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I help women and men of all ages to overcome the things that are holding them back. The areas I typically encounter are anxiety, depression, relationship problems, navigating parenting or in response to a particularly upsetting event.
Life is complex. It is normal to experience periods of feeling unhappy, and sometimes we all need to reach out for help. It’s OK to not be OK. It’s OK to need some support.
Let me take the burden. Let me hear and understand what has happened to you. Let me work with you to find the answers.
How counselling can help?
Coming to counselling is one of the best forms of self-care. It is a chance to unburden yourself with someone who is genuinely on your side and wants to see you lead a happy and fulfilled life.
Often people seek my support because they feel overwhelmed. Their confidence and self-esteem are rock bottom, and they just don’t know how to feel better.
Bottling up our feelings or pushing them to one side is often a necessary way to manage difficulties and stresses in the moment. The problem with that, however, is issues and problems can be stored up over time. This leads us to feel out of control and unable to cope.
I strongly believe we all know what is best for us, but sometimes we need help to work it out. Seeing someone have a “light bulb moment” is one of the best parts of my job. When in that moment, suddenly everything all makes sense.
Training, qualifications & experience
Following a obtaining a degree in Psychology I qualified in 2012 with an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Therapy and Practice.
I have been practising for 10 years. In this time I have supported adults experiencing a wide range of mental health issues including depression and anxiety, addiction problems, childhood issues, abuse issues, relationship problems, and issues with confidence and self esteem.
I offer integrative counselling. This means I personalise my approach to each client, drawing upon different theories and principles to help them make sense of their situation and empower them to make positive changes. Establishing a good relationship where someone feels safe, understood, valued, and free from judgement is crucial to my practice. My approach is collaborative where I invite my clients to play an active role in making positive changes to their lives.
Ultimately however I am a fellow human who brings a broad range of life experience to my professional role. I am a proud businesswoman, Mother, and military spouse. I care greatly about others and have always flourished in roles where I am able to help people.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work in accordance with their professional and ethical framework.
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience of working with the military community.
£50.00 per session
You have 2 options for payment. You can pay as you go at £50 per session or purchase a block of 6 sessions at £285 (a 5% discount is applied).
When I work
I work in the evenings on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
I work at a welcoming home based practice in Ripon. It is a warm, cosy and comfortable environment. There is free parking available on my drive and outside my house.
For more information, please visit my website www.gemmaantcliffe-counselling.co.uk