My name is Gill and I started my counselling career over 25 years ago. I began my training with Relate working with couples and then went on to work with Families and Young People.
I absolutely love my work and have a real passion to help people understand themselves better and to make the changes they want in life.
I am now offering Clinical Hypnotherapy for adults, young people and children covering a variety of issues.
I offer a free initial 30 min phone/video consultation to understand what has brought you into therapy. In this session we can talk through the issues you are experiencing, think about the outcome you are looking for and see if we are a good fit to work together.
I have a comfortable private counselling room which is easily accessible. I offer two locations- Central Blackpool and Cleveleys.
For some people it can be difficult to ask for help. It usually is because they have tried to resolve the problem themselves but may be stuck and need a different intervention. Therapy can help you move forward, understand yourself or your partner more and live the life you want. Having a safe, warm, non judgemental space can allow you to turn down the volume on life and just focus on you .
Couples come into counselling for many reasons. Perhaps they have an ongoing issue which has never been fully resolved or a single event has brought them into therapy. Often communication can be a problem where neither feel listened to nor heard. They may be trying to recover from a betrayal and working on building trust again. Or perhaps they have lost the intimacy in the relationship. Perhaps they are finding it challenging to negotiate and make joint decisions.
Whatever the presenting problem is it can be beneficial talking to someone neutral who does not takes sides but offers a different perspective or insight into what is going on.
I currently work in a school setting offering counselling to Young People. In this modern world there are many challenges. Some Young People are still feeling the effects of the pandemic. Social Media can be wonderful however there are many negative aspects to it which can cause anxiety, self esteem issues and friendship problems.
For some teenagers regulating emotions may be challenging resulting in anger, behavioural issues or suppressing feelings.
They can be facing any number of different difficulties and offering them a safe place to explore their experiences, their view of themselves and the world around them is very helpful.
The relationship you have with yourself is the most important one you will ever have. You may have identified that there are some areas you want to work on and explore. It is about living your optimum life and being the best version of yourself. Whether it is improving your self esteem, your behaviour, mental health or relationships counselling can help.
Hypnotherapy is an effective way or changing behaviours and mindsets which may be holding you back.
Whether it is help to stop smoking / vaping, weight management, managing anxiety and depression or working with phobias- hypnotherapy can be very effective.
Hypnotherapy can help you to become the best version of yourself.
I offer hypnotherapy sessions to children, teenagers and adults.
Using a combination of my counselling experience and different therapeutic approaches alongside hypnotherapy can help us work together to achieve the outcome you want.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and you can view my profile on their website.
I am also a member of the National Council of Hypnotherapy.
I am bound by the regulations and ethics of these organisations. I am fully insured and have Enhanced DBS certificate. I also attend regular supervision which is a legal requirement to quality assure my practice.
I offer a friendly, professional and confidential service to all clients.
My approach is eclectic and I always use the best theoretical approach for each client. This may be Psychodynamic, Systemic, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Transactional Analysis or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to name just a few.
Within the counselling or hypnotherapy I can offer help with a wide range of issues and problems. However if I am unable to offer the help you need I will signpost you to someone who can.
Ending a relationship
Low self esteem
Self Esteem and Confidence
Work/Further Education problems
Session prices start from £40
Session prices start from £60
Availability varies but I can offer daytime, evening and weekend slots.