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Dunmow/Thaxted/Saffron Walden & surrounding areas

                      07813 640344

Be the best version of you

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.

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Gill Ryan Dip. Couns MBACP (Accred.)


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.

  • Currently part of BetterHelp -the world's largest therapy platform.

  • Worked with vulnerable children and young adults at Spark - Loughton Youth Centre.

  • Was part of the 'We Are Thrive' team in Saffron Walden.

  • Experience includes Counsellor at The Haven - Survivors of Abuse Network, Walthamstow. I feel privileged to work 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.

  • Accredited 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 - £60
Couples & Families of 3 - £80 then £20 per additional person

A limited number of reduced rates available for low incomes/students/senior citizens.
Please call or email me to discuss.

Healthy at any age
Holding Hands in the Sunshine

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)

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