Mr Gordon Nelson

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: GN00P03

Location: Holywell

Mates in Mind

*Gordon is an experienced counsellor, therapist and clinical hypnotherapist who offers support to individuals, couples and groups. Gordon has a private practice in North Wales (near Mold) and is a consultant for Hope-Borland Associates in Greater Manchester.

Gordon has trained and worked as a Transformative Mediator in the London borough of Greenwich, working with housing associations, local government agencies and individuals in ‘crisis’, seeking neighbourhood conflict resolution. He has also managed a part time private practice (in London) utilising Clinical Hypnotherapy and Brief Strategic Therapy approaches to support clients.

Before joining Hope-Borland Associates he has had 10 years of experience working as a clinician in the Department of Psychological Therapies at an independent rehabilitation hospital (mental health) in North Wales; where he met Sue Hope-Borland. Gordon and Sue developed an effective alliance as co-therapists and worked together supporting individuals, groups and couples in therapy.

As a registered member of the National Counselling Society, Gordon draws upon theory, research, and practice from various psychology and counselling models and adopts a flexible and integrated approach. He works collaboratively and interactively with clients in a multimodal approach, adhering to the core principles of empathy, congruence and positive regard.

Gordon holds a Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis, B.S.T.F (Acc), a Practitioner Diploma in Brief (Cognitive) Strategic Therapy, S.B.S.T. (Acc), utilising EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and reprocessing), and three Diplomas in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, including the Advanced Professional Diploma, Ad Pro Dip PC, accredited by the National Counselling Society and the Royal College of Nursing. Gordon is currently interested in the study and practice of Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and integrating Mindfulness based practices in therapy

  • Qualifications & Experience
    *Core Qualifications and Training

    Positive Behaviour Support Planning (LD) ‘What’s the Message’ – (2019) ·

    Annual Mandatory Training – Virtual College Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults, Safeguarding Children, Mental health Act, Mental Capacity Act and DoLS, Lone Working, Dignity in Care, Risk Assessment, Information Governance, Basic Life Support, Equality, Diversity and Human Rights. -(2019) ·

    FMHAS, Flintshire Mental health advocacy training-(2009)

    Greenwich Mediation-Transformative Mediation training and practice- (2004) ·

    Practitioner Diploma in Brief Strategic (Cognitive) Therapy including Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)- Brief Strategic Therapy Foundation, London-(2003)

    Armadillo-Risk of Sexual Violence Assessment Amshell training-(2015)

    Mental Health Recovery Star training– Triangle Consultancy-(2014)

    Three Diplomas in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, including the Advanced Professional Diploma, accredited by the National Counselling Society and the Royal College of Nursing-(2011-2013)
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
    • Relationships
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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