Gill Hawley

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Bereavement Counsellor and Supervisor MBACP
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and welcome. I'm Gill, and I am an experienced, compassionate person-centred Counsellor, specialising in bereavement by suicide. I offer a supportive, non-judgemental, accepting, professional and confidential service where you can be yourself.

Are you dealing with painful feelings, struggling with unmanageable anger, sadness or emptiness, which you find difficult to understand? Are you struggling to process what has happened? Do you feel depressed after the death of someone close, like nothing matters anymore?

I have volunteered for Cruse Bereavement Care for over 15 years as a Therapist and Supervisor. I am currently an Associate Counsellor for the charity, Suicide&Co, and I also work in collaboration with Professional Help, offering Employee Assistance Program (EAP) counselling.

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.

If you have been negatively affected by loss, which is having a detrimental impact on your life and functioning, counselling could help you.

If you have any questions about counselling or would like a 15 minute complimentary telephone session then please give me a call when you are ready on 07740 650 068 or you can email me for further information.

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

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.

Associate counsellor for Professional Help Ltd

I regularly attend continuous professional development days at Hillingdon BAPCA.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Bereavement by suicide


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Appointments : My fee is £60.00 for individuals and £90.00 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 24hrs cancellation policy, whereupon the full fee is payable.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Google Meet


In person
Home visits

I hold a Certificate in OCN Supervision and currently supervise both qualified and trainee counsellors within a group setting or on a one-to-one basis.

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Gill Hawley
Gill Hawley