A little about me.
A multi award winning, fully qualified, insured and enhanced DBS checked Therapeutic Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Accredited Mentor with lots of experience (I qualified in 2007).
I specialise in working with anxiety and depression and I have a keen interest in neurodiversity, many of my clients are neurodivergent and I have personal experience of this too.
I offer a warm, supportive, confidential and non judgemental environment to my clients.
I am based in Otley, part of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. However I work remotely with clients throughout the UK via online video call, email, text or telephone.
Is it time for YOU to take control of your life?
Well done for getting this far, even starting a search for a therapist can be a daunting task. Reaching out and asking for help can be very difficult.
Have you been struggling with your mental health?
Anxiety, stress or low self esteem?
Depression or low mood?
Are you having relationship difficulties?
Does your anger feel out of control?
Do you never feel good enough?
Deep down do you question if you are a good person?
If any of these are true then you have come to the right place - together we can work through these problems and address the things that may be holding you back.
I provide a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment to discuss any difficulties you are experiencing.
I believe that counselling should be an empowering process, we are all very different individuals but we all have the power to grow and develop. Therapeutic counselling can help with this.
Face to face therapy
Walk and talk therapy
Email or text therapy
Help with exams, presentations and interviews
Retreats for individuals and groups
Bespoke training (one to one or group)
HR advice and support
Coronavirus has changed the world and it has affected us all in different ways.
Perhaps you are experiencing financial worries or job loss?
Perhaps you have suffered with Covid yourself and now have long?
Or perhaps you have been bereaved as a direct or indirect result of Covid?
I am here to help and support you through these troubling times.
I am providing my services in a number of Covid-safe ways: please see my available services to see what would best suit you and your needs.
Do you and your partner have some challenges?
Has communication broken down?
Does it feel like there's no other option but to seek professional help or your relationship will end?
Or perhaps you are already separated and/or divorcing and you need to make it as smooth a process as possible for the sake of your family?
I hold a Diploma in Couples and Family Therapy and help couples like you to communicate without blame or arguments, creating a safe space to explore your needs and wishes as individuals and as a couple.
If you or someone you know is in crisis please contact the following service;
The Samaritans: Confidential support 24/7 for people in distress.
Alternatively you can google your local Crisis team or access services at A&E.
What do my clients say about me?
"I don't think I would be here if it wasn't for the help of Gill. I was lost... After the first session I left feeling positive for the first time in months, she helped me with coping mechanisms to get out of my thoughts and with sleeping techniques so I could finally get some rest. "