Gayle Hammill Dip.Psych.Couns MBACP (Registered) Adult & Child Therapist
As well as being an experienced adult and child Psychotherapist I am also a clinical director leading a team of counsellors in private practice.
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 I support families.
Having worked with clients over a number of 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 gently and carefully explored. Through reflection on your experiences and with respect for your autonomy I will work with helping you to understand and work with your challenges. This insight can help you to move forward. It can be empowering and enable you to recognise choice, find meaning and make helpful changes. I work integratively, meaning that I draw upon a range of theories allowing us to work together with choice and flexibility.
I am gentle, 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.
I am an experienced practitioner working with issues such as 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, 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 specialise in psychotherapy for children aged 4-11 years of age. I am commissioned by schools throughout herts, beds and bucks delivering therapy and mental health training to schools.
I specialise in child anxiety and attachment difficulties.
Please see my website for more details.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Certificate in Working with Children & Families
Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic counselling CPCAB
Postgraduate Certificate in Couples Counselling
BACP Certificate of Proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register
Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB
Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB
Specialist Training Undertaken
Developmental Trauma In Children & Families
The Neuroscience of Rejection - Supporting Children & Families
I am an Integrative psychotherapist which means that I am trained in several counselling 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 am asked to speak regularly as an expert practioner on BBC Radio and within organisations to support both adult and child mental health.
I abide by the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
I hold a full DBS check.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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.
One to one adult therapy sessions last 50 minutes and are £60 per session.
Couples sessions last 60 mins and are £75.00
Child psychotherapy sessions last 50 minutes and are £60 per session.
Parent and Child sessions last 50 minutes and are £90 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me by phone on 07921080398
I will respond to you as soon as I can, please do leave me a message.
Where I practice - Currently all therapy remains online due to Covid-19.
I work from my comfortable private consulting practice in Tring.