About me and my approach

 

 

My approach is Person Centred and Integrative which means that I will use different methods of therapy according to the individual needs of my clients. I believe in creating a new therapy for each client, as each client is a unique individual with unique thoughts, feelings and problems. The most important thing for me as a counsellor is that I try to see the world through my client's eyes and that I treat each client as the individual they are.

I hold a Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Interpsyche Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy studies in Dartford, Kent. Working Integratively means that I use several different approaches and models in my client work acording to individual needs. My unique model incorporates the Person Centred approach of Carl Rogers, Psychodynamics, Cognitive behavioural Therapy and when appropriate Gestalt interventions and creative work such as sand and drawing therapy. I have a keen interest in the positive effects of Mindfulness and encourage the use of some of its principles and techniques into our daily lives.

I have experience in working with many issues including but not limited to:

  • Anxiety/panic

  • Abuse (all types)

  • Affairs/betrayals

  • Anger management

  • Bereavement

  • Bullying

  • Christian counselling

  • Depression

  • Domestic violence

  • Eating disorders  (all types)

  • Gender identity

  • Family dynamics

  • Low self esteem

  • OCD

  • Trauma & PTSD

  • Self harm

  • Separation & divorce

  • Sexuality issues

 

 

I am committed to my Continued Professional development and so regularly attend workshops that I feel will support the work I do with my clients.

 

Workshops

Master Practitioner Diploma for Eating Disorders

Certificate - Nutritional interventions for ED

Certificate - Essential Obesity coaching

Working with Eating Disorders

Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Accreditation

Drawing & Talking

The impact of Trauma-PTSD

Bereavement across cultures

Eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating

Rewind Trauma Therapy

 

 

Qualifications

Master Practitioner for Eating Disorders

Diploma - Practitioner skills for Eating Disorders 

Diploma - Integrative Counselling
NHS training
Certificate in Advanced Counselling skills
Certificate in Basic Counselling skills



During an initial consultation we will discuss what your concerns are, your expectations of counselling and if together we will be able to form a therapeutic relationship. We will discuss the 'counselling contract' and what you can expect from me as the counsellor and some guidelines for you as my client.

It is quite natural to feel a little anxious and nervous about an initial meet but my aim is to try to make you feel relaxed and comfortable as quickly as possible.


Most of us need help with a problem or issue at some stage in our life and I understand how hard it is to admit that and then seek out the help. Maybe now it is your time...... I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Gillian

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