Gail Elson

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Haywards Heath

Haywards Heath RH16
Sessions from £65.00


About me and my therapy practice

Passionate about my work and the people I work with, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space where clients will feel respected and listened to.

I am based in Haywards Health/Lindfield, West Sussex.

I am registered to council adults over the age of 18, I offer talking, walking and creative therapies. I am able to teach children in matters relating to personal, social and sexual health education.

My background is in counselling, nursing, teaching and the arts, working in both public and private sectors in the UK and overseas.


• BACP registered humanistic psychotherapist

• Gestalt therapist

• Experienced registered nurse

• Qualified art teacher/artist

• Qualified personal social and sexual health teacher

Practice description

Being able to talk and ask questions about issues that children and young adults are faced with is vital in today’s world. Topics such as drugs, addiction, peer pressure, bullying, anxiety, depression, self-harm, sexuality & relationships are all hot topics as well as the effect of social media and COVID on young minds.

Clients I work with:

Adults aged 18 and over for counselling.

Children aged 11 – 16 and young people aged 16-18 for personal, social and sexual health education.


Being listened to and talking about your feelings and experiences with a trained therapist can help you find your own answers. Some people worry about not having something to ‘say’ silence is part of the therapeutic process. I offer this service face to face, online or by phone.


Walking and being outdoors is an alternative to traditional talking therapy. Being outdoors can feel less formal and more relaxed bringing movement into the session.


We will use colour and drawing materials, allowing you to express and explore your emotions through the creative process. We look to the old masters, painters and illustrators as well as children’s storybooks for inspiration. You do not need to be an experienced artist to access this therapy.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Person centred, Phenomenological

Clients I work with

Adults, Children

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling