About me

About me

I love what I do and have a profound sense of delight when clients discover their strengths and capacities to find new ways of thinking and living.

I have worked as a counsellor since 2013 gaining considerable experience working in a local counselling agency, a hospice and a charity working with clients having a wide variety of issues.

An interest in the older client

Counselling the older person has become of particular interest to me. As an older person myself, having experienced a number of life challenging issues, I found counselling helpful and transformative. Increasing age brings it’s own special concerns, challenges and opportunities. Research has shown that anxiety, depression and other such issues can be overlooked, unrecognised and untreated. My intention is to help alleviate the distressing symptoms of mental, emotional and physical issues arising in later life. It is never too late to seek help.

Membership, Qualifications & Experiences

As a member of the British Association Of Counselling and Psychotherapy I am recognised as a qualified practitioner. I adhere to the ethical framework laid down by the BACP both on a professional and personal level.

I receive fortnightly supervision from a qualified supervisor to ensure my work is ethical, safe and effective.

I am a mindfulness practitioner having completed four 10 day silent retreats learning the art of meditation. Meditation is a twice daily practice for me and the benefits from this I have found useful in daily life and in my professional work.

Self reflection and continued personal and professional development are important to me. I ensure I keep learning by attending training days, workshops, online training events, reading, keeping a learning journal and self reflection.

Continued professional development

  • Addiction
  • Bereavement
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Identity
  • Safe Guarding
  • Therapeutic Risk Taking
  • Disenfranchised Grief
  • Family Systems
  • The Unspeakable-Death and Dying
  • Procrastination
  • The Wisdom of Not Knowing
  • Working with Trauma
  • Exploring Felt Sense
  • Clean Language
  • Dependency in Counselling
  • Buddhist Psychology
  • CBT and the Suicidal Client
  • Focusing (Mindfulness practice using the body)
  • The Origin of Trauma
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Eating Disorders

  •  Contact me on 07598475228
  • Or ginajobscastle@btinternet.com
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