Gillian Hill - Professional and Personal Development
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I am an integrative therapist, meaning that I have trained in several counselling models and, when working with a client, I integrate concepts from the different models so my client and I can work together effectively. The main models are psychodynamic, analytical, TA, brief therapy, solution-focussed therapy, Human Givens and the transpersonal.

I am accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work to their ethical guidelines.

I started training as a counsellor while I was a student of modern languages at Leeds University in northern England. I then spent many years counselling in voluntary organisations such as the Samaritans and Relate before considering I was experienced enough to work as a therapeutic counsellor. I now have a private practice in Wiltshire. In addition, I have always had a strong interest in workplace counselling and frequently work with organisations.

I specialise in the following areas :

A list of areas in which Gillian Hill specialises: partnerships, depression, anxiety, career, couples, workplace issues, spirituality, gender, panic attacks, trauma, stress, sexuality, relationships and transpersonal.

My first step with a prospective client is to have an assessment session. We define where the client is now and where they want to go, and that becomes the work that we do. The client is assessing whether they feel that I know what I am doing and that they can be open with me. I am assessing whether the individual really does want to make changes.

If that is in place, we usually decide to work together. If not, I can suggest alternative ways forward.

One of the myths of counselling is that things have to get worse before they get better. My aim is for the client to feel better as soon as possible.