Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Elspeth Gilliland, a therapist based in North Northumberland. I offer one-to-one counselling sessions for adults and young people aged 16 and over, both face-to-face and online.

There are times in our lives when emotions, thoughts and feelings become overwhelming. This can happen for many different reasons. Perhaps you are finding day-to-day life more challenging than usual. You may be struggling with long-term issues due to past experiences. A recent unexpected or distressing event could have left you feeling unable to cope as well as you’d like. Maybe you want to explore things that you’d prefer not to share with friends and family. Or you could be experiencing uncertainty or confusion, feeling that things “aren’t quite right”.

If any of this resonates with you, counselling may be an option to consider. As a therapist I aim to provide a safe, supportive and confidential space where you will have time to explore your thoughts and feelings and to reflect on what is happening within yourself without fear of judgement.

Although counselling may be able to help you with many situations, deciding to see a counsellor is a big step to take. So please take a good look round my site where I hope you will find enough information to help you decide if therapy is the right choice for you. You can also contact me if you’d like more information, an informal chat or to book an appointment.