Be the best version of you
Saffron Walden/Stansted/Buckhurst Hill
I am a professional Counsellor practising in Person Centred therapy.
Warm, friendly and approachable, I understand that making that step to undertake counselling can be daunting which is why I take into consideration every individual's needs.
Person Centred is a non directive, humanistic approach therefore I believe
that you are the expert in your own life.
I will be with you step by step in your journey
to find change and realise your true potential.
I can offer you the safe space that you need to
explore the difficulties that you are facing with
complete trust and without judgement.
Gill Ryan Dip. Couns MBACP
After a ten year career in Advertising, I needed a change. I feel passionate about
helping people and know first hand how effective therapy is so this seemed the right
path for me to follow.
I strongly believe everyone should have the chance to live their best life.
My experience of client work has afforded me a deep understanding of the sometimes
painful and overwhelming issues that people face in their lives.
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4.
Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 3.
Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 2.
Certificate in Pre Trial Therapy.
Certificate in Rape & Childhood Abuse in Male Survivors.
Training undertaken at Epping Forest College, Loughton.
Worked with vulnerable children and young adults at Spark - Loughton Youth Centre.
Part of the 'We Are Thrive' team in Saffron Walden.
Previous experience includes Counsellor at The Haven - Survivors of Abuse Network, Walthamstow. I felt privileged to have worked closely with victims of extreme physical and mental abuse.
I have also worked collaboratively with Social Services and the CPS to safeguard children of abuse victims.
Member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists). I follow their code of professional conduct and ethics to ensure safe practice.
Member of the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).
Up to date personal liability insurance held.
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change" - Carl Rogers
Prior to your first appointment, I offer a free, no obligation, 15 minute telephone consultation.
Then, the initial session will be for you to tell me a bit more about the difficulties you are experiencing. There will also be the opportunity for you to get to know a bit more about me and decide whether I am the right Counsellor for you.
All sessions last for 50 minutes.
Fees: Individuals & Children - £55
Couples & Families - £75
A limited number of reduced rates available for low incomes/students/senior citizens.
Please call or email me to discuss.
Thank you so much for being there - I couldn't ask for a better counsellor and you have been amazing. I have come a long way . You are a star and have helped me deal with a lot and have been a really good support. You are a lovely person and a really good listener.It was a pleasure having you as my counsellor. (Anon)