Qualified Integrative Counsellor using Psychosynthesis Therapy - including Basic CBT in WOKING Nr Guildford, Weybridge, Godalming and surrounding areas in Surrey.
I am a counsellor living in WOKING. The clients I see can span a wide area in Surrey, within and outside of Guildford and Weybridge, as long as you are prepared to see me in Woking. I am within easy walking distance from Woking Town Centre and the train station. If driving, there is usually places to park and I have parking tickets if needed.
Sometimes we do not know who to turn to when we experience difficulties.
Talking to relatives or those closest to us is not always an option. Those closest to us can be very emotionally involved, so therefore cannot always see clearly. Relatives can sometimes give opinions that are not wanted or helpful.
The thought of talking to a stranger, ie: a counsellor, can be a little daunting. A good counsellor will put you at ease and suspend any judgement and accept you unconditionally, no matter what the problem. It is not my job as a counsellor to judge you. It is my job to hear and accept you in the place you are in.....right at this moment....and help you to find your own solutions.
We are all valuable and worthwhile people and I treat all my clients with the unconditional regard we all deserve.
My name is Gillian and I have been a practising counsellor for the past nine years. I am committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
I work with individuals, face to face on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. Of course you are proactive in this process. I sometimes use drawing, imagery and suggest journal writing throughout your process. Sometimes when we see something in front of us, it can make more sense than just talking, although talking is an important part of counselling as well as the need for honesty.
I am what is known as a “integrative counsellor” which means that I use several approaches to counselling including some basic CBT. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Psychosynthesis incorporates a wholistic approach and acknowledges every individuals unique experience.
Some of the things we can experience on our journey in life are:
....Feeling something is missing?
....Not knowing how to or not allowing yourself to work through a loss.
....Feeling afraid, anxious, depressed and stuck?
....Feeling angry with those closest in our lives.
....Not having dealt with past issues.
and much more..........
I have some training in Basic Cognitive Behavioural Counselling - CBT, which is a different approach to counselling than Psychosynthesis, but can also be encorporated along with it. CBT examines our behaviour and our thoughts and can be very effective with Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive and Panic Disorders etc.
I sometimes integrate CBT methods along with Psychosynthesis especially if clients suffer with any of the above. As my main counselling model is Psychosynthesis, I prefer to be a counsellor that explores all areas of your life, which can include childhood patterns, as well as what may be happening now.
My training, work experience and any achievement
Services I provide.
•Some of the difficulties I work with are:
•Bereavement and loss.
•Low self Esteem.
•Adult childhood issues.
•Abuse/Emotional/physical/childhood and adult abuse.
•Spiritual Growth (not based on religion)
•Young adult issues.
and much more............Whatever the problem, I am here to support you.
I worked for the Portsmouth Counselling Service in Fratton for 5 years and this was my original placement, where I first started to see adult clients, some of whom were referred by their doctor.
I have also worked voluntarily for the University College of Creative Arts in Farnham as a student counsellor. I was there for a year and a half, seeing students from aged 18yrs upwards.
I worked voluntarily for (S.A.D.A.S.) in Guildford and I was there for 2 years.
Currently I practice from my home and have seen clients privately for 8 years. I have a small room that is private from the rest of the house, so confidentiality is assured.
My qualifications are:
•BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology. (Open University)
•Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling. (BACP Accredited Course.)
•I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
•Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre Certificate in Basic Cognitive behavioural Therapy. (BACP Accr. course)
•Certificate in Drugs and Alcohol Counselling. (SADAS Training.)
I have attended various workshops and am committed to ongoing training.