Gill Hardy

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Reg MBACP (accred)
Available for new clients
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Darlington, Co.Durham, DL2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, my name is Gill.

Thank you for looking at my profile. I am an experienced child and adult Counsellor. My compassion, empathy and intuition stem from my past experience as a registered nurse.  This vocation led me into specific training in Counselling and emotional well-being,  ultimately becoming a integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (using different models of established counselling, tailored to your needs).  I have many years of experience, working with children and young people from 5 to 19 years, having worked in schools and with private clients. I specifically trained to work with this age group. 

I also developed a successful and recognised well-being service aimed at young people aged from 11 to 19 years old within the Stockton area, which has been recognised as having a positive impact on many young people who were referred to the service. This has including working with a range of issues such as: Stress and anxiety, education pressures/expectations, identifying as LGBT, porn addiction, dysfunctional relationships, eating disorders, bullying,  loss and bereavement. I also provide one to one or family group parenting support/advice. This includes working with looked after children, those in care and families who are foster carers or adopting children. I have experience working with neurodivergant children & young people,  particularly ASD & ADHD. I offer  support for parents and siblings within a family.

I have vast experience of working with adults with varying issues. These include loss and bereavement, relationship breakdowns, adultery, anxiety,  stress and depression, domestic abuse, addiction and eating disorders. I am dedicated, congruent and passionate about my work. I do hope you feel able to contact me, and together we will work through your current issues at a pace you are comfortable with. I offer a free initial telephone appointment for adults and also for parents', to discuss your concerns,  which provides an opportunity to ask questions. Following this we can arrange further appointments at a time that suits you. I offer flexible appointment times including evenings and weekends. I look forward to hearing from you and making the first steps together into a happier and calmer stage of your life.


Training, qualifications & experience

  • Accredited MBACP (Member British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
  • PG Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling for Children & Young People
  • RGN Registered General Nurse
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • TA 101 (Transactional Analysis)
  • PSA (Parent Support Advisor)

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

To be discussed at free of charge initial telephone consultation.

When I work

Very flexible appointment times that can fit around the individual clients needs.

Further information

Safeguarding and health and safety risk assessments are in place in relation to Covid19.  With a clients safety and emotional well-being at the forefront of all practices.

Darlington, Co.Durham, DL2

Type of session


Types of client

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

Key details

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