- Available for home visits
- Concessionary rates
I am currently available for zoom and face to face sessions on:
- Tuesday Evenings
- Wednesday Evenings
- Friday Morning, Afternoon and Early Evening.
- Saturday Mornings
About me and my therapy practice
Hello, my name is Gabrielle, but everyone calls me Gabz.
My therapy practice for this reason is called 'Therapy With Gabz'.
I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist and have a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Distinction).
Before becoming a therapist, I worked as an actor which gave me my passion for connecting with people. Later in life I opted for a change in career and worked in prisons across the country, where I realised that there was a huge need for mental health support. This paired with my own personal loss, inspired me to train to become a therapist.
I volunteered at a counselling charity in Staffordshire for 2 years and I now work as a young person’s Wellbeing Practitioner for a local Cheshire charity, I also work one day a week as a school counsellor. I have opened my private practice to offer a confidential and supportive space for everyone, inclusive of clients from different cultures, socio-cultural backgrounds, members of the LGBTQ+ community and a range of ages.
I charge £45 for a 60 minute session and offer a discounted rate of £35 for students aged 18+ regardless of whether you are at sixth form, college, university, or other further education routes. I was once a student that needed therapy, so it is important that I offer to clients what I hoped was available to me.
These listings can be difficult to express who I am, for a little bit more of an insight, head over to my Instagram page @therapywithgabz (I have Facebook too!)
I am an integrative therapist, meaning that I use various types of therapy with my clients, dependent on their needs and wants. Despite this, at the core of my practice is the person-centered approach, the belief that all people are capable of reaching their full potential, as long as they are supported with the right conditions and tools in place for them.
I am not a therapist that simply nods their head (something I hear a lot that my clients did not like), I am a therapist that will be there for you, offer you empathy and confidentiality, but also question and challenge you (in a good way!)
Together we will navigate the different routes available to you, so you can decide on the direction that you would like to take. Therapy can be short or long term, dependent on your wants and needs - I like to offer regular check ins with clients to check in with how we feel we are working.
Face to Face Therapy
People often find coming to my therapy room preferential as this gives you the opportunity to keep your home life and therapy exploration separate. Face to face therapy offers a chance to connect and share. I am based on the border of Staffordshire and Cheshire in Biddulph. My location means that I am near to Congleton, Leek, Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Macclesfield, Crewe and other towns across Cheshire East and North Staffordshire.
Online and Telephone Therapy
Online and telephone therapy is an excellent option for people who do not want to leave their home and experience therapy from their own safe space. I use Zoom and Whatsapp Video Call as my secure platforms. This option is also great for people who are not within a commutable distance to my practice.
Couples therapy takes place at my home therapy space and consists of an initial 90 minute session at a rate of £105. The first session is an exploratory session to assess the issues and agree a way forward together. This is then followed by couples sessions at £75 for 60 mins.
My first session
I offer a free 30-minute initial session online or over the telephone. I believe that it is important that the relationship between you and your therapist feels a good fit, for the most fruitful therapy. This gives you and I the chance to see if we feel like we can work together. That way we can spend our first session working on what is important to you.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Obsessions, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Substance Dependency, Trauma
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling