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Gill Hawley MBACP (Reg)

Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10
07740 650068 07740 650068

About me

I am an experienced and compassionate person-centred Counsellor/Therapist. I offer a supportive, non-judgemental, accepting, professional and confidential service where you can be yourself. Based in Saffron Walden, I am privileged to have been alongside clients during their healing process. I work with a wide range of emotional problems and relationship issues. I am also an accredited Bereavement Counsellor and Supervisor having worked for Cruse Bereavement Care since 2005, specialising in bereavement by suicide.

My awareness, intuition and empathy enable me to provide a safe, trusting environment in which your emotional pain can be worked through. The therapeutic process helps you to move on from painful difficulties and initiates self-awareness, personal development and psychological change. This can have a positive impact on your self-esteem and well-being, which could help you to lead a more fulfilled, healthier and happier life.

Are you dealing with painful feelings, struggling with unmanageable anger, sadness or emptiness, which you find difficult to understand?  Do you suffer from lack of confidence, have feelings of worthlessness or shame? Do you feel you are not good enough?

We are all unique individuals. If you feel that you have been negatively affected by an experience or relationship, which is having a detrimental impact on your life and functioning, counselling could help you.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice so you can be sure your therapy will be carried out to the highest professional standards. I hold full professional liability insurance and an enhanced CRB check and receive regular supervision.

I have undertaken an OCN Certificate in Supervision, which enables me to offer supervision to qualified and trainee Counsellors.

I currently work privately at The Gallery Therapy Rooms, Debden Barns, Saffron Walden CB11 3JY.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists
OCN Certificate in Supervision
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
ABC Level 4 Diploma in Theory and Practice of Counselling
ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts
BAPCA Certificate on Suicide & Ethics
BAPCA Certificate on Living & Dying
CRUSE Certificate on Child Bereavement
CRUSE Certificate on Attachment & Loss
CRUSE Certificate on Child Related Issues & Suicide

Associate counsellor for Professional Help Ltd

I regularly attend continuous professional development days at Hillingdon BAPCA.

Member organisations


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

Bereavement by suicide


Appointments : My fee is £50.00 for individuals and £75.00 for couples (50 minute counselling session).

I am flexible and can offer week-end appointments.  Concessionary rates are available depending on circumstances and frequency of sessions.

Please note, I operate a 48hrs cancellation policy, whereupon the full fee is payable.

Saffron Walden

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access


I hold a Certificate in OCN Supervision and currently supervise both qualified and trainee psychotherapists within a group setting or on a one-to-one basis.  As with other aspects of my practice, I draw on a variety of perspectives, but my main approach is person-centred, where I gently challenge existing ideas and approaches to enrich and develop knowledge, skills and experience.  I aim to provide a non-judgemental, collaborative environment where supervisees feel supported to meet all aspects of their clinical work.

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Gill Hawley MBACP (Reg)

Gill Hawley MBACP (Reg)