Dr Gemma Bullock, DClin Psy, HCPC
I am now able to offer sessions online via video link or telephone, please get in contact if you'd like to know more.
It’s not unusual in life to find ourselves struggling with distress. This might be linked to particular stressful or painful life events. As a result, sometimes people feel disconnected, overwhelmed by emotions, caught up in unhelpful thoughts or behaviour patterns, or generally feel stuck and unsure of how to move forward. At times like these, therapy can help us to understand our experiences and find a way to move forward. Sometimes people also use therapy to gain better self-awareness and allow for personal growth.
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist based in South London. I have worked in psychological services for over 10 years supporting people with a range of psychological, emotional and relational issues. I currently specialise in working with adults experiencing difficulties due to anxiety, depression, and trauma within the NHS, alongside my work in private practice.
I offer a down-to-earth approach and a safe space which will allow us to work together to explore any difficulties you may be facing in order to find ways to make meaningful changes.
As a Clinical Psychologist, I am trained in various evidence based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR). I am also influenced by other approaches including Mindfulness, Compassion Focused Therapy, Systemic Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). As such, I am able to offer a personalised approach to therapy focused on meeting the specific needs and goals of each individual.
When you contact me I will aim to get back to you on the same day for further information. We will arrange a time to meet for an initial assessment.
During our first meeting we will consider if I am able to offer the support you need and whether you think we can work well together. There is no obligation to arrange any further sessions at this point. If we do decide to meet again we will then use the next sessions to plan what you want to focus on and we will start our therapeutic work.
How many sessions will I need?
It’s difficult to know exactly how many sessions each individual will have. Some people benefit from a couple of sessions, whilst others might decide to opt for longer-term therapy. This is something we will discuss when we first meet.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications & training include:
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Systemic Approaches, University of Southampton
- Advanced Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) Workshop, Russ Harris & Contextual Psychology
- EMDR Training (Parts 1-3) EMDR Europe Association
- Clinical Supervision Training, University of Surrey
- Trauma Focused CBT for PTSD Workshop
I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). My membership confirms the reliability and validity of my qualifications and my professional status, as well as my credibility as a competent and effective Clinical Psychologist.
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
The fee for individual therapy is £120 for 50 minutes. I am able to offer discounts in some instances.
I currently have availability on weekday evenings.
If you are able to cancel our appointment 48 hours in advance, there will be no charge.
Unfortunately if you are unable to let me know 48 hours in advance, cancelled sessions will be charged at the full price, if the session isn't filled.