Gillian Mathews | Accredited Counsellor | Edinburgh | NCS

Gillian Mathews

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS17-05135

Location: Edinburgh

With an extensive background in health care and healthcare research, I bring a broad and informed experience to the therapeutic encounter. Before becoming a counsellor I worked in the NHS for many years, first as a nurse, then midwife and for ten years as a health visitor. I am a yoga and mindfulness teacher with over 20 years of regular meditation practice. My PhD research explored the experience of mindfulness from the perspectives of people with long-term conditions as they took part in a year-long mindfulness programme. Currently I work as a health researcher at the University of Edinburgh in the department of counselling, psychoptherapy and applied social sciences, and at Edinburgh Napier University, within the counselling and well-being team.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills, PhD - The lived experience of mindfulness training in people living with long-term conditions, PGCertTLHE, MSc Public Health, Research, BSc Public Health Nursing, BA (Hons) Recreation,
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Childbirth: labour
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Start exercising
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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