Gillian Bartlam

Gillian Bartlam

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07788 882515

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Therapist - Norwich

Norwich NR3
07788 882515
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I am available from July 2023

About me and my therapy practice

I have been a therapist for 33 years, working in GP practices and privately. I have taught for UEA, Cambridge University, West Suffolk College and Adult education. I have run groups for sexually abused people and self development. Until recently I did counselling for The Ministry of Churches and The Plowright Medical Centre. 

My approach is integrative. I try to find the most appropriate therapy for each individual. I am very interested in Process Work and Mindfulness, Focussing and Hypnotherapy. I teach Meditation and am interested in an Holistic approach. I include Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and CBT where helpful. I would say I am person centred/ psychodynamic in my approach but my interpretation is that I will help my clients to find the best approach for them.

Practice description

I have never worked with two people who were the same, in other words everyone needs something different. But, the most important thing is the relationship which is why I do a free short session (about 30 min) to see if we are a good match therapeutically. At this point you can ask anything about me and tell me a little about yourself.

You can then go and think about whether you would like to work with me and then if you do you can contact me again and we’ll go from there.

I will listen not just to your words but to how you feel and think and I’ll check that I’ve understood you. I can at times be quite challenging. I see the process as something we approach together.

I’m open and transparent.

My first session

My first session is free as I believe it’s important to feel comfortable with the therapist. You can ask about my approach etc. and tell me what you’re looking for. 

 You can then make an informed choice. It is an approximately half hour session where any questions can be asked and answered. 

You can then go and decide if you want to continue with me.

Full sessions are 50 minutes.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Career coaching, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Emotionally focused therapy, Family therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Languages spoken