Tammy Gibson BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy. BACP registered.
If you are considering seeking support for yourself or someone else, I would encourage you to get the support you or they need and deserve.
Counselling & psychotherapy are tools to help you deal with issues, challenges, behaviours and ways of being, that cause you distress and conflict, which prevent or restrict you from moving towards the life you want or the person you are or want to be.
I will provide you with a safe place to explore your difficulties in a welcoming, supportive and non-judgemental environment.
At some point in our lives it is likely we will experience situations, where our thoughts, feelings and behaviours are difficult to make sense of. We may feel ashamed, unstable and abandoned, anxious and depressed, lost, alone and confused, stressed, raging, angry, frustrated, fearful, vulnerable and terrified.
Not knowing what to do or how to respond to such emotions and situations often makes us feel powerless, helpless and stuck.
If we cant make sense of something, how can we possibly understand it? If we are struggling to understand our sense of purpose and meaning, how can we identify what we want or need and enable ourselves to move forward?
I see the therapeutic relationship as a reparative one where healing can occur.
What I Offer
My approach to therapy is to offer you my full presence in a very mutual, transparent and real way, providing a safe welcoming space where you are free to voice and explore your fears, anxieties and vulnerabilities in confidence.
As a Humanistic Integrative counsellor I see you as a whole and unique individual and I will work with you to explore your experiences of the world, without judgement or expectation.
To support and understand you I will work with your truth and not my own, taking your experiences and working with them in the here and now.
I offer a range of counselling options including short term and solution-focused brief therapy, or longer term psychotherapy to explore deeper or long standing issues. I also offer on-line and telephone counselling.
I believe that by you sharing your experiences with me, I can support you in an empathic manner to enhance your inner power and develop your capacity to make choices which will enable your growth and well-being.
How Will Counselling Help
From birth and in childhood, our experiences with others and our environment informs us about who we are; our way of being; how we are in relationship and who we become in adulthood.
We develop patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviours in relation to our interactions with others based on our life experience and our beliefs, frequently based on what we have been told by those within our environments.
These beliefs and ways of being can be both helpful and unhelpful to us as well as difficult to change when they have been part of us for a long time, but neuroscientific evidence shows that our brain has the ability to reproduce new neurons and reorganise itself by forming new neural connections throughout life.
There are a number of ways in which new neural connections can be developed, one way is by having the reparative experience of being in a therapeutic relationship.
1. Call me and make an appointment to see me for an initial assessment session to see what you would like to get from therapy and if you and I are able to work together.
2. I will discuss with you the type of therapeutic support you want to help you decide on a course of therapy. It will either be short-term or brief solution focussed therapy, exploring a particular issue, or longer term therapy, for more in-depth work. I will guide you through the options available with me, the duration and frequency of the therapy sessions, my fees, confidentiality and other issues.
3. Getting started, most people attend therapy once a week and each session lasts 50 minutes. You are under no obligation to continue after the first assessment session, and you may end therapy at any time.
Ending - Stop at any time you like
Ending the therapy can be done at any time, it can be pre-determined through short fixed-term work or with long term therapy the ending is usually more gradual.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor with a BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy through The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute.
I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including, shame; depression and anxiety; grief, bereavement and loss; rage and anger; confidence and self esteem; health and relationship difficulties including couples counselling.
I have also worked with trauma and issues which have historical roots from childhood including sexual, physical and emotional abuse which continue to impact in adulthood.
Alongside my private practice, I have undertaken volunteer counselling at a GP practice in St Ann's, Nottingham Trent University and ChildLine.
I am experienced in short term counselling and longer term psychotherapy.
I have worked with young people aged from 11 years upwards as a qualified Youth Worker & Leader In Charge for 7 years, a qualified Learning Mentor in a secondary school for 5 years and as a Trainer delivering Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) training to 14-16 year olds in a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU).
I have spent 4 years working as a Support Worker within care and housing organisations including RETHINK the mental health charity, Metropolitan Support Trust, St Vincent De Paul's Young Women's Hostel, and Nottingham City Council Children's Homes.
I have experience of supervising and training both paid and voluntary staff in a wide variety of organisations including Youth and Community, Secondary and Higher Education, Charities and Social Enterprises as well as the private sector.
I have over 7 years experience creating, developing and managing projects in Higher Education and Charities.
I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical guidelines for good practice. I am currently working towards BACP accreditation.
I attend regular supervision to ensure I work in an ethical and professional manner and continue with my own personal and professional development. I am fully insured for counselling and psychotherapy work. I have experience of working with clients from diverse and wide ranging backgrounds including culture, race, sexuality, disability and faith.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Individual Psychotherapy and Counselling - £50 per 50 minute session.
Concessions available for students and those on low income.
All fees are payable at each appointment by cash or cheque, unless otherwise agreed.
Full fees are chargeable if appointments are cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.
Late arrivals will still be charged at full cost and the session will finish at the original booked time.
If you need to re-arrange an appointment, call me and I will do my best to accommodate you.
I offer a private and comfortable counselling room in The Park, Nottingham with car parking and close access to bus services on Derby Road (by The Walton Hotel).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Types of client