Gemma Ewins BA(Hons)QTS PGDip MBACP Accred
All sorts of things may bring a person to counselling, from acute or chronic distress to a niggling feeling that all is not well. Making the decision to see a counsellor and then finding the right person can be daunting. Therefore I set out to make this first step as easy as possible. I am happy to answer initial questions by e-mail, phone or text and then offer a reduced rate first session, so that we may meet and consider how we may work together.
I am a Person-Centred counsellor, with a Post Graduate Diploma from Brighton University. This and my other qualifications and experience are listed below.
I understand from personal experience that there are times in life when it can be helpful to talk to someone other than family and friends. Someone who will give you their full attention and will truly accept and understand you. This is what I aim to do in my work as a counsellor.
I believe that it is essential for a strong, safe relationship to exist between counsellor and client for therapy to take place. Therefore in our counselling sessions I will create a warm, supportive and confidential space where you may explore any difficulties you are experiencing or issues you wish to work through.
I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy www.bacp.co.uk and abide by their code of ethics.
I have insurance, regular supervision and actively pursue further training.
Where I work
My practice is based at Intrinsic Health, a pleasant location in the heart of Lewes (near Brighton), close to train station, bus stops and car parking. More information about the venue and can be seen on their website at www.intrinsichealthlewes.com
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, Brighton University 2009
Diploma in Supervision, The Link Centre 2016
Drug and Alcohol Counselling, CRI Brighton 2010
Honours Degree in Education and Mathematics, Warwick University 1995
Qualified Teacher Status, Warwick University 1994
I have also undertaken additional training in many areas including time limited counselling and creative counselling techniques. I am particularly interested in depression, personal development issues and working with student counsellors.
In addition to my private practice, I teach on a Therapeutic Counselling Diploma course and work for a Children'a bereavement charity.
Previously I worked as a counsellor in colleges in Lewes and Eastbourne, where I counselled young peole and adults on a broad range of issues including: anxiety, depression, anger management, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, bereavement and loss, bullying, loneliness, stress, abuse, eating-disorders, sexuality, gender identity and relationships.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Personal development
- Life changes
- Existential angst
- University related stress
- Pet bereavement
A counselling session is 50 minutes long and costs £50.
Concessions may be negotiated for Counselling Diploma students.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday day and evening and weekend appointments available.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a qualified, experienced Supervisor and provide individual and group supervision to Counsellors, Psychotherapists and other professionals.