What is Counselling

     Therapy is about empowering ourselves with understanding so we can better comprehend our own feelings, reactions, and behaviours. This enables us to change or adapt those that may have been causing us difficulties.

    Sharing our most intimate experiences, concerns and thoughts with a non -judgmental professional can really help us gain further understanding of why we are as we are, and react as we do.

    I, too, have lived through many of life’s challenges and entirely understand these can be varied and vast from my professional and personal experiences. I do not judge. I cannot emphasise that enough, as each individual’s frame of reference is different and the relationship built between client and counsellor is one of trust.

    I am an Integrative therapist which means I draw upon a variety of approaches depending on which will effectively help you. These include:

    Person-centred therapy, Transactional Analysis, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Existential and Psychodynamic practices.

    Georgeana Gibbins follow the path

    I specialise in working with challenges such as: eating disorders, anxiety, panic, depression, trauma, mid-life changes, addictions, low self-esteem, feeling sad, being stuck in adaptive patterns e.g., people pleasing and avoidance, procrastination, angry outbursts, frustration and co-dependency.

    I have helped clients to feel more confident in themselves by identifying the hurdles that are holding them back.

    If you have any queries about counselling – please do get in touch. I will be happy to answer any questions or doubts you may have.

    Understanding – Empowerment – Empathy

    “The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”  Carl Gustav Jung

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    Counselling, how it works

    Initial Appointment

    The initial appointment takes fifty minutes. This time allows you to ask questions, to discuss any concerns, to talk about your background and to find out if we are suitable match for your each other.

    Counselling sessions

    Should you decide to begin counselling, we would arrange fifty-minutes sessions to take place once a week, at the same time, day and place – whether online or in person. Sessions can be arranged on a short or long term basis. Online sessions via zoom can be very convenient if you are not able to get to in person sessions for whatever reason. Face to face sessions take place in Castle Cary BA7

    I send full details when first booking is confirmed.

     

    Payment:

    Payment for each session can be paid in advance of your counselling session. If you are having in-person counselling, you can pay by bank transfer, paypal or cash. If you are having counselling online , you will need to make payment by bank transfer or use PayPal button on the website.

    Cancellation Policy:

    48 hour cancellation may inccur a 25% fee and 24 hour or less will occur a full cancellation fee.

    Payments are made via paypal on the website or BACS, if preferred. Invoices will be provided.

    Fees

    Initial Assessment: £50

    Adult Counselling: £50

    Young People’s counselling: £45

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    Meet Georgeana

    Georgeana Gibbins

    Georgeana Gibbins

    I am an Integrative Counsellor, Tutor and Complementary Therapist with 18 years’ experience in therapies and 8 years of teaching. I have taught in the UK, Europe and South America, and has also taught at Chulmleigh Community College.

    I have always been drawn to a holistic approach to health, well-being and women’s and men’s health since a young age and I have studied with a variety of teachers and modalities around the world. Originally from Brazil, I have been living and working in the UK over 25 years.

    My counselling journey has started when more and more clients presented needing of mental health support at my holistic therapies practice. What started out of curiosity and desire to learn how to listen to people more effectively ended in a full psychotherapy/counselling qualification, leading me to specialise in eating disorders and trauma working with both young people and adults.

    In addition, I have developed didactic materials for courses and companies, including the training manuals for the courses I offer in self-development and holistic therapies throughout the year.

    I have a PhD in Philosophy, and I love thinking and writing on the interconnectedness of Spirituality and Philosophy and I am a registered member of BACP.

    Professional Qualifications

    • Diploma in Integrative Counselling Practise – University College Somerset/UCS
    • Diploma in Children and Young People Counselling – University College Somerset/UCS
    • Certificate in Trauma Informed Practice
    • BA (hons) in Ethics and Philosophy – University of Sao Paulo
    • MA in Political Philosophy – University of Sao Paulo
    • PhD in Political Philosophy – University College London/UCL

    Other Training

    • Mental Health First Aid Certificate. (MHFA)
    • ASIST trained (Applied Suicide Intervention)
    • Children and Young People Mental Health Training
    • Sand Tray Therapy Training
    • Suicide and Self Harm Training
    • Domestic Violence Training Adults and Young People

    Testimonials

    ”A fantastic Course, I would strongly recommend this training to anybody. I found Georgeana to be an intuitive and supportive trainer, I truly felt I had received exceptional training, along with the confidence to treat other people” S.D.

    ” I trained with Georgeana, I loved both the courses, Georgeana is a wonderful, warm hearted and supportive tutor with extensive knowledge. The courses were both really interesting and the accompanying course books beautifully produced. Highly recommended!” S.B.

    ” I took my qualification with Georgeana Gibbins two years ago and was so impressed with her competence, clarity, diligence and professionalism that I invited her to be a guest lecturer on my own course. She is friendly, approachable and helps her students thrive through her comprehensive knowledge of various healing methodologies. The quality of the teaching materials she produces is excellent, all courses are accredited and her teaching style inspires confidence and helps the student to achieve high capabilities. I can thoroughly recommend her courses and thank her for being such an inspirational teacher.” B.H.

    ” I found Georgeana a supportive, kind and down to earth counsellor. Always happy to help me to see things in a different perspective.

    I had therapy before but found that this time, things were more clear to me with Georgeana’s support. Thank you for all of your help and support, it is much appreciated”L.C.

    Contact me

    I aim to respond to all messages within 24 hours

    Or call — 07951 534 960

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