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Gemma Anderson Counselling Practitioner (Reg BACP member)

Westcliff-on-sea, Essex, SS0 9HS
07896721112 07896721112

About me


Have you been experiencing anxiety and depression and feel unable to cope?. Have you called yourself a burden when thinling about talking to your friends and family about your feelings? Are you feeling isolated and alone?. Please dont be alone.

Im aware that deciding whether Counselling is right for you can be daunting and Im sure you have many questions, which is why i offer a first free session so that I can clearly explain what i do and how it works best for each person uniquely and so you can decide if in fact its what you want going forward.

I am human as you are and so I really do pride myself on being genuine and open and honest and my job as a therapist is to make you feel comfortable in the room and then help you on your journey to overcome or manage whatever it is life has thrown your way.

I feel very passionate about my work I do with each of you and so I can assure that my main focus is you and your journey through the sessions.

Why would you choose me over someone else?
An Important part of counselling and its process is choosing the right Counsellor for you. This is where you can feel safe and heard and the knowing that the Counsellors main focus is you and your well being.

So by entering into the counselling process with myself I can assure :-

* Equality
* Safe and confidential
* Review of therapy on a regular basis to ensure your getting the best out of the sessions
* Honesty
* Transparency
* Genuineness
* Non - Judgemental
* Due to the knowledge I have of different therapies it enables me to work in a way where I can adapt to suit your needs as a client.

I offer a private and confidential practice based within a well established counselling practice and I abide by the code of ethics that are put in place by the British Association of Counselling & psychotherapy.
I also have valid Insurance.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • AQA Level 2 Certificate in Counselling skills. Including Loss & Grief
  • AQA Advanced Diploma level 4 in Therapeutic Counselling                                                         (Transactional Analysis, Person Centred, Psycho dynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Practitioners Diploma in CBT
  • Working with children & young people certified course
  • Rewind Technique Certified course.
  • Counselling Supervisor Course
  • Sand Play therapy
  • The chaotic and unorganised child workshop
  • The blob tree workshop
  • Creative arts and sand tray therapy workshop

Counsellor and Counselling supervisor at Basildon Mind. Working with adults and youths.till Present
Volunteer Counsellor at Open Adult Counselling Service.
Support group worker for Mind at a college for under achievers at school.
Private practice working with Adults, Children, Families and Couples.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

OCD intrusive thoughts
Communication issues

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Adult £40 per 50 min session
Young adults 13-18 £30 per 50 min session
Student £30 per 50 min session
The rewind Technique is used for PTS or PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder). Please enquire beforehand about this technique, its fee and session times. Veterans receive treatment free of charge

Fees Payable at the end of each session.

534 London Road

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Available weekdays and Weekends. Times negotiable to meet your individual needs and requirements.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Gemma Anderson Counselling Practitioner (Reg BACP member)

Gemma Anderson Counselling Practitioner (Reg BACP member)