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GILL POWTON

About Me

I am a person centred counsellor and integrate various ways of working to suit client's individual needs. As a client you will receive a holding and compassionate presence from me as your counsellor which provides safety and security to allow new growth and learning to happen. We will work together to help build you back up like the Jenga tower.

I previously worked as a Primary Care Counsellor which involved me working in GP surgeries on behalf of Gateshead Primary Care.

I am an accredited member of the BACP and work to their ethical framework at all times. I have monthly counselling supervision and current DBS clearance. I also have professional indemnity insurance.

All of the above ensures a safe working environment for clients and myself.

Find me on the Counselling Directory
Find me on the Therapist Directory 

Common reasons why people seek help through counselling:


- Bereavement 

- Loss 

- Relationship difficulties

- Feeling Stressed

- Low self esteem

- Coping with illness or injury

- Childhood or historic trauma

- Painful or difficult feelings

- Self image issues

- Identity issues

- Feeling low, depressed or anxious


This list is not exclusive so please know that you are welcome to ask if what you'd like to work on is not included on this list. If I can help then I will. If not then I will attempt to sign post you in the right direction. 

Qualifications


Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

MBACP Accredited 

Certificate in Bereavement Counselling

Trained in EMDR therapy

Relate Institute level 5 Diploma in Relationship Counselling Cert of Attendance

Previous Experience


Experienced working within a GP setting in Primary Care

Nine years at Tyneside & Northumberland Mind

Volunteer counsellor on behalf of CRUSE Bereavement Care

Working within a primary school setting for Place2Be

Working within a high school setting on behalf of Streetwise