Gillian Whichelow

Gillian Whichelow

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
01268 691063

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01268 691063
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About me and my therapy practice

Working independently I deal with most aspects of counselling. I offer my clients a safe, relaxed and accepting atmosphere, where they can be assured of complete confidentiality.

I offer prompt/flexible appointments, for adults, couples and young people.

My aim as a counsellor is to create a warm, empathic space within which issues and difficulties can be explored in confidence. Forming a relationship that reflects the individual nature of the client's personality and allowing them to work at their own pace to help them find understanding and meaning, is the main priority in my work. I am confident that working together we can find a way for you to move forward with confidence and understanding into happier times.

I have worked in a voluntary capacity as counsellor for Canvey Community Children's Centre and The St. Nicolas Family Centre as well as a bereavement counsellor for Cruse Bereavement Care. I am a trained and registered adoption support counsellor for Barnardo's and a Relate trained couple's counsellor. These combined with depression, anger management and much more, make up the rich tapestry of my every day professional life.

Located in the Winter Gardens area as you come in to Canvey, my practice is just 5-10 minutes drive from Benfleet Station and there is a Bus stop, serving most surrounding areas, a few minutes from my door. My practice is also convenient for the A13 and A127 with safe, easy and well lit street parking.

What I can help with

Abuse, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Personal development, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Eclectic, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Families, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited