Elspeth Gilliland

Elspeth Gilliland

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Berwick-upon-Tweed

Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I work Monday-Thursday online and in person, offering daytime and evening appointments.

About me and my therapy practice

Hello, and thanks for viewing my profile. There are so many reasons to seek counselling support – maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed by your thoughts and feelings, struggling with stress, anxiety or low mood, needing to move on from trauma or loss. Whatever is challenging you, I may be able to provide support.

I offer one-to-one counselling to young people aged 13 years and over, and to adults of all ages. I’m an experienced  person-centred counsellor who sometimes draws on and integrates other approaches, strategies and techniques into my work. We are all unique individuals with different needs, so I work collaboratively with each client to find the best way to support them in the counselling process. 

I provide a safe, confidential space where we can build a strong therapeutic relationship and where you can discuss, explore and make sense of your thoughts and feelings, achieve personal growth and change, and feel empowered to move forward in the direction that you choose, at your own pace.

My qualifications include 

  • Level 5 Diploma in Counselling (University of Cumbria)
  • Certificate in Outdoor Therapy
  • Certificate in Online Counselling 
  • Level 5 CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Children & Young People. 
  • I am an accredited member of the BACP.

Additionally, I continue to increase my skills and knowledge by attending regular training and professional development courses covering a wide range of topics including trauma, neurodiversity, abuse, and many others.

Practice description

  • Face to face sessions take place in the therapy room at Bab'yama Wellness Hub, Berwick-upon-Tweed.
  • If you enjoy the benefits of being outdoors and in nature I also offer “walk & talk” therapy in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Coldstream and Kelso.
  • Video and telephone counselling sessions are available to  anyone who is a UK resident.

My first session

I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation where you can tell me why you'd like to access counselling support and what you’d like to achieve. I will ask you a few questions to help me decide if I’m the best counsellor to meet your needs, and answer any questions you may have. I will also encourage you to take some time to think about whether or not you’re happy to work with me as your counsellor.

Should you decide to go ahead then we’ll discuss whether you’d like face-to-face or online therapy and we'll book sessions accordingly. During our first appointment, before counselling can begin, I’ll spend some time finding out more about you and your current situation. In doing this we will begin to build the strong therapeutic relationship which is essential for counselling to be effective.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

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