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Gillian Carmichael

Senior Gestalt Counsellor

I am a qualified Gestalt counsellor working with couples and individuals. My primary focus is to bring couples’ awareness to the intricate dynamics within their relationship, fostering more secure emotional bonds. Through exercises and techniques, I help couples improve their communication and understanding.

In addition to my Gestalt foundation, I also incorporate insights from Family Systems Therapy, drawing inspiration from Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).

My approach is integrative, blending various therapeutic techniques to tailor the treatment to the unique needs and goals of each couple, ensuring a personalized and effective therapeutic experience.

I help couples around such issues as:

  • Conflict resolution methods and communications difficulties

  • Sexual problems

  • Unresolved baggage from childhood or a previous relationship

  • Loss of trust and problems with intimacy

  • Effects on a relationship of Infidelity or use of Pornography

  • Significant changes that affect the relationship such as; a new baby, an illness, taking care of ailing parents or a death in the family

  • Just a general sense of the relationship having lost that ‘spark’

  • Dealing with the consequences of infidelity

  • Addressing porn and sex addiction within a relationship

  • Or if as a couple you are needing support to separate in an amicable way​

I specialize in addressing sexual issues within relationships, whether related to intimacy, desire, or sexual dysfunction. Using therapeutic techniques, I guide couples in enhancing their sexual relationship, making it a source of joy, connection, and fulfillment.

I have helped individuals cope with challenges associated with:

  • Anxiety, Depression, Anger issues, Loneliness

  • Existential Uncertainty

  • Consequences of Sexual Abuse

  • Sexual problems

  • Panic and Phobias

  • Life stages – coping with Ageing

  • Bereavement​

So whatever you feel that is holding you back or blocking you, however you feel in relation to the other people in your life, whatever issues you bring we can work through them together.