Gail Boakes

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BSc (Hons), FdSc, MBACP
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Rye, East Sussex, TN31
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

As a person-centred counsellor, I offer a warm, non judgmental and confidential environment, a safe place where you can be yourself. 

I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is paramount, and together we can explore your thoughts and feelings at your own pace, so you feel listened to and comfortable in our sessions.

Person-centred counselling was originally developed by the psychotherapist Carl Rogers, and emphasises on the qualities of the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist. 

Rogers believed that all individuals have the ability for growth and enhancement, and healing can occur within the relationship if the client feels they are being valued, understood and accepted.

Person-centred therapy can help people change the way they think and feel about themselves and therefore facilitating a positive change.

I, as the therapist will enter into your world alongside you, to support you on your counselling journey. 

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) Social Science.

FdSc Person-Centred Counselling.

I am a qualified person-centred counsellor registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within the Ethical Framework to ensure good practice. 

I have volunteered with adults experiencing drug and alcohol addiction.

I undertake regular supervision and continued personal and professional development.

I work from The Hub on Rye Hill in Rye, East Sussex. It is located next to the Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital and has free parking.

I also offer telephone and online sessions.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

Free 30 minute initial online or telephone session.

I offer concessionary rates where applicable.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I may be available on other days, so please feel free to ask. I will always try to be flexible with availability where possible.

Further information

Making the first steps to attend counselling can be overwhelming, so I offer a free 30 minute first session, giving you the opportunity to see whether you feel we will work well together.

You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the sessions, and what you are hoping to get from therapy.

Rye, East Sussex, TN31

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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