Gill Sweeting Integrative psychotherapist , SK17
Looking for a counsellor in the High Peak area? Or a psychotherapist? A couples therapist, maybe? Or a supervisor? Then you have come to the right place. I have an established practice at my home in Buxton, where I have helped many grateful clients with complex issues and challenges.
I am a caring and experienced professional who uses approaches that are best suited to your personality and particular needs. I will work with you so that you can safely explore your issues in a comfortable and confidential environment. I will listen to you, understand you, and be there for you while you develop your own solutions. For more deep-seated issues, I will help you to discover the source of your problems, and support you through the choices and changes that you can make to heal old hurts and live a more fulfilled life.
In addition to many years of experience working with a wide range of issues, I am currently in advanced training in integrative psychosexual therapy. This means I am knowledgeable, able and comfortable to work with your issues to do with sex and also with the effects of other issues (such as childhood abuse, cancer treatment, relationship, self-esteem, suppressed sexual identity) on your sex life.
Other areas of experience include working with:
- Coping with the effects of cancer (and treatment) and other life threatening illness: patient and family.
- Life transitions, e.g. becoming a parent, relocation, divorce, separation, redundancy, retirement.
- Unbearable loss, e.g. complicated bereavement from suicide, loss of a child, anticipatory grief.
- Destructive behaviour patterns, e.g. sexual compulsivity, anger issues, alcohol issues.
- Lack of purpose in life, e.g. exploring meaning, reviewing career choices.
- Losing touch with a sense of self, exploring identity - don't know who you are any more?
- Unexplained physical ailments - "it's all in the mind" - what does that mean?
My previous experience includes:
Lecturer in Counselling at University of Derby.
Lead Counsellor at Blythe House Hospice in Derbyshire.
Counsellor at St. Luke's Hospice in Sheffield, North Derbyshire Alcohol Advice Service and Women's Aid.
Training and qualifications
Honours degree in psychology from University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Diploma in integrative psychotherapeutic practice from Elan Training.
Professional Graduate Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector from the University of Derby.
Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision from York St John University.
Certificate in Integrative Psychosexual Therapy from the Centre for Psychosexual Health.
BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist.
UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist.
I charge £40 for a 1 hour session (recommended for individuals) and £50 for a 1.5 hour session (recommended for couples).
Integrative Existential Transactional analysis Sex Therapy Relational Couples therapy Issues often worked with:
AnxietyBereavementCouple relationshipsDepressionSexual problemsSexual/physical abuseSexuality issuesTrauma Availability:
Within one week Therapy offered:
In person Client groups:
IndividualsCouplesAdolescents Member organisations:
Psychotherapist and Supervisor