Pamela Gilvear Dipl. Counselling, MBACP, Counselling Adults & Adolescents

Pamela Gilvear Dipl. Counselling, MBACP, Counselling Adults & Adolescents


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About me

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.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Unfulfilling relationships

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

Germoe, TR20

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme