Gillian Oakley Dip Hyp CS, Adv Dip CP
Accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory Diploma in Hypnotherapy / Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills QCF Level 3 Certificate / Certificate in Hypnobirthing.
Enhanced DBS Check.
For most of my professional life I have worked in the various arenas supporting families, young people and children in improving on their lifestyle and wellbeing. From this I have gained experience and knowledge from my working life.
I have previously volunteered for the Samaritans which cemented my wish to continue in a career that focuses on helping people through the most difficult times. Whilst working full time for Norfolk County Council as a Therapeutic Practitioner within the safeguarding domain, I studied to qualify as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Hypnotherapist. I have many years of experience as a practitioner working in a residential unit, hospitals, supported housing and within the Local County Council.
Over the time I have developed various skills to assist and support adults and children with numerous issues in life. I am able to build a good rapport with the people that I support, which I find to be extremely important to gain a successful outcome to therapy. My therapeutic approach is non-judgemental, focused around empowering the client to improve their lives. I tailor each session to meet the individual needs of the client and to work alongside my client and give a service that is individual to their process of therapy. The approach will assist with reframing of thoughts, thinking and changes.
Having a space for clients to feel secure and relaxed, with an empathic environment.