Welcome to Gillian McArthur Counselling in the Weald
"Working together through life's challenges"
We all experience times in our life when we may be faced with the unexpected or difficult and painful events. We make plans, have dreams and goals for the future and we are getting on with our day to day existence and then this little thing called 'life' happens and changes everything. Believe it or not some of the challenges we face are exactly what we need. If we were not faced with obstacles throughout our life we would never have the chance to grow and develop into strong human beings and discover our core identity.
As a Counsellor & Psychotherapist I will work alongside you and support you whilst together we look at current issues, negative past history and how this may be continually emerging in new circumstances and relationships and how you may wish to make changes in your life. I am also a Master Practitioner for Eating Disorders and Obesity coaching.
Clients often ask what the difference is between counselling & psychotherapy and there seems to be much confusion about these two terms. Simply put, the two are often interchangeable therapies that overlap in a number of ways but they basically relate to the depth and length of therapeutic work. Counselling is usually short-term work as apposed to psychotherapy which is usually longer term.
Facing life challenges alone can feel overwhelming and with that can come feelings of stress, anxiety, depression and a sense of being lost and isolated. Counselling and psychotherapy can be life changing, helping you see things much clearer, giving you a deeper understanding of yourself, who you are and where you want to be. Some of my clients are keen to look at their spiritual life, and I am happy to explore this with you too whatever your religious orientation or if you have none.
As an Accredited BACP Counsellor I provide a confidential Counselling & Psychotherapy service in a safe and comfortable setting. Together we can build a trusting, open and honest relationship which will allow you the space to talk, be heard and work through problems you may be facing. I am a non-judjgemental and open minded person.
My clinic is in the village of Horsmonden, Kent. I see clients from the surrounding villages of Brenchley, Matfield, Staplehurst, Goudhurst, Hawkhurst, Marden, Paddock wood and nearby towns of Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells, Tenterden, Cranbrook and Sevenoaks.
I am a member of the BACP which ensures that I abide by their code of ethics, I am fully insured and have an up to date and clean certificate of disclosure by the Criminal Records Bureau. I am also a provider for BUPA and most other Health Care insurance companies.
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"The most terrifying thing of all is to accept oneself completely" Carl Jung