Gilly Simmonds

103c Bancroft

01462 711102 / 079717 33364

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103c Bancroft

01462 711102 / 079717 33364

About me

People seek counselling for a host of reasons. Whatever your reason my aim is to provide an environment where you can be heard and understood. We can explore the impact your past may have had and in so doing you may feel better able to understand your feelings. As a counsellor I do not advise you what to do, but in our work together there is the potential to feel better equipped to make changes necessary for you to live your life the way you want it to be.

I have worked with people experiencing anxiety, depression, loss, abuse, bullying, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties and family issues.

I am a member of the BACP.

Sessions are fifty minutes long. We may work on a short term or long term basis.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) Psychology
PgDip Contemporary therapeutic psychodynamic counselling.
MA Contemporary therapeutic psychodynamic counselling.

I studied my PgDip and MA at the University of Hertfordshire. Part of my training required me to have my own personal therapy. I work psychodynamically and adhere to the BACP's code of ethics.

In addition to my private practice I have worked at a women's centre, an addiction treatment centre and in secondary schools with both pupils and parents.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Therapies offered


£45 per hour. This may be negotiable.

Further information

An initial consultation will give you an opportunity to ask questions and a taste of how therapy works. If you wish to proceed and I feel able to help you we will arrange a mutually agreeable time to meet each week.

Maps & Directions

Hitchin, SG5 1NB

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I have appointments on Tuesday and Fridays (daytime and evenings) and Saturday mornings .

Types of client

Older adults
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