Pamela Gilvear Dipl. Counselling, MBACP, Counselling Adults & Adolescents
There are many reasons why people seek counselling, there is no right or wrong reason, they can bring whatever is troubling them and stopping them leading the life they wish to lead. They may not even be aware of what the cause of their unhappiness is, and what is not working for them.
Counselling provides an opportunity to share concerns with a skilled listener in a safe, non judgmental and confidential environment. Through exploring your experiences, past and present, you can gain an understanding of how these experiences are linked to your current behaviours and situation. This can help you to move forward to a space which feels more balanced, comfortable and healthy.
I am a relational and integrative counsellor this means I use a variety a theoretical models in my practice; Person Centered, Gestalt, Psychodynamic, Attachment, Transactional Analysis. Working in this way gives me the tools to adapt the counselling session to meet the client's needs. I work respectfully with client's allowing them to set the pace of the work and their aim of counselling.
I have a counselling room in Old Sodbury, near Yate, South Gloucestershire, where I work with adults and adolescents.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) adhering to the association's professional Code of Ethics and I have professional indemnity insurance.
What does this mean for you?
It means I have met the BACP's standards of registration;
- My training course is accreditated by the BACP
- I have regular supervision to make sure my practice is ethical and follows good practice
- I am committed to my continual professional development
- I adhere to the BACP's ethical framework
- I am fully insured
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling - University of the West of England (level 6 qualification BACP accredited)
Advanced Specialist Diploma in Relationship Counselling (level 5)
Certificate in Counselling - University of the West of England
Transactional Analysis Certificate (101) (UKATA) - University of the West of England
Continual Professional Development
I have a diverse range of experience working with both adults and young people in private practice, primary / secondary schools and in charitable organisations.
I work with children and adolescents at both primary and secondary schools in Bristol / South Gloucestershire / Gloucestershire and with both adults and adolescents in my private practice, offering both short and long term counselling.
I have experience of working with patients, and their families, with a life limiting/threatening illness.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Please contact me to discuss any areas you wish to bring to counselling.
The initial meeting is for us to meet and see if we wish to work together. There is a choice of a 30 or a 50 minute session whichever you would prefer. All subsequent sessions are for 50 minutes.
Initial meeting - 30 minutes
£20 for individual
£25 for couples
Regular sessions - 50 minutes
-£45 for individual
-£55 for couples
Please feel free to contact me to find out more.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|