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About me

I support adults, couples, and children. 
At some stage in our lives we can experience difficult and overwhelming feelings or situations that can be challenging to cope with.
Acknowledging that we need support is an important first step. I work with one to one with adults, children and families. I have a specialist interest in working with couples and couple relationships. I have nine years post qualification experience and lead a team of counsellors in private practice. 

I have a specialist interest in working with anxiety issues. 

Having worked as a therapist for nine years, I am committed to providing a confidential space where working in an empathic, supportive and non-judgemental way your reasons for coming to therapy can be carefully explored together. 

I work integratively, meaning that I draw upon a range of theories allowing us to work together with choice and flexibility.

I am supportive, respectful and genuine, and I believe the quality of the therapeutic relationship between us as being central to our work together.
My aim is to provide a warm, safe, non-judgemental, supportive environment where you experience being deeply listened to so that you can explore whatever difficulties you are experiencing. Feeling safe and knowing your therapist is experienced is important. 

I support clients experiencing depression, anxiety, abuse, relationship issues, divorce & separation, coping with injury & illness, low self esteem, stress, work-related problems, identity and sexuality issues, anger, life crisis, post-natal depression, cancer, trauma, bereavement and other forms of loss.

In addition to my private practice I also work as a therapist alongside other professionals offering psychotherapeutic support within agency settings, working specifically in the areas of relationship difficulties and issues impacting individuals within families.

I also have counselling experience within the Cancer sector supporting both patients and families.

Alongside my adult work, I am commissioned by schools throughout herts, beds and bucks delivering therapy and mental health training to schools.

I have a specialist interest in anxiety in children and adults.

Please see my website for more details.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

Postgraduate Certificate in Working with Children & Families
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic counselling CPCAB Level 5
Certificate in Couples Counselling
BACP Certificate of Proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register
Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB Level 4
Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB
Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB

Further CPD Training Undertaken

Developmental Trauma In Children & Families

Stabilisation Phase in Trauma Informed Therapy

Substance Misuse In Couples

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Maternal Perinatal Mental Health

Suicide risk and self harm

Family Constellation, Family Systems and Dynamics

Pace for Practitioners

Online & Telephone Counselling

Calming the anxious brain - using neuroscience for anxiety and panic

Experience

I have nine years post qualification experience and I lead a team of therapists in private practice. 
I am an Integrative therapist which means that I am trained in several counselling psychotherapeutic approaches allowing me to work flexibly and openly.
I believe that everyone's experiences of life and how they deal with them are unique to them and I work with the unique and individual needs of my clients

I provide short term and long term therapy.

I am a member of the BACP and I am registered on the BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists.

I abide by the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy.

I hold a full DBS check.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Relationship/Couples Counselling - Experienced Couples Therapist 

I have a specialist interest in couples therapy and have provided couple therapy for six years.
You may be seeking couples therapy for a variety of reasons, a loss of connection, life events that have impacted on your relationship such as illness, loss or bereavement, or because of issues with communication or intimacy.

Relationship therapy offers a safe, non-judgemental space to explore some of these issues with the support of a therapist helping you to look at and understand what is affecting your relationship.

The number of sessions will depend upon your needs from couple therapy and this would be discussed together during an initial assessment session.

I offer couples therapy in a private setting in Tring.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

From £60.00 to £80.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

One to one adult therapy sessions last 50 minutes and are £60 per session.

Couples sessions last 60 mins and are £80.00

Child Counselling sessions last 50 minutes and are £60 per session.

Fees are payable on the day of the session.

Contact & appointments -

Please do contact me to discuss your needs.

You can email me at gaylehammill@mac.com or contact me by phone on 07921080398

I will respond to you as soon as I can, please do leave me a message.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Please contact me to discuss availability.

Online/Skype sessions are available.

Further information

Both online and face to face therapy available.

I work from my comfortable private consulting practice rooms in Tring.

Tring
HP23

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I have two comfortable counselling rooms and a lift to access.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Gayle Hammill Dip.Psych.Couns MBACP (Registered) Face to Face & Online

Gayle Hammill Dip.Psych.Couns MBACP (Registered) Face to Face & Online