Hayley Whiting Counselling

Providing a safe and confidential space to explore and discuss issues that are concerning you, and to understand yourself better.
Brief and long term therapy for individuals and couples across a wide range of issues and for personal development.


Hayley Whiting

Hello and welcome and to my website

Providing a safe and confidential space to explore and discuss issues that are concerning you and to understand yourself better in a well-established counselling practice in Great Barton 4 miles outside Bury St Edmunds.

Counselling gives you the opportunity to talk through your feelings and life events in a safe and confidential space without fear of being criticised or judged.

Brief and long term therapy for individuals and couples across a wide range of issues and for personal development.

Reg. MBACP Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor

About Me

Qualified and Accredited Professional Counsellor I have been working in private practice over the past 20 years.

Wide range of experience gained through working 7 years within the NHS primary care provision for counselling and the IAPT service alongside my private practice I have also worked for 2 different charities Suffolk Mind and Time to Listen.

I also work as a supervisor for trainee counsellors, qualified counsellors and psychotherapists, pastoral workers and other professionals.

I was a trustee and counsellor for a counselling charity for 8 years. An accredited member of the BACP and registered with UKRCP

Before retraining to become a counsellor I worked on the bedded unit of St Nicholas Hospice in Bury St Edmunds for 6 years.

I have a particular interest in working with relationship issues and adult survivors of sexual abuse. My experience of working with a wide range of issues includes:

  • Abuse

  • Addictions and family affected by addiction

  • Couples therapy

  • Bereavement

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Stress

  • PTSD

  • Gender

  • Relationship issues

  • Self-confidence and self esteem

  • Anger management

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Sex Addiction

  • Family issues

  • Personality disorder

My Training

As an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) I work in line with the BACP Ethical Framework. My Accreditation requires I take regular training to ensure my knowledge remains current and my practice is both professional and ethical.

As an Accredited member I have regular supervision of my practice and discuss any concerns with an experienced supervisor always seeking to work in the best practice for my clients and supervisees.

Training and qualifications

  • Diploma in Person Centred, Psychodynamic Counselling, 2002

  • Certificate in Supervision, 2006

  • Diploma in Transpersonal Couples Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2010 (CCPE)

Other Training Includes

  • Aspects of Gestalt

  • Anger management

  • Anxiety Management

  • Sexual abuse

  • Supporting partner of addicts

  • Sexual healing

  • Domestic abuse

  • Brief therapy

  • Creative counselling

  • Gender

  • Dissociation

  • Attachment

  • Neuroscience

  • Trauma healing

  • Personality disorder

What to expect at our first session


There is no obligation at the first session to come back, it’s good to be open and honest as much as possible to explore what you’re looking for from the therapy.

The sessions are confidential and we can discuss what this means in the session

During the initial session we would discuss how frequently we would meet. To begin with it can be helpful to meet weekly to build up the therapeutic relationship, some continue with this frequency, others prefer to change, perhaps to fortnightly. Couples tend to work well with regular fortnightly or monthly meetings.

I believe that working with the right counsellor for you is key so if for any reason we don’t find our relationship is right for you I will be pleased to discuss referring to another counsellor or other types of therapies offered.


Individual sessions lasting 50 minutes £55

Couples therapy lasting 1 hour £75

I have a few low cost sessions available for those on a very low income.

Get in touch

Hayley Whiting Counselling
Pakenham Road,
Great Barton,
Bury St. Edmunds,
IP31 2PD
Phone or Text
Phone: (+44)774981-4490