Gemma Austen BA fdsc MBACP
As a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist I work collaboratively with clients to arrive at their personal goals. CBT is both challenging and liberating and I understand the emotional and financial commitment in undertaking a course of CBT and that clients hope to make positive changes and enjoy the results of the process.
I offer behavioural therapy to children and young people along side my adult work. I can liaise with schools to implicate strategies that may assist children or young people with behavioural needs to cope better in school. I also work with adults and youngsters with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
My work is relevant to clients suffering:
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- low self-esteem
- relationship issues
- infertility and those who wish to make positive changes in life but may need support with confidence, motivation, public speaking and self acceptance.
I offer an initial assessment appointment followed by a weekly appointment for as long as a client feels the process is helpful. CBT is not a 'quick fix', but an explorative journey which will require the client to undertake some 'home-work' in between sessions.
My work is based in the therapy centre, however most of my work with children takes place at school or home. Please contact me with any enquiries.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BA (hons) in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with seven years experience working with a range of client groups. I also hold level 1,2,3 and diploma in person centred therapy. I have studied Transactional Analysis to level 2.
My adult work has included working as part of a rehabilitation scheme, a successful private clinic and charity organisations.
I am a fully registered member of the BACP and adhere closely to the guidelines in the ethical framework.
I have experience working in primary schools as a behavioural therapist as well as working with older children in private practise.
I worked for four years with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
I have extensive experience with Autistic Spectrum Disorder including a level 3 certificate in intensive interaction therapy.
I am CRB checked and a certificate will be available for clients to view alongside my insurance certificate.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
I charge £50 per hour.
This amount is payable via BACS 24 hours prior to the appointment time. Clients may pay cash for the following weeks appointment in advance.
Cancellations with 24 hour notice will incur no charge, cancellations on the day of the appointment will be charged in full.
Please contact me with any other queries and I will endeavour to help.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available weekdays 10am-2pm weekends 8am -4pm and evening appointments by arrangement.
Types of client