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Gill Wharmby BA (Hons), Dip HE, MBACP Counsellor for Children and Young People

Bishops Stortford, CM22 6BG
07539 422424 07539 422424
Bishops Stortford, CM22 6BG

About me

I'm a fully qualified Counsellor for Children, Teenagers and Young People.

I work with children (from age 5) to Adults.

I'm based close to Bishops Stortford, Stansted and Saffron Walden where I have a private, welcoming, well-equipped therapy room or, if preferred, I can work ONLINE.

Whatever is the reason for therapy, I will provide a place which is safe and calming. You and/or your child will be met with warmth, empathy and understanding.

I'm an experienced school counsellor, in both mainstream primary and secondary schools. I've worked with the charity, Place2Be and in a residential special school for children with social, emotional and mental health needs.

All sorts of stresses can bring children and young people to counselling.

Unsurprisingly, Covid 19 is causing much anxiety for children and young people at the moment. In addition to this, I can help you / your child with issues including: anxiety, exam stress, low self esteem, feeling sad, bereavement, concern over body image and identity, self-harm, transition from primary school, bullying, gaming and social media pressure, feeling lost and alone, depression, stress, trauma and abuse, divorce and relationship worries and teen pregnancy.

Sometimes, it is hard to find the words to say exactly how we feel.   I am trained to work with play and creative materials to help children and young people show and explore meaning. My room is equipped with a wide range of play and art materials, objects and sensory materials - all of which are safe and suitable for all ages.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and work according to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and Competences for working with children.

II offer face to face sessions and I can offer online sessions using ZOOM.

Safeguarding trained, Enhanced DBS

Please take a look at my website www.gillwharmbycounselling.co.uk 

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) University of Nottingham

Dip HE Counselling for Children and Young People - Anglia Ruskin University


Anxiety Management without Drugs

Tackling Addiction

How to break the cycle of Depression

Effective Anger Management

NSPCC Child Protection in Schools

Conversations That Matter - Child Centre for Mental Health

In addition to my private practice, I have been a school counsellor with Place2Be in a primary school setting in Harlow as well as working as a school counsellor at a secondary school in Haverhill and in a Residential Special School for social, emotional and mental health needs.

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.


Sessions with me cost £45.

Dragon Barn
Chickney Road
Bishops Stortford
CM22 6BG

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

parking available.


I offer weekday, evening and weekend appointments. Online sessions though ZOOM are also available.

Types of client

Young people


Gill Wharmby BA (Hons), Dip HE, MBACP Counsellor for Children and Young People

Gill Wharmby BA (Hons), Dip HE, MBACP Counsellor for Children and Young People