Gayle Hammill

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Dip.Psych.Couns MNCPS Acc Psychotherapeutic
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Tring HP23 & Leighton Buzzard LU7
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About me

Firstly I want to acknowledge how brave it can be to finally ask for counselling support. 

Sometimes you may doubt your own capacity to cope. Maybe you aren't sure what you need, but you know that something isn't feeling right for you.

Having initially received counselling myself over 15 years ago, I realised the huge difference it made in my life and that is when I began my counselling training. I now work therapeutically with adults, couples, families and children. 

My belief is that we carry a lot emotionally that can be hidden and this can be at any age and stage of our lives. I have been in the helping professions for over 30 years, as my nature has always been to help others to feel cared for and understand just how capable they are. Supporting others in achieving what they want and need is my passion in life. 

What happens in sessions?

I work at your pace to ensure that you feel comfortable and free to express yourself.

Initially we will talk about what has brought you to counselling, what you are feeling and start to look at those feelings and challenges at your pace.

We will build our therapeutic relationship together to enable you to feel safe and supported. I believe that the therapist you choose and the relationship built together is fundamental to making progress. Our sessions together will be at a mutually agreed time and will be regular and supportive. 

I will sit with you and we will take our time in understanding what may be most helpful for you. I work psychotherapeutically and I see clients for both short term and longer term work.

What areas of support I work with

I am passionate about supporting individuals with anxiety, abuse, loss, low mood and depression, grief,  bereavement, stress, work stress, redundancy, relationship issues, confidence issues, illness, post natal depression, menopausal anxiety and low mood, family issues, trauma, childhood trauma, parenting, separation and divorce, life transitions, and overwhelm.

I have helped clients in feeling less anxious, more in control of anxious thoughts, improving their self esteem and working on issues that have been troubling them for sometimes many years. 

Couples & Relationship Counselling - How can I help you and your relationships?

Relationships go through changes and transitions and I aim to support you in navigating these changes.

I support you with addressing the way you feel in your relationship and the communication challenges within it. I have supported couples with improving communication, loss, intimacy issues and repeated arguments that seem to go around in Circles. 

What's Next? Making Contact with me 

If you would like to have an initial session to meet me and see how we can work together, please contact me and we can arrange a mutual time to have an initial session. This allows an opportunity for us to talk things over and for you to ask questions and see how it feels for you. You can email me at or via this profile page. 


Clients feedback to me that they wish they had sought support sooner and that they were relieved to have the space. We review our work together regularly to ensure you are getting what you need. 

My Experience 

Commencing my clinical counselling in the cancer care sector, I supported individuals and families experiencing the huge psychological demands of illness and life adjustments. I also worked with parents and families navigating many challenges such as loss, bereavement, work issues, family issues and relationship issues. 

I have had the privilege of supporting adults, couples, families and children in therapy over the last ten years and I am passionate about creating safe spaces that offer you, whatever your age, a space to be honest and feel safe to be open and supported. 

Areas of counselling that I support:

Anxiety Counselling 


Confidence Issues

Self Esteem issues

Low mood and depression counselling 

Relationship difficulties and relationship counselling - I support couples with intimacy issues, communication challenges, loss and change. 

Grief and loss counselling 

Trauma and childhood trauma counselling 

Work related issues and stress counselling 

Areas of specialism

I have worked specifically in the areas of relationship difficulties and issues impacting individuals within families for many years. I am passionate about how our families and relationships can affect us both positively and negatively. Couples and families I have worked with have told me that our work together has improved their communication, addressed many longstanding challenges that have repeated over many years and has helped them reconnect. 

I have worked with trauma in children and adults and this is an area that I am also very passionate about supporting. 

I have a specialist interest in couple work, anxiety and trauma in children and adults.


’Gayle helped me to feel like myself again after the loss of my father. I needed a space to show my sadness without upsetting my family. Gayle was so warm and supportive, I am so grateful to her for helping me through such a difficult period.” A

Gayle basically saved our family. Her caring and professional manner has helped our entire family. She can see straight to the issue and made therapy, a new experience for us all- completely embarrassment free and painless. I can’t recommend her enough.” N

"I had never had counselling before and was very apprehensive, Gayle quickly put me at ease and I wish I had done this much sooner. I was able to share things that I have never shared with anyone else and Gayle helped me get me life back on track after a traumatic time" S

My Training

I am trained and work integratively, meaning that I draw upon a range of theories allowing us to work together finding the ways that are most helpful to you. I am informed by Transactional analysis(how we relate to one another) CBT (Cognitive behavioural, how our thinking affects our behaviour), Psychodynamic (our early life and how this shapes us) I am qualified to post graduate level and have spent over five years gaining my counselling & psychotherapy training. 

Clinical Supervisory Work for Therapists

My own clinical experience has been in various sectors including, cancer charities, children’s centres, schools, social services agencies and private practice. My practice supports adults, couples, families and specialises in therapy with children aged 4 upwards. 

My supervision is informed by the Hawkins & Shohet 7 eyed model which is a relational and systemic model. I am also informed by the Integrated Developmental model by Stole berg & Delworth 2002. 

I have supported practitioners in practice with relational aspects of therapy, safeguarding, procedural and professional issues and their own personal and professional development.

Please see my website for more details.

The suitability for online counselling if requested will be assessed as part of an initial assessment.

Training, qualifications & experience


PG Clinical Supervision 
PG Therapy with Children & Families
Advanced PG Psychotherapeutic counselling CPCAB Level 5
Couples Counselling 2015
BACP Certificate of Proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register
Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB Level 4
Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 3 CPCAB
Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2 CPCAB

Further CPD Training Undertaken

Working with Addiction

Supporting bereaved parents and siblings

Adult Autism

Understanding and working with Narcissim

Working in a trauma informed way with teenagers 

Working with Parts 

NSPCC child Protection 

Developmental Trauma In Children & Families

Stabilisation Phase in Trauma Informed Therapy

Substance Misuse In Couples

COSRT Working with partners affected by compulsive sexual behaviours

COSRT Working with Couples & Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Disorder

Projections and Transference: Unraveling Emotional Echoes in Couples Relationships

Working with Family Estrangement

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Maternal Perinatal Mental Health

Suicide risk and self harm

Assessments working with trauma 

Family Constellation, Family Systems and Dynamics

Pace for Practitioners

Online & Telephone Counselling

Calming the anxious brain - using neuroscience for anxiety and panic

Helping Couples Improve Communication


I have ten years post qualification experience and I support a team of therapists in private practice. I also offer supervision for counselling practitioners and professionals. 

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 hold a full DBS check.

Member organisations

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Relationship/Couples Counselling - Experienced Couples Therapist 

Please see my relationship website

I have a specialist interest in couples therapy and have provided couple therapy for eight 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.

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Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

One to One Counselling is £65.00 per session

Couple Counselling is £90.00 per session

We would have an initial assessment session to mutually decide if I am the right therapist for you. If you need alternative support we can discuss this together. 

Fees are payable via a mandate that is set up on commencing therapy. 

Please note that I only offer counselling sessions between 9-6pm Mon-Thursday. I do however see some supervisees outside of these hours. 

Contact & appointments -

Please do contact me to discuss your needs.

You can email me at or complete the enquiry form via my website 

I will respond to you as soon as I can.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please contact me to discuss availability.

Online sessions are available nationwide. 

Further information

Amongst other areas, I can support you with:

Anxiety, self esteem, confidence issues, depression, relationship issues, loss, bereavement, finding meaning in life, parental issues, feelings of isolation, ADHD & ASD, trauma, hopeless feelings, infidelity, addiction, abuse, anger, redundancy, PMDD, perimenopause and menopause, sexuality, suicidal feelings, self harm, family issues and dynamics, narcissism in relationships, work stress.

Both online and face to face therapy available.

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

I offer online counselling nationwide pending an initial assessment. 

Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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

Online platforms

Google Meet


In person

I am a qualified supervisor and have been a clinical manager of a team for the last five years. I believe in supportive & reflective supervision.

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Gayle Hammill
Gayle Hammill