Gail Elson: Gestalt Counsellor, Haywards Heath, RH16 Haywards Heath, RH16
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Gail Elson

Gestalt counsellor
Haywards Heath RH16 , Haywards Heath RH16
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About Me

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.

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 alterative to the 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 story books for inspiration. You do not need to be an experienced artist to access this therapy.



Life changes
•    Anxiety & depression
•    Suicidal thoughts 
•    Self harm
•    Low self-esteem
•    Body image
•    Identity issues
•    Sexual health and orientation
•    Grief & loss
•    Confidence & communication
•    Unplanned pregnancy & infertility
•    Bullying 
•    Redundancy
•    Changing negative habits
•    Living with chronic illness
•    Caring for the carer 


The types of therapy I use:

  • Humanistic Existential

  • Phenomenological

  • Gestalt

  • Transactional Analysis

  • Creative

  • Focusing




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First Practice
West Sussex
Haywards Heath
RH16 2BP

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Second Practice
West Sussex
Haywards Heath
RH16 2BP

Issues often worked with

Attachment disorder
Cancer/serious illness
Childhood difficulties
Chronic pain
Eating disorders
Social anxiety

Therapy offered

In person
By phone
On video

Client groups



Phone me for a free 15 minute consultation to help you decide if I am the right therapist for you.

Cost per session: £65 for  50 minutes for Adults

Cost per session: £40 for  50 minutes for Children

Sessions are weekly and booked in blocks of 8 for the most beneficial outcome

Training and qualifications

•    BACP registered humanistic psychotherapist
•    Gestalt therapist
•    Experienced registered nurse
•    Qualified art teacher/artist
•    Qualified personal social and sexual health teacher

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

Verified professional membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy