As a counsellor I’ve helped many people to gain a clearer understanding of their difficulties, come to terms with them, and find new ways forward. I’m particularly interested in counselling for couples and relationship issues, offering an accepting and non-judgmental approach. I also work successfully with people experiencing a range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement and work-related issues. I’ve worked as a counsellor in a GP surgery as well as in private practice.
You’ll find me calm, reflective and committed to building a good working relationship with you. I draw on different approaches including Gestalt, person-centred and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), depending on what’s right for you. As a Christian, I see every person as unique and valuable. I’m open to discussing issues around faith, religion and spirituality as part of your counselling, whether you share my faith or have a different perspective.
Where it all started
From a young age I often seemed to be listening to others and supporting people who were going through a hard time. Before training as a counsellor I worked on a one-to-one basis with people as an advice worker and tenancy support worker. I enjoyed building relationships and providing emotional support in these roles and wanted to train as a counsellor to help people overcome issues that hold them back from living life to the full.
"Gill is a fantastic counsellor with whom I have had regular appointments over a period of nine months. She is calm, perceptive and caring. Gill guided me through a really tough time by allowing me to talk freely, and giving me space to explore thoughts and ideas about my situation. Her patience and kind manner enabled me to be really honest and open about very personal worries and feelings. I have had counselling a few times before and Gill is without a doubt the best counsellor I've ever had."
"During the time I came to counselling with Gill I became more aware of myself and how my way of thinking was affecting my behaviour...I can say that now I feel more calm, confident and happy than when I began, and I can deal better with the situations that trigger some of my negative thoughts and reactions."