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About me

My Name is Gemma and I am an Integrative Counsellor & Addiction Therapist. If you are reading this then you have taken the first, most important step towards freedom from your troubles. I know it can feel daunting and a little scary when you first start looking for a therapist, but please know that you won't regret it. You are investing in yourself and your future by seeking support and you deserve that!

I believe that therapy should to be tailored to each individual and I am able to use a wide range of approaches to suit you. I believe our relationship is key, and that within this relationship the healing happens. Usually within the first session we will get to know one another and make sure that we are comfortable with each other. This is the most important factor, you need to be able to trust me for therapy to be viable. If we decide that we will work together, we then make a plan of how to take things forward.

Talking therapy is wonderful but can take a long time, I offer insight, solutions and things to work on alongside the talking therapy so that you can feel like you are making changes more or less straight away. 

I offer a safe, confidential space, free from judgement or criticism for you to be able to talk through your worries. We will work together to find a way through what is making you uncomfortable or causing you distress. 

Please feel free to get in touch for more information, I can offer a free 15 mins telephone conversation, whatsapp video call or zoom video call to ensure you are happy with the process. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, due to my training and lived experience I offer an integrative approach. I have over 180 practice hours and have worked with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, loss, bereavement, relationship issues etc. 

I have also worked in the addiction field and substance misuse services for over 4 years as a recovery coach, teaching people how to overcome addiction and live without alcohol or substances. I use a completely different approach for clients suffering with addiction, including the use of mindfulness, CBT, ACT therapy and assignment work - some of the tools used in addiction therapy are transferable and can be used alongside other approaches to therapy. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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Fees

From £30.00 to £90.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£30.00 reduced rate for Trainee counsellors or unemployed. Proof will be required of training course or benefit entitlement. 

£60 per session for individuals. Sessions are available weekly or 2 weekly. 

£90.00 per session for couples. Sessions are available weekly or 2 weekly. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I have slots available Monday through to Thursday from 5pm until 8pm.

I also have slots available on a Sunday Morning 8am - 1pm 

Further information

I can offer Telephone, Whatsapp video call, zoom and Face to Face Sessions. 

Payments are required 24 hours in advance to secure your booking via bank transfer. 

Reduced fees for unemployed or trainee counsellors, please contact me further to discuss. 

Solihull, West Midlands, B92

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

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