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Last updated: 27 Apr 2020
- Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
- Transactional Analysis (TA)
I gained my Diploma in Therapeutic counselling in 2002, at Derbyshire college, with Natural Therapy training. I then completed a years training in Person Centred Art Therapy skills, and in 2004 I completed Bereavement training with Cruse.
I went on to train with Dr Bill Webster and began to work facilitating groups of people who were coming to terms with loss and grief.
During my training I volunteered with 4 agencies. I was an adviser at a young peoples advice shop, a new deal mentor working with long term unemployed, I also volunteered at South Yorkshire Counselling service and Mansfield Counselling service.
I eventually became the counselling co -coordinator at Mansfield Counselling service in a paid post for 5 years.
In 2006 I ventured into private practice. As well as self referrals my referrals come from Shire counselling service, West Notts college where I work with students and staff, Employee assistance programs, GP surgeries and insurance companies. I have also achieved my diploma in Person centred supervision and practice as a supervisor from all three venues listed.
I have been in post as the clinical lead at Rotherham Abuse Counselling service for 4 years which works predominantly with abuse and domestic violence issues.
Areas of interest
Depression; Anxiety; Stress; Relationships; Separation & divorce; Sexuality; Grief & loss; Personal development; Insomnia: Abortion / pregnancy issues; Bi polar disorder; Bullying;
Family issues; Internet addiction; Sexual abuse; Domestic violence; Emotional abuse; Illness; Chronic fatigue syndrome; HIV; Self confidence & esteem issues; Self harm; Anger issues; Couple counselling; Infertility. Working with dissociative disorders. I work with males and females aged 13 and above.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Neurological disorders
- Pain management
I'm interested in relationships with others, either intimate, with colleagues, family and friends but also with other aspects, for example with food, or the environment.
I'm interested in personal freedom, dependency, resentments, expectations, conflict and how self -protection is developed and restrains people from leading fulfilling lives.
I'm fascinated how a relationship between therapist and client is built and how exploring protections can enable intent to learn and grow.
Living life to the full.
Walking long distances for charity
Having not had any therapy previously my first thoughts were being face to face with someone I'd not met and "opening up" about my anxieties.
In minutes of meeting Gaynor I felt at ease, with a smile and calm , down to earth approach.
I felt safe in the knowledge that confidentiality was paramount.
Throughout my therapy, Gaynor has been supportive, warm and genuine and professional.
I feel that I have benefited greatly from my therapy.
Jeff - North Notts
- Diploma in Person Centred Supervision Temenos Sheffield 2009
- European Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Counselling and Psychotherapy Awarding Body 2003
- Certificate in Person Centred Art Therapy Nottingham Trent 2004
- Cognitive behavioural tecniques techniques Shire Counselling Ltd training 2013
- Creative approaches to counselling Young People Appletree Centre 2019
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Senior Accredited British association of Counselling and Psychotherapy 2005
Affiliations / memberships
Senior accreditted with BACP