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About

 

Avtar Gill

Working in the challenging field of addiction for over 19 years and successfully counselling many people into recovery, I passionately believe that individuals have the inner resources to overcome their addictions and dependencies.

I have not only witnessed this in others but have also overcome my own drug and alcohol addiction. Having underwent 6 months intensive rehab, I'm now over 21 years clean and sober and consider my main strength as working with a deep passion and belief.

Experience

I have over 18 years' extensive experience of seeing individual clients and facilitating groups with a local drug and alcohol counselling agency and have trained many new staff and volunteer counsellors.


I work collaboratively, primarily using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and work in group settings and with individuals in private practice.


​My own life experience, particularly around recovery gives me a unique perspective and a greater empathy with my clients.  Coming from a non-judgemental approach, I give encouragement but also gently challenge clients along the way for developmental change and personal growth. 

Education

  • Diploma in CBT – Synergie Counselling, 2017

  • NLP Practitioner – New Adventure Learning, 2015

  • Certificate in Group Work – Metanoia, 2008

  • Post Grad Cert in Addiction Counselling, 2004

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling,
    West Thames College, 2002​

Other information

  • Clean DBS 

  • Registered BACP member

  • Available evenings and weekends

  • Sliding scale £65 - £45

  • Ample free parking

Specialities​

  • Individual counselling

  • Training

  • Alcohol and drug addiction

  • Process addiction

  • Stress and anxiety

  • Self Esteem issues

  • Relationships

  • Cultural Identity

  • Men's Group

Contact

T : 07816 880 424

E : asg66@icloud.com

A : Heston Road, Houslow, TW5 0RU