My name is Gill, I am an integrative NLP psychotherapist, relational counsellor, supervisor and trainer. I offer short and long term therapy to adults and couples.
I believe therapy, whether it is counselling, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy or NLP is about empowering you to make choices and new ways of changing those things that can feel impossible and overwhelming.
There are many dynamic therapies that can help people change - as an integrative psychotherapist I have many tools and techniques but I have found the glue that make these changes “stick” is the kind of therapy where you can feel supported and heard in a confidential space. Whatever problems or stuck place you may be in, feeling the warmth and regard of another human being can really help you begin to learn to listen to your own needs and find ways of meeting these.Relational counselling means the process of therapy is internalised so the client has tools to take with them when they no longer need the therapy space.
My passion is enabling people to free themselves from old patterns that have kept them stuck, to develop the strength to make choices and be who they want to be. I absolutely believe that you can find a more realistic, beneficial and happier way to live your life as one whole, aware person.
I came into counselling during a really difficult time in my life, and found the support of a therapist really helped me make sense of the experiences I was having and understand who I was, why I behaved and felt the way I did and very importantly develop the strength to make the right choices for me.I hope I can offer a similar service for you.
I first qualified in 1993, and in 2000 I set up The Coleby Centre, which is a private therapy and counselling centre in Sidcup where different therapists run their practices. We now have two therapy centres - one in Sidcup and the other in Westgate on Sea. Both therapy centres are set up to be welcoming, trusting and safe spaces. It is important to me that the environment helps you to begin to relax and feel more at ease to reflect on some of your more difficult thoughts and feelings.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling, Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy
Master NLP Practitioner
BA Hons Psychology
Advanced Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis
Master Time Line Therapist
Diploma in Clinical Supervision
Level 1 Occupational Testing
Diploma in Office Management
I have been practicing as a hypnotherapist since 1993 and as a psychotherapist since 1997, as a trainer since 2006, supervisor since 2010.
Over the last 20 years I have gained much experience working as a therapist of individuals and couples in private practice, and also working extensively in the Corporate Sector running and developing a graduate leadership development training and coaching programme. I am a qualified supervisor and have recently been facilitating training workshops for counsellors and psychotherapists.
I also offer therapy and supervision via Skype, Facetime and on the phone.
I am currently completing my practitioner qualification in EMDR and am very much enjoying using these powerful tools in my work.
I adhere to the UKCP ethical framework, take regular supervision and continue with my own personal and professional development.
I am a BUPA registered therapist: http://finder.bupa.co.uk/go/miss_gillian_coleby