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