Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy Relate
PG Cert Systemic Family Therapy, University of Hull
PG Dip Clinical Supervision, University of Hull
Registered Member BACP
Families counselling is a specialist type of counselling which aims to support family members to understand each other’s experiences, their views, appreciate each other’s needs and support them to make changes in their relationships and their lives.
Family counsellors have special training which will support and enable family members to express and explore the difficulties in their relationships within the family. Family counselling will enable the understanding of family relationship dynamics and be alongside the family to support the development of the relationships between family members regardless of the ages of the family members.
Family counselling can help when siblings aren’t getting on, or when parents and children are going through a divorce or separation. Issues between family members can place them under strain and result in family members feeling isolated or overlooked. Forming a blended family can also be also be a challenge.
Family counselling can open up a dialogue between family members with the aim of helping them to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives. It is an opportunity to reflect on important relationships and find new ways of interacting.
Family counselling aims to create a safe and confidential space which is:
- Inclusive and considerate of the needs of each member of the family and/or other key relationships in people’s lives
- Recognise and build on peoples’ strengths and relational resources
- Sensitive to diverse family forms and relationships, beliefs and cultures
- Enable people to talk, together or individually, often about difficult or distressing issues, in ways that respect their experiences, invite engagement and support recovery.
Gail has postgraduate qualifications in Relationship therapy, family counselling, psychosexual therapy and clinical supervision. Gail has extensive experience of working therapeutically with all aspects of relationships experienced by couples, families and individuals. This can also include separation, divorce and separated co-parents.
She trained with the University of Hull and Relate where she continues to counsel and supervise their practitioners and she also works in private practice. She is a Registered Member of the BACP and delivers training nationally for counsellors and therapists.
Gail works with integrative and relational models. Her work with clients is structured around their needs rather than fitting them into a predetermined model of counselling thereby supporting and enabling her clients to make the changes they want. Periods of challenge can be opportunities for change. Knowing how and what to do to effect that change can sometimes need the support of a counsellor who understands relationships and family dynamics. Couple and family counselling supports you in building better and more fulfilling relationships with your partner, separated co-parent or other family members.
Gail is also trained as a Psychosexual Therapist. Sex therapy (PST) is a therapy which specifically addresses sexual difficulties and intimacy issues. Read more about Psychosexual Therapy
Our Counselling for families clinic is ideally located in South Warrington, Cheshire, just 1 minute from J10 on the M56 (View Map) Cheshire Natural Health’s fully Counselling for families practitioners treat clients who travel from various locations to use our services, not just the local Warrington & Cheshire areas, including Chester | Manchester | Liverpool | Wirral | Bolton | Northwich | Winsford | Stockport | Wilmslow | Hale | Altrincham | Sale | Macclesfield | Buxton | Wigan | Southport & across the Cheshire & North West region.
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