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.
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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. I offer reduced fees to those in the categories listed. I have two spaces in my practice for reduced fee clients.