- Phone number
- 01484 522339
I work on a part time basis and generally offer daytime sessions, Monday afternoon,Tuesday and Wednesdays.
About me and my therapy practice
Hello, my name is Gill and I am a experienced and accredited Counsellor and Supervisor who has worked for 18 years with individuals,couples and young people. People come to therapy for many different reasons but for everyone it provides an opportunity to look at things in their life and to find more satisfying and helpful ways of living .My job as a therapist is to help you understand what it is you want from therapy and the best way I can work with you to help you take those steps.I offer a private,confidential and ethical service where you and your experiences will be respected, listened to and supported.
I have extensive experience working in hospices and within the NHS and therefore I have particular expertise in working with bereavement and loss and grief in all its forms. I have also specialised in working with trauma and anxiety. I work on an independent basis with Employee Assistance programmes and I therefore have a lot of experience working in short term ways with clients struggling with a range of work related issues and anxiety.
My background and training was initially in teaching and working with children with special needs and I have a long standing interest in working with children and young people.I also have over 25 years experience as a trainer and lecturer in Further and Higher education, including work managing and teaching on Diploma and B.A. in Counselling courses .I am a fully qualified, experienced and accredited member of the British Association For Counsellors and Psychotherapists and work within their ethical framework. My private practice is well established with links with Employment Assistant Programmes and Occupational Health Schemes.
Practice descriptionMy approach to therapy is flexible and personalised as different people are helped in different ways.My practice is rooted in ways of working which believe that the quality of the relationship between myself and my client is a key factor in helping you make make the best use of your experience and understanding and in helping you develop the internal resources to move forward.I try to be flexible however in responding to what you need from therapy and in working in ways which are right for you. I may draw on a range of models and approaches from my training which may also help you in changing your behaviour or in understanding the feelings,relationships and the issues you are experiencing .
I am based in Holmfirth which is very close to Huddersfield and also has good road links with Calderdale,North Manchester and the M62 network. My fee is £50 for a session.In particular circumstances I also offer telephone and video counselling . Please telephone me to ask any questions,talk to me and informally discuss your needs.
My first session
Our first session is an opportunity to explore what it is you want to focus on in therapy and how we could work together. This includes looking at both the practical and ethical elements important in therapy. Its also an opportunity to explore together whether or not my way of working is right for your needs. networks.
What I can help with
Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Cognitive, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling