Professional Counselling Services

One-to-one help and healing for people suffering with mental health and emotional issues including anxiety and depression.
Open today until 20:00
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2 months ago
I've known Gillian for a couple of years now. She's a lovely, caring person, and a great listener. If you need someone to talk to, I would highly recommend giving her a call.
- Matt H

It’s time to start feeling better.

Stress. Anxiety. Panic attacks. Fear. Depression.
You’ve been through enough.   

Low feelings of self-worth. Lack of confidence. Unfulfillment. Lack of purpose.   

You’ve been through enough.   

Phobias. Self-harm. Insomnia. Broken down relationships.   

You’ve been through enough.   

These mental health issues are affecting your life. They are making you feel like you are not in control. They are preventing you from making good decisions.   

But you can get better, with supportive, understanding, qualified, experienced professional help.   

I’ve helped people suffering with a diverse range of limiting psychological and emotional issues.


  • Through empathy and understanding
  • By applying skills in active listening
  • By being non-judgemental
  • Through giving you the tools and strategies to cope better with life
  • By integrating Christian perspectives into your counselling, if this helps

How I help you

It's time to face the past and present, so you can positively embrace the future

Overcoming psychological challenges is a journey, and it’s one you can make, with me by your side. Most mental health issues have a story, an event or a situation at their core, which unaddressed, manifests itself in a wide range of issues, impacting on every area of your life.

My counselling sessions can help you;

Overcome anxiety and depression

You may have been medically diagnosed with anxiety or depression, or be experiencing the panic attacks, phobias, problems sleeping or conditions like OCD which can result. These may be long-standing issues or something you’ve started suffering with recently.

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused an upsurge in anxiety and mental health problems among sufferers, and affected those who have never experienced this before, due to the isolation of lockdown, money and employment worries, health concerns and bereavement.

Unfortunately, anxiety, depression and phobias can be completely debilitating, affecting your work, family relationships and general ability to cope with life.

My counselling sessions give you the chance to talk through your feelings and fears and give you practical strategies for managing them.

Build confidence and self-esteem

A severe lack of confidence and self-esteem can blight your relationships, work performance and social life. It can hold you back and cause you to be indecisive and vulnerable.

Counselling sessions to get to the bottom of your confidence issues could be the best thing you could do for yourself. In a safe space, we’ll explore your feelings, the root of the issue and work on building your confidence and self-esteem as well as equipping you with the right thoughts, goals and strategies for times when it slips.

By rebuilding your confidence, you’ll feel more able to make decisions, assert yourself and feel proud of yourself and your achievements

Find meaning and purpose in your life

Trauma, anxiety and depression can result in a feeling of unfulfillment and lack of purpose. Left unaddressed this can lead to a lack of motivation and even ability to cope with day to day life. We all need a sense of purpose and to improve your life, you need to find yours.

It might be that you’re missing a spiritual connection which was previously important to you, and without it you feel lost. If this is the case, my Christian perspective and insight may be of help, guidance and comfort.

Right now, it may feel like this isn’t possible. But with one to one honest, open, safe support I can help you regain your purpose and face life with renewed vigour and confidence.

Evaluate and improve your relationships

To most human beings, relationships are everything, and a source of our confidence, enjoyment of life and well-being. But if the relationships in your life are a source of stress and unhappiness, counselling can help work through the issues.

I will help you explore your feelings and behaviours, work with you towards changing them if necessary and support you into a place where you can make the decisions that are right for your life and those around you.

With the isolation and stresses brought on by Covid-19 and the lockdown, relationships maybe under even more strain than usual. If this is affecting you, the sooner you can access help, the better equipped you’ll be to cope through these challenging times.

Build the resilience to cope with life's challenges

None of us know what life will throw at us. What’s important is how you face and manage the challenges, and this means building strength, confidence and resilience.

It may be unimaginable that you can robustly cope with your mental health issues and difficult external events in the future.

But my counselling has been shown to do exactly that – give you skills, strength, knowledge, awareness, self-belief and purpose, so that when the next challenge comes, you are more ready for it than you’ve ever been before.


It's time for you, that fits around you

My counselling sessions are designed to give you maximum flexibility, convenience and comfort.

For this reason, they are carried out over Zoom or Whatsapp, removing the hassle and time of travelling, and meaning you can stay in a comfortable, familiar environment.

About me

It’s time to get help from a qualified professional

I have over 15 years’ experience in counselling, studied at Spurgeon’s College to gain the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and use a variety of counselling models such as Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Transactional Analysis.

I’m accredited and registered with the Association of Christian Counsellors and work with clients of all faiths or none.

My studies and qualifications have given me the tools, techniques and strategies to pass onto you, to help you get better.

But as well as having the right qualifications, I have the right qualities.

You’ll find me empathetic, caring, supportive, positive, non-judgemental, discreet and with the firm belief that you can, and will, leave our sessions with reduced suffering, improved mental health and well-being, and a greater ability to cope with challenges and enjoy your life.

Call me now, to start your journey towards feeling better.

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37 Plough Road
KT19 9RA
United Kingdom

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Mon:9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tue:9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wed:9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thu:9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri:9:00 am – 8:00 pm
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