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Gillian Cocksedge, MBACP Dip. Couns.

Hertford SG13 & Stevenage SG1
07983 477 182 07983 477 182

About me

I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work within the BACP ‘Ethical Framework for Counsellors’, and also the BACP Guidelines for Online Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I work in private practice offering both face to face counselling and online/telephone counselling. I have worked with clients across all age ranges, from teenagers to adults. I have the fullest commitment to offering a service which is welcoming to all backgrounds in a supportive and non-discriminatory; non-judgemental manner.

If you wish to book an initial counselling session with me this does not mean you are obligated to attend further sessions. This initial session is a way of helping you get a feel for what counselling involves and most importantly helps you decide if you can work with me.

Training, qualifications & experience

As well as offering private counselling sessions I also volunteer one day a week at a school where I offer counselling to students, parents and staff.

I have regular clinical supervision and I am continually attending CPD courses and take every opportunity to further my professional and personal development.

Qualifications and training:

  • CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 2 Safeguarding Training
  • Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self-harm
  • Working with Relational Trauma
  • Resilience: helping children and families develop an emotional shield - BACP Children, Young people and Families Conference
  • Child Bereavement course by Child Bereavement UK
  • Online and Telephone Counselling Certificate

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.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Person-centred therapy

Photos & videos


Each 50 minute counselling session is £40.

A discount is available if 6 sessions are paid for in advance.

Reduced rates are offered to those who work in an educational environment and also for key workers.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Further information

Working Online and via Telephone

Online counselling therapy is a way for you to engage in counselling using internet technology such as telephone or webcam video. You direct your counselling by selecting the method of communication you feel most comfortable with. You choose the time, the place and the pace of your counselling to suit your needs.

I will make every effort to offer a safe and secure environment for your online therapy with encryption software to protect your confidentiality and secure.

Zoom is a way for you to see me face-to-face from your computer whilst engaging in counselling. I can guide you through setting up your own Zoom account and I would send you logon details for a time that we have previously arranged. Sessions are 50 minutes in length. Being able to see me gives you more of the benefits you get from face-to-face counselling, but with the convenience of online therapy.

An advantage of telephone counselling is that non-verbal communication can be carried in you tone of voice or the pace of speech which can be picked up by your counsellor. A disadvantage of telephone counselling is that you need a private room where you will not be overheard.


Kings Court
London Road

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


Appointments for evening and Saturday sessions are available.

Types of client

Young people
Gillian Cocksedge, MBACP Dip. Couns.

Gillian Cocksedge, MBACP Dip. Couns.