to find a more relaxed, fulfilling and insightful way of living.
Counselling can help by:
- Giving you a safe, private and confidential space to talk about your problem.
- Being listened to, heard, understood and not judged.
- Exploring and understanding what is happening for you and others in your life.
- Discovering ways of helping you find strategies and coping mechanisms.
- Increasing your sense of self awareness and confidence.
- Improving and increasing the choices you have.
- Offering both short and longer term counselling.
I would be pleased to meet you for a free initial consultation of 1/2 an hour. If you wish to continue to the full 60 minutes then half the hourly rate will be charged.
We can talk about what you hope to get out of counselling and the changes you are hoping to make. And I will need to give you some information about protecting your privacy as the General Data Protection Act requires.
I provide a pleasant private room with easy parking and access and offer both evening and day time availability. There is a picture of my counselling room below.
My fees are £40 per 60 minutes.
I offer a lower rate for students and those on benefits.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a counsellor in Other Centered Therapy at Tariki Trust. The course has its foundations based on Carl Rogers Person Centred Therapy. However the course uses both Western and Buddhist Psychology to explore human behaviour and the way forward to a happier, more contented life and acceptance of things that can’t be changed. The course also taught creative methodologies such as painting, imagination, psychodrama, drawing, sculpting with stones and other objects and role play that have proved helpful to clients over the years.
I have worked as a counsellor since 2013 gaining considerable experience working in a local counselling agency, a hospice with dying people and bereaved clients and a charity working with clients with a wide variety of issues.
I am a member of the British Association Of Counselling and Psychotherapy which means I am recognised as a qualified practitioner. I adhere to the ethical framework laid down by the BACP both on a professional and personal level.
I receive fortnightly supervision from a qualified supervisor to ensure my work is ethical, safe and effective.
I am a mindfulness practitioner having completed four 10 day silent retreats learning the art of meditation. Meditation is a twice daily practice for me and the benefits from this I have found useful in daily life and in my professional work.
Self reflection and continued personal development are important to me and I use many of the skills I learned from my counselling training to assist me.
Continued professional development include
- Sleep Disorders
- Safe Guarding
- Therapeutic Risk Taking
- Disenfranchised Grief
- Family Systems
- The Unspeakable-Death and Dying
- The Wisdom of Not Knowing
- Working with Trauma
- Exploring Felt Sense
- Clean Language
- Dependency in Counselling
- Buddhist Psychology
- CBT and the Suicidal Client
- Focusing (Mindfulness practice using the body)
- The Origin of Trauma
Contact me on 07598475228
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
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Initial 30 minute are free and if you wish to continue the whole session then £20 will be charged.
The cost per 60 minute session thereafter is £40.
I offer reduced rates for students and those on benefits.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Some evenings and day time sessions available.
Types of client