I am an experienced and fully qualified Person-Centred, Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I abide by the BACP's Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

Having experienced the benefits of counselling and psychotherapy myself, I have first-hand experience of the personal growth that can occur when working with a non-judgmental, empathic therapist. ​I have a background in the Creative Arts with a BA (hons.) in Mixed-media art and textiles. My creative practice is part of my own therapeutic process and brings meaning to me. Along with being in nature, I find having an ongoing commitment to regular meditation and mindfulness practice helps to restore and ground me.

Rich experiences throughout my life such as travelling and living abroad when younger; becoming a mother and working in a variety of environments before studying as a mature student, have helped me to feel comfortable relating to people from all walks of life. 

I have experience working with clients on subjects including:

  • Family dynamics

  • Relationships with partners, friends and colleagues

  • Parenting issues

  • Being a single parent

  • Isolation and loneliness

  • Creating a life that has meaning and working with feeling ‘stuck’

  • Discrimination

  • Grieving and bereavement of a loved one (human or pet)

  • Facing your own death

  • LGBTQ+

  • Sexuality

  • Looking at early childhood experiences

  • Past experiences of Psychosis 

  • Mental Health

  • Unhelpful or damaging patterns of behaviour

  • Careers

  • Stress and Depression as a result of physical illness/ health conditions

  • Identity

  • Low self-esteem, lack of self-worth, and self-sabotage

  • Stress, anxiety, and depression

  • Feelings of hopelessness, loss, and emptiness.

  • Abusive relationships

  • Issues of addiction and substance dependency

  • Creative blocks

  • Spiritual life

  • Developing a holistic approach to positive self-care

  • Life transitions, including menopause and 'empty nest' syndrome

Training, Qualifications & Experience

I am committed to ongoing and regular continued professional development (CPD) and self development training, some of which are listed below:

  • Psychotherapeutic Counselling Advanced Diploma (PC - L5)

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC - L4)

  • Certificate in Counselling Studies (CST- L3)

  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK - L2)

  • First-class BA ( Hons.) Creative Arts, Bath Spa University.

  • Diploma in Sandplay from Safe Space Counselling.                                                  (Advanced specialist training awarded by The National Counselling Society)

  • Online and Telephone Counselling training course from Counselling Tutor.                          (Quality Checked training recognition by the National Counselling Society)

  • Loss and Bereavement Awareness: Grief in Lockdown. Cruse Bereavement Care.

  • Previous counsellor and counselling co-ordinator for a local branch of the mental health charity MIND

  • Experienced art and textile facilitator with primary school children

  • Current enhanced DBS certificate.

Contact Me 

Glastonbury
Somerset
BA6

Email: gabrielleforshawcounselling@yahoo.co.uk

Tel: 07842401071

If you choose to contact me via the phone, please leave a clear message stating your name and telephone number on the answer machine. You will receive a response within 24 hours and often much sooner.

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