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Bill Gray, Person centered-therapist. MA. PG Dip. MBACP (Accred).

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30
07774 410012 07774 410012
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30

About me

Finding the ‘right’ counsellor can be a confusing undertaking - coming for therapy is a big deal. The thought of it may be scary; the prospect of facing issues which perhaps have been concealed for a long time can be overwhelming.

As an experienced counsellor I will accompany you in your journey, no matter how difficult things may appear.

I work with clients suffering from anxiety and depression, but specialise in conflict, unresolved grief and loss - those issues which can play painfully over and over in your mind in a seemingly endless cycle.

Sometimes we all have things that we need help facing, figuring out, and overcoming. It might be an overwhelming life event, a crippling trauma, a transition, or life changes that may be hard to move past, or accept.

How I can help

Through my training and experience, I will work with you to understand 0453a.jpgthe answers you may be seeking. Whether you are struggling with a relationship or are experiencing problems at work or home, I am here to provide care, compassion and a professional approach.

As a therapist, my responsibility is to provide a safe, confidential, non-judgmental environment in which we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life which cause concern or distress.
Taking the first step towards getting help is often the most difficult.

How did I become a counsellor?

For many years I worked in the music industry until a personal crisis prompted me to seek therapy. From that experience, I derived a deeper knowledge of myself and as a consequence started on the journey to becoming a counsellor.

I’m amazed by the way we go about our daily lives, despite the burdens and chaos we sometimes carry inside ourselves. We are resilient creatures, more so than most of us realise, and I believe we have the potential to change.

Through my own experience I have an understanding of how important it is to find a therapist with whom you can feel completely at ease, so feel free to call me for an informal chat.

Where I work

Coming for counselling can be stressful enough without having to worry 0459a.jpgabout parking, or finding a toilet – or, if it is the case, feeling uncomfortable about being in somebody’s house.

Being mindful of that, I provide a peaceful space in an easy to find location, where clients don’t have to worry about such problems. I work from a comfortable purpose built studio, with all facilities and ample parking, set in the garden of my cottage in a tranquil village six miles East of Bury St. Edmunds (literally five minutes from the A14) and only 35 miles from Cambridge, and 19 miles from Ipswich.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified as a person-centered therapist at the University of East Anglia, where I completed the internationally renowned Postgraduate Diploma training course.

I also hold a Master of Arts in counselling from the University if East Anglia.

In 2015 I successfully completed the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), Counselling For Depression programme.

As well as being in private practice, I am currently a counsellor at one of East Anglia's leading independent schools.

I have worked with Suffolk Mind as a specialist dementia therapist, and also with MTCIC in Bury St Edmunds as an IAPT counsellor, seeing NHS clients
In addition, I worked with St Barnabas Counselling Centre in Norwich, and the Student Counselling Service at UEA.

I am a registered, accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their code of ethics. I also have enhanced DBS clearance.

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

Dementia .

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy


My fees are £55.00 for a 50 minute session. I work days and am also available for evening appointments.

Bury St Edmunds

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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Bill Gray,  Person centered-therapist.   MA. PG Dip. MBACP (Accred).

Bill Gray, Person centered-therapist. MA. PG Dip. MBACP (Accred).