About Gail Hickman

I am a practicing Counselling Psychologist, Chartered by the British Psychology Society (BPS) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This is the legal governing body that ensures excellence in the training and practice of psychology.

I have experience of working with clients with a wide range of psychological issues including depression, anxiety, bereavement, trauma, relationship issues, etc. practicing within the NHS, private, educational and charitable sectors. I am committed to providing clients with a wide range of psychological therapies and counselling in a calm, safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. My psychology practice is located in Darlington and is within easy reach of Northallerton, Richmond, Yarm, Middlesbrough, Stockton, Bishop Auckland, Spennymoor, Durham and Newcastle. There is amble parking and full disabled (wheelchair) access.

I work with children, adolescents and adults, working therapeutically either on an open-ended or a time limited basis. With the goal to enable you to improve your life, cope with worries or to just to enjoy and live life more freely.


Gail Hickman


Currently it is believed that approximately one in three people in the UK experience difficulties with stress, or emotional problems at some point in their life. This could be due to bereavement, anxiety, depression, or perhaps problems within your work or relationships. Research suggests that the sooner you seek help with a psychological problem, the easier, and the quicker it will be for you to recover.

I will be happy to discuss this with you and to suggest a plan that is individual to you and your needs.

I specialise in psychological therapy, CBT and counselling with clients who are experiencing difficulties with the following:

  • Anxiety, stress or worry
  • Relationships
  • Panic attacks
  • Bereavement
  • Depression or low mood
  • Forming or maintaining relationships
  • Family problems
  • Psychological trauma
  • Low self-esteem or lack of confidence
  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual abuse
  • Past childhood abuse or neglect
  • Physical health issues and Chronic pain
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Work related stress

Professional Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
  • Chartered Counselling Psychologist
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • NMC Registered General and Neonatal Nurse

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