Pamela Gilvear Dipl. Counselling, MBACP, Counselling Adults & Adolescents
There are many reasons why people seek counselling and there is no right or wrong reason. You can bring whatever is troubling you and stopping you lead the life you wish to lead. You may not even be aware of the cause of the unhappiness, and what is not working in your life.
Counselling offers a space where you can 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 work in a way that acknowledges and respects the whole person; mind, body and spirit. Exploring all aspects allows you to unravel and understand the cause of the disharmony; mentally, physically and emotionally.
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 your needs. I work respectfully allowing you to set the pace and the aim.
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
Please feel free to get in touch to find out more about how we can work together and whether you feel I am the right therapist for you.
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 currently work with individuals and couples, age range from 11 years upwards in my private practice, offering both short and long term counselling/psychotherapy.
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|