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About me

Hello, my name is Gemma. I offer counselling/psychotherapy for adults (18+)  All genders, identities and backgrounds welcome. I provide a non-judgemental and safe environment where you can speak honestly about aspects of your life which may be troubling you, find new ways of understanding yourself and others in your life. 

Like many of us you may be battling feelings of anxiety, worry and stress right now. Accessing some counselling support can help you to combat these feelings and manage better.

Perhaps you wonder why things seem more difficult for you than for others? Perhaps you feel sad and don't really know why? Perhaps you have questions about why you feel a certain way or are struggling with an aspect of life? I can offer you the space and support to figure out the answers and change how you feel,  change how you lead your life. This may mean taking time to think about the relationship between your current feelings / thoughts and past relationships and events.

As a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) you can be assured that I have successfully completed professional accredited training and that I am committed to the BACP Code of ethics ensuring confidentiality and a professional service.

I have an interest in working with aspects of cultural and self identity including racism and discrimination, gender identity, motherhood and pregnancy.

Couples Counselling:  If you and your partner are seeking support to resolve conflict,  miscommunication or a shared experience which you'd like to work through together then please get in touch.

Group Work: A monthly therapeutic group for black women, held in-person  at a location in Leeds. 

I work from a comfortable, quiet room located in the heart of Chapel Allerton. I offer in-person sessions as well as online video and telephone sessions.


Please email me to make an enquiry. info@chai-therapy.co.uk

find me on Instagram @chai_therapy
Thank you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Couples Counselling - Certificate in Working with Couples
  • Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling
  • Diploma Counselling Children and Young People
  • BA Hons Counselling Studies


I have been working therapeutically with adults, young people and children since 2006, working on specialist projects with the Leeds & York NHS Foundation Trust  offering counselling to those from BAME backgrounds and the Women's Counselling and Therapy Service in Leeds.

I am DBS checked and have attended safeguarding and risk assessment training which is updated regularly. I consult with an experienced supervisor in relation to my work as part of the BACP requirements.

I also regularly attend additional professional development training which has included:

  • Transgender awareness
  • Safe TALK (suicide prevention)
  • Working with eating disorders
  • Dream work therapy
  • Refugee & asylum seeker mental health
  • Working with deaf and hard of hearing clients
  • Mindfulness based recovery


Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Cultural aspects including racism and discrimination, identity, religions, motherhood and pregnancy.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individual sessions £50

Couples therapy £ 65

All sessions are for 50 minutes.

When I work

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Please email me info@chai-therapy to arrange an initial discussion about your needs.

Chapel Allerton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

My current practice is accessed up a flight of stairs and unfortunately there is no lift or other access to this space.

Online platforms

Zoom

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