Gareth Fowler

Gareth Fowler


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07946 711252

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Therapist - LEEDS

LEEDS LS1
07946 711252
Sessions from £50.00

Features

Availability

Appointments are available on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and at weekends.

For as long as the social distancing measurements are in place I am unable to offer face-to-face meetings but alternatively can offer meetings by video conference.

About me and my therapy practice

Thank you for viewing my profile and considering me as a source of support. I am a qualified integrative counsellor trained in the Relational Approach, drawing primarily from humanistic and psychodynamic theoretical approaches.

Counselling offers you a place to explore difficulties in life with someone trained to help you discover more about yourself and how you might manage things in a way that you may find helpful.

There are many reasons for seeking counselling. You may be feeling anxious and distressed about your thoughts, feelings, relationships and behaviour. You may have undergone a life-changing event such as bereavement or other loss, an employment change or a relationship breakdown. You may realise that you are repeating unhelpful patterns of relating to others or are experiencing feeling overwhelmed, stuck or unheard.

At the heart of my work is the therapeutic relationship created in collaboration with each individual client. I will aim to create the right emotional environment for you to explore your concerns, adapting my approach to the needs of the person I am working with, by offering a safe, calm and non-judgemental space where you can feel truly understood.

As an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I follow a set of ethical principles and guidelines that underpin my practice. I maintain and enhance the quality of my work through regular supervision and continued professional development.


My first session

The first session will take the form of an initial assessment, the purpose of which is to find out what has brought you to counselling and what you would like to work on.

The information-gathering nature of our first session will involve me asking more questions than I would in a normal counselling session and you are welcome to ask me any questions you may have.

Our first session should give you a sense of whether or not I am the right counsellor for you and therefore whether or not you would like to work with me going forward.

What I can help with

Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Supervisor - Leeds

Leeds LS1
07946711252
Sessions from £50.00

Features

Availability

Appointments are available on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and at the weekend.

For as long as the social distancing measurements are in place I am unable to offer face-to-face meetings but alternatively can offer meetings by video conference.


About me and my therapy practice

As a counsellor I work relationally and carry this through to my supervision work.

For me supervision is essentially about creating the right environment to help supervisees to grow and develop as competent, confident, creative and ethical practitioners.



Practice description

I am a qualified supervisor with a BACP-endorsed Diploma in Counselling Supervision offering supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors.

I am a member of the Supervisors' Network for both Leeds Beckett University and The University of Leeds.

I started my supervision practice in 2016 and am experienced in  providing individual and group supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors.

I also have experience of providing supervision in a non-counselling context to student support services staff in a FE/HE college.


My first session

If you would like to meet to explore the possibility of our working together in supervision please contact me to arrange an initial session for which I do not charge.