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.
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
find me on Instagram @chai_therapy
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
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Cultural aspects including racism and discrimination, identity, religions, motherhood and pregnancy.
Face to face sessions £50
Couples therapy £ 65
All sessions are for 60 minutes.