Gemma Boyd

Maldon CM9 & Chelmsford CM1
07950133569 07950133569 Registered / Accredited
Maldon CM9 & Chelmsford CM1

About me

I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT Therapist) and have been working with clients with a variety of mental health difficulties since 2009 in both the public and private sector. I offer CBT and apply these evidence-based techniques to a wide range of anxiety, low mood and stress related problems.

CBT is an evidence based treatment for these disorders, and due to its extensive evidence base, is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), as a first-line treatment for mental health illnesses. CBT is a type of talking treatment that focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes may affect your feelings and behaviour. The treatment focuses on coping skills for dealing with different problems and is a relatively short-term therapy working towards specific goals that clients set at the beginning of treatment.

I have experience of working with individuals with a range of mental health difficulties, working with both adults and adolescents aged 14 upwards and I am able to draw upon a broad range of knowledge to help clients build awareness and develop skills to manage a range of emotional difficulties.

I work with individuals suffering from a variety of mood disorders such as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, social phobia and post-traumatic stress disorder. I also use evidence based CBT techniques to help clients suffering from depression, stress and low self esteem.

Whilst I am primarily trained in CBT I also enjoy implementing more recent 'third wave' interventions such as compassion focused therapy and mindfulness as these techniques are often very effective for reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety.

I work on a 1:1 basis with client to help them to understand their current difficulties and we work together to try to implement alternative behaviours and techniques to improve their mood.

I also offer stress reduction workshops to groups of individuals hoping to manage their stress differently by using different CBT techniques as well as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc Psychology

Postgraduate diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

BPS Accredited Training as a Mindfulness Teacher using the 'Mindfulness Now' training

Additional courses attended in:

Compassion Focussed Therapy

Adapting clinical practice for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with long term conditions

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BABCP

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Mindfulness

Fees

£60-£80 for Treatment sessions

Please contact me directly if you would like to discuss a referral, I am happy to negotiate fees if needed based on your financial situation.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Silver Street Clinic
21A High Street
Maldon
Essex
CM9 5PE

The Chelmsford Wellbeing Centre
13 Railway Street
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 1QS

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Wheelchair accessible in Chelmsford as long as advised at time of contact so that an appropriate room can be booked. Maldon does not have wheelchair user access unfortunately.

Availability

Offering weekdays and evening appointments

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Gemma Boyd

Gemma Boyd