About Gill

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National Counsellors Day Awards 2021- New Best Private Practice. Runner up.
Yorkshire Prestige Awards Winner 2021/22

Gill Jackson, BA Hons., MA, CIPD Associate, SMACCPH

Therapeutic Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Accredited Mentor, and HR Consultant

I studied Counselling and graduated back in 2007 in the beautiful city of York. Since then, I have had a varied and wonderful career across health and social care directly supporting people with mental health issues and teaching others to do so.

 

I always volunteered as a therapist alongside my paid work because of my passion for helping others. In 2020 after redundancy from a teaching role I decided to take the leap into private practice full time. Since then, my practice has gone from strength to strength, and I utterly love what I do. 

I specialise in working with adults (16+) with anxiety and depression this can often include difficulties around stress, low mood, low self-esteem, anger, addictions and relationship problems. 

I also work with couples who struggle to communicate and often are experiencing difficulties around trust. 

My approach as an integrative therapeutic counsellor is person centred, humanistic with elements of CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), solution focused practices and creative therapies- which is a lot of technical stuff. This basically means I pick and choose the best bits of various types of therapies to better meet my client's needs. I listen to my clients and hold space for them in a supportive way. I also often set homework and I'm not afraid to gently challenge when needed.

I am happy to be as creative (or not creative) as you like in the therapy room as I have a very flexible approach. I want my clients to feel comfortable so if you need to stand during our sessions carry on, if you need to eat or drink that's fine too. If you want to go for a walk, we can. I am the opposite of the therapist you may imagine sitting behind a desk in a suit writing down notes! 

Thanks for reading!



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Gill is an effervescent person, she walks into the room and her genuine and kind smile lights it up. 

 

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The sessions were really everything I needed – I have felt better for a long time now and it’s nice to know that Gill is always there if I feel I need help again.

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I found it was easy to talk to Gill about anything and would certainly recommend her to friends in the future and if I have further problems I would return.

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​Therapy related qualifications and training; 

  • BA Hons. Counselling Studies 

  • Diploma in Couples and Family Therapy

  • Diploma in Emotional Freedom Technique 

  • Approaches to Psychosis

  • Understanding Personality Disorder

  • Suicidal Ideation 

  • Cult Mind Control

  • Introduction to inner child work

Other relevant qualifications and training;

  • MA in Human Resource Management

  • Teaching and Assessing qualifications (inc. PTLLS and A1 etc.)

  • Level 5 Health and Social Care Management

  • First Aid at Work

  • Level 4 BETEC Safer People Handling 

  • Learning Disabilities Qualification (LDQ)

  • Train the Dementia Care Trainer

  • Common Health Conditions

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