Gemma Fleming (MSc), Reg.MBACP (Accred) Counsellor
100 Lisburn Road (facing Belfast City Hospital)
We can all feel overwhelmed at times with what life can put in our path. Sometimes this is a specific life issue such as problems with relationships or life events causing high levels of stress that is difficult to manage, sometimes resulting in behaviours that are unhelpful or harmful. Sometimes we realise that we are repeating negative patterns in our lives but we can't seem to find a way to break them.
Counselling can offer a safe, accepting and confidential space to explore your emotional difficulties and life issues, gain new insights and from this awareness support you to adapt or make changes that are right for you. Counselling also provides an opportunity to develop different ways of understanding and managing your thought processes, resulting in you feeling calmer and in control.
I have been practising counselling now for over 10 years and I also provide Clinical Supervision for other counsellors. Throughout my practice I have been fortunate to experience working as a therapist in a range of sectors and settings such as: private, voluntary, community, post-primary schools, further education colleges, juvenile justice centre and helplines with a diverse range of issues. I specialise in working with anxiety, panic attacks, stress management, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, work related issues/stress, suicidal thoughts and self-harm.
My practice is informed by my professional body's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling, this is The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Full details of these are available on their website www.bacp.co.uk. My accreditation and registration status can also be verified by checking their online register of approved therapists.
Please feel free to contact me and we can discuss further what my service can offer and if it meets your personal needs at this time. If it does not I will happily signpost/provide you with information of more suitable services. I offer daytime (including Saturday's) and evening sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Guidance & Counselling
Postgraduate Diploma Guidance & Counselling
CPCAB Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
QUB Postgraduate Certificate in Systemic Psychotherapy
BSc (Hons) Communication Studies with Counselling
QUB Diploma in Trauma Studies
RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills in the Development of Learning
Middlesex University- Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Reflexive Supervision
Certificate in working with Children and Young People
EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR Europe level 1&2)
I regularly attend training, seminars and conferences to keep up to date with current research and best practice, for example:
Emotional Freedom Technique Master Practitioner Training
Suicide and Self-harm risk assessing
Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Training
Brief Solution Focused Therapy
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
Mental Health First Aid
STORM (Skills Training on Risk Management)
Dual Diagnosis (Addiction and Mental Health)
Hidden Harm (parental addictions)
Pink Therapy: an introduction to sexual minority therapy
Working with Rape and Sexual Abuse
CBT Specific to Depression and Anxiety
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Working with Domestic Violence
Conflict Management & Group Work Skills
Managing Work Place Stress
Qualified in 2004 - Since then worked in a range of settings with a diversity of presenting issues.
Full BACP accreditation and registration
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Family issues
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Pregnancy and birth
£40 per Counselling/Personal Therapy session (50 minutes - 1 hour
Assessment 1.5 hrs £50
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime, evenings and weekends.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|