I am an experienced counsellor /psychotherapist offering long term psychotherapy and short term solution focus counselling dependent on the individual need. I offer a safe, nonjudgmental and supportive space to individuals and couples. I work with adults, children and adolescents. I work to the needs of the individual and offer weekly, fortnightly, monthly and ad hoc supportive telephone work.
I was trained in a psychodynamic orientation, thus look at how past events can influence our current situation and in particular how we adopt destructive patterns of behaviour. I aim to help the individual discover these patterns and find alternative ways to reach where they desire to be. Although psychodynamically trained, I believe that different approaches are needed for varying situations and thus work using various methods to suit the individual presenting issue. I also look at dreams as a source to the unconscious. My approach is very much client led and it is a joint venture with me as a guide. I work to the motto that the client is the person that knows best about their situation.
I view the individual in a holistic manner and as such take a systematic approach to my work in that I look at societal and cultural pressures on the individual. I have a particular expertise in cultural identity, internal racism and life transitions. I have extensive experience working with complex cases such as:
and relationship conflict.
I work with individuals on the autistic spectrum, ADHD, sever depression, anxiety and eating disorders. I also undertake play therapy with children as well as working with story telling. My experience has been gained through 5 years work with NHS, work in the probation service and in schools.
Counselling/psychotherapy is a very personal experience. I appreciate that the decision to consider counselling for many can be a difficult step and has been reached as a result of a great deal of soul searching, anxiety and hope.
While reading this you might be thinking:
I’m not sure if I really need this.
I know I need to speak to someone but, I’m not really sure what about.
I just know something is not right.
I have to see a counsellor for my course/ for a fostering/ adoption agency.
I have been asked to by a partner, relative, friend, work colleague.
What ever your reason, a big thanks for taking the time to read my page. However qualified a therapist is, it is the relationship between the client and the therapist that it of the utmost importance. I am very approachable, warm and flexible. I am offering you a free 30 minutes telephone consultation to decide if I am the right person for you. Give me a call/ email and see I can be the one to help in your search for that therapist that you can work with. If I am welcome, if not, no hard feelings, wishing you all the best and I’m sure you will find the right one soon.
My training, work experience and any achievement
I have experience across the whole age range from 6 year old children to 80 year olds. I work with all cultures, creeds and sexual orientations. I have worked in school settings, probation, prisons and GP surgeries. I currently work privately as well as with the NHS and with an employment health provider.
BSc Hons Psychology
MA Counselling. Goldsmith College. London University.
I am a member of BACP
I am accredited with the NCS.
I also undertake life coaching work. I am also an NHS Health Trainer and can help with weight loss by looking at the underlying problems and helping the individual address these issues and agree a set of SMART goals to achieve their desired weight.
£50-60 for individuals depending on venue.
£70-90 for couples.
I offer home visits dependent on risk assessment.
Hi Gloria, fantastic thank you for all that you have done for me. It was a difficult start and we dealt with some very hard issues that at times I hated you but continued to come and you were able to stay with me and help me through my journey. I have now discovered my soul and I can live again. Thank you.
Hi Gloria, I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help with my son over the past few months. I’m sure you have seen a difference in him, we certainly have at school. He is very sad that his sessions have come to an end and will miss you very much.
Gloria really helped me and now I am better at home. Thank You Gloria.
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