Gill Aldridge

Sharing your thoughts with a counsellor can seem daunting at first; my aim is to put you at your ease, to listen, and help you to find a positive way forward. Having worked in Human Resources for many years, I became increasingly aware of how our individual and relationship worries impact on our happiness and our effectiveness both at work and at home. I decided to return to university to study Psychology, and became a Counsellor in 2006, bringing a positive, collaborative and, where needed, outcome-focussed approach to my work. Life brings many challenges, and I believe that counselling offers a safe space to think and reflect in times of crisis and decision making. I work with individuals and couples to explore issues which are causing anxiety and stress, and my aim is to support my clients to facilitate self-awareness and acceptance. A regular space to talk, and the time and structure to consider thoughts and options quietly, can be a useful resource in our hectic lives. I work in a light bright studio next to my home, which is in a quiet village backwater.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.

Martin Luther King Jnr

I am an integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor, which simply means that I have studied multiple theories, drawing on Psychodynamic, Systemic and Narrative Therapy, and where relevant using CBT ( Cognitive Behaviour Therapy). I qualified with a BSc in Psychology and initially trained with the Relate UA Diploma Couple Counselling course, working with individuals and couples for a number of years. Recognising that so many of my clients were struggling with issues in their sex lives, I then took a Post Graduate diploma in Psychosexual therapy, and also trained as Fertility Counsellor. I regularly attend training and am particularly interested in attachment, loss, addiction and trauma.

As a registered member of the BACP, I work with individuals and couples in the private, voluntary and NHS sectors, practising in the U.K. and abroad. Working with relationship issues, communication difficulties, anxiety and stress, I am also a Sex Therapist and member of COSRT, specialising in physical and psychological sexual difficulties as well as sex addiction. As a specialist Fertility Counsellor and member of BICA, I support individuals, heterosexual and same sex couples through all aspects of fertility treatment, including IUI, IVF, surrogacy and donor conception. I work with those who have suffered miscarriage and stillbirth, and help clients deal with the stress of infertility.

Gill Aldridge
Accredited
MBACP (reg), MCOSRT, MBICA
Languages
English
Works with
Individuals, Couples, Relationships, Sexual difficulties, Fertility Issues
Specialisms
Relationships and Communication, Sex Therapy, Fertility Issues
Areas
My office is in Steeple Ashton (BA14) .I also counsel via Skype, email and telephone and work with clients across the U.K. and abroad.
Fees
£50 per hour
Contact
gill@therelationshipcounsellors.com / 07802 252 522