Gillian McCullochLife Design Counselling
Master of Counselling Practice (current); Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis (Australian Society of Hypnosis); BA (Hons) Humanities. BA (Hons) Divinity. PhD (Systematic Theology); Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN).
After my PhD on mind-body dualism from Aberdeen University (Scotland), I taught theology and then, after a move to England, was engaged in health research, whilst also raising our three children. During a job evaluating local community health services, my interest in nursing was rekindled (I had trained as a nurse when I left school) and for the past 16 years I have been working as an Intensive Care nurse. In this role I work closely with grief, loss and trauma and witness its impact, not only on patients, but also on family and friends. This led me to study counselling. I also took advantage of an opportunity to train in clinical hypnosis for registered health care professionals, (nurses, social workers, GPs, dentists, anaesthetists, and psychologists and others). My approach to counselling is integrative, meaning that I draw upon various modalities, such as, Solution Focused (SFT), CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and I also utilise Mindfulness strategies and body-focused therapies. In following a person-centred approach, the counselling I provide is tailored to your goals, needs and wishes.
“… We know little about why the simple exchange of words between therapist and client can work such wonders” David Spiegel.