Gillie FarnworthCounsellor & Psychotherapist
Newport, Gwent

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“Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be; embrace who you are”

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A very warm welcome and thank you for visiting my website.

My name is Gillie Farnworth, I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and a registered member of the BACP and an accredited registrant member of the NCS. I provide professional and confidential counselling and psychotherapy to people 18 years of age and over; offering private rooms in Newport, Gwent with a safe and welcome environment. My practice is easily accessible, just a short drive from junction 24 of the M4, with parking available.

First Steps

How do you choose your counsellor? It can be overwhelming when first looking for your therapist, how do you know which one to pick? There are so many to choose from. One of the most important aspects of therapy is the relationship between the client and the counsellor, for many reasons, not least because you need to feel comfortable opening up to another individual. The initial session will give us a chance to meet, discuss what your needs are, whether you require short or long term therapy (I offer both) and how I might then be able to help you. You will be able to ask questions and allay any fears or anxieties you may have. Occasionally this consultation may be enough and you will choose not to proceed further with therapy. However usually most people will choose to continue on with a number of sessions, at which point an agreement is made. Our work can be time limited or open-ended where there is no predetermined date but with opportunities to review our progress.

Counselling and Psychotherapy

Counselling is often described as ‘the talking therapy’. It is a process designed to provide clients with the time and space to explore, understand or come to terms with the issues they have; this is done in a confidential, non-judgmental environment. Counselling is not advice giving, more, helping you look at what is possible whilst avoiding telling you what to do. Its about you as the client gaining control and not the counsellor taking control. A counsellor answering the question ‘What would you advise me to do?’ with ‘What ideas do you have?’ is helping the client to explore and recognise that they have a part to play in the therapy and need to seek their own answers from within. Counselling has many different approaches; Humanistic, Cognative Behaverial Therapy (CBT) and Gestalt Therapy, to name but a few. I am primarily a humanistic counsellor, but work in an integrative style, which means I will tailor each session to suit your individual needs using one or all of the different counselling models. My humanistic approach will ensure you are listened to, valued and respected. I provide comfortable discreet rooms to enable this work to progress and you to reach your full potential.

Who I Work With

Throughout my career I have experienced working with a diverse group of people, bringing a range of emotions and issues to my practice. I frequently see clients who are seeking therapy for depression, anxiety, stress, perfectionism, low self esteem, trauma, loss of meaning or purpose or struggling within their relationship. Others can find it difficult to cope at times of transition or change.

Other issues I deal with include, but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Low Self-esteem and Self-confidence
  • Loss and Bereavement – Grief work
  • Relationship and Family Issues
  • Loneliness
  • Self Harm
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Work Related Issues
  • Life Stage Issues such as Mid Life Crisis and Aging
  • Unresolved childhood issues
  • Anger Management
  • Eating disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Weight Loss Surgery
  • Trauma
  • Phobias


The Fast Trauma Cure

Traditionally trauma has been treated over long periods of time, maybe even years. This can often be a very painful experience for the recipient, revisiting distressing memories that you would really rather forget, hence many find it easier to avoid seeking help altogether. I am experienced in working with The Fast Trauma Cure, which is otherwise known as 'The Rewind' technique. Although this cannot erase the memory, the technique works by allowing the individual, whilst in a safe relaxed state, to revisit the traumatic memory and store this as an ‘ordinary’ non-threatening memory; instead of a memory that continually activates the flight or fight response. It can be used to treat any trauma from PTSD, rape, sexual abuse, child abuse, bullying and much more.

My Qualifications and Training

I am fully trained and qualified in helping clients with issues such as anxiety, stress, trauma and much more. The majority of my experience has been gained whilst working closely with vulnerable adults within local support services. I have also consulted with multi-national companies with reference to stress management as required. In addition to this within my private practice I have worked for numerous occupational and private healthcare companies providing counselling and psychotherapy as needed.

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy Level 7
Advanced Diploma in Counselling
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Advanced Certificate In Counselling
Intermediate Certificate In Counselling Skills
Certificate in The Fast Trauma and Phobia Cure
Advanced Couples Course; Meeting Their Partners Needs
Certificate in Motivational Interviewing
Register Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Accredited Registrant Member of the National Counselling Society
Criminal Records Bureau Checked
Fully Insured with Holistic Insurance

Contact and Appointment Details

I can be contacted on 07787 550 897 or by email at

I may not always be able to take your telephone call but please do leave me a message and I will get back to you as soon as I am able.

My practice is easily accessible, just a short drive from junction 24 of the M4, with parking available.


Individuals – £60.00 for a one hour session (this includes time to discuss and arrange further sessions)
Couples – £70.00 for a one hour session (this includes time to discuss and arrange further sessions)

I have daytime and evening appointments available Monday to Thursday.



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