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Gillian Balani

Ψ Counsellor

B.A. (Hons) Social Work; M.Couns (Melit.)

SW Warrant No. 433, CCP Warrant No. 130

Speaks:English, Maltese

Gillian graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work in 2012, after which she went to work in a number of different services ranging from community social work and development, adoption services and children’s residential care. She has worked in Kenya, India and with different cultural communities in Malta, after which she went on to graduate with a Master’s in Counseling so as to support people therapeutically.

Gillian takes special consideration in providing the necessary safety for clients, where together they can work to understand themselves and their relationships better as she supports them in their recovery from any hardships or traumatic experiences. She is passionate about helping people to process their emotions, recognise their strengths and reach their potential for a more content and fulfilling life. She believes everyone can benefit from a therapeutic space to work on their personal growth, self-awareness, self-compassion and coping skills.

Gillian’s approach is warm, caring, empathic and respectful of the client’s pace and readiness.

She has experience working with overeating/obesity, gender-based violence, mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, trauma, learning difficulties and relationship difficulties. She particularly enjoys working with teens and adults on their self-esteem, self-growth and improved well-being. Personally, she enjoys expressing her thoughts and emotions through writing and dance.

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I firmly believe that there is always hope for improved well-being with support and determination. I am eager to meet you and walk alongside you in your journey towards your goals.

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  • 5 sessions – €270 – must be utilised within 3 months from date of purchase
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2. Bundles are not transferable. This means they cannot be used by, or gifted to, anyone else but the person whose name is listed as the TherapyPacks bundle holder.

3. Bundles which are purchased for Couples Therapy and Family Therapy can only be used by members of the couple or family with one therapist. If members of a couple or family decide to take up individual therapy with another therapist, the bundle will only apply to sessions with the therapist originally referred and cannot be also used for the individual sessions with another therapist. Exceptions will be made if the original therapist is unable to see the client or family and the couple or family are referred to another therapist. After referral, the same conditions will apply.

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