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Gill is a trained Counsellor and Psychotherapist.

The terms psychotherapy and counselling are often used interchangeably. Counselling is more of a generic term for the process of psychological insight and change. It does not necessarily involve conscious interaction with the therapist to bring about change. The counsellor's role is often more of being alongside the person as they reflect and contemplate their life's processes.

There is not direct intervention by the counsellor to guide the person, suggest courses of action or give advice. The philosophy of counselling is that the person is an expert on themselves but sometimes we lose sight of that and find life difficult and upsetting. Counselling in a non-directive way aims to work alongside the person as they reflect and contemplate what is happening for them and gain insight into themselves. Trusting in the process is an essential element of counselling.

Gill is trained as a Person Centred Counsellor and also a trained and accredited therapist in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Many clients choose to come to Gill knowing that they would like to work in a CBT framework. This way of working is made clear and involves a good amount of teaching of these methods to the client.

If you are unsure which way of working with Gill to help you start to work out what is happening for you Gill can help explain the processes to you. You can book a single session for assessment and then decide if you would like to book further sessions.

See also
• Psychotherapy

• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
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