Gemma Foster

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MA MBACP
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Hounslow TW4 & Staines-upon-Thames TW19
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About me

I am an integrative Counseller based on a small farm, which offers a unique therapeutic experience in a warm, calm, and inviting setting. This space and the therapeutic relationship we establish provide an environment in which you can safely talk, explore, and work therapeutically through your problems and life experiences in order to help you achieve a sense of peace and wellbeing.

Along with traditional talking therapy I offer the opportunity to work creatively if you wish, using sand, art, and eco-therapy to support our work.

I also offer equine-assisted learning and therapy and animal-assisted therapy. In which we work therapeutically with our horses and other animals as part of our work together, should you wish, or as a targeted piece of work to help with a certain issue or difficulty.

Please contact me for more information, either via email, text, or phone. Please leave me a message if I don't answer. I will return your call as soon as I can.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • L5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • Bath Spa University. Master of Arts: Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice. 
  • L3 Play Therapy Training.
  • IACE Certificate in Equine Assisted Learning/Therapy
  • Experience of working therapeutically with adolescence in a school setting and within a voluntary organisation.
  • Many years of experience working with adults suffering from anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues in various roles.
  • Experience working with clients therapeutically with animals, including horses, sheep, dogs, small animals, and reptiles.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Equine Facilitated Learning/Therapy:

Working with horses and a counseller can help towards enabling people to change negative behaviour, become more confident, overcome life's obstacles and challenges, change our thinking and improve our communication skills. If this interests you please get in contact, you can find more information on our web site to www.puddlesnotmuddlescounselling.co.uk.

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Fees

£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Counselling Fees: £55.00 per session. Flexible times and days available.

Equine Facilitated Learning/Therapy From: £55.00 per session (Please contact me to discuss your requirements)

Group work: Please see our web site www.puddlesnotmuddlescounselling.co.uk for updated information and costs for group work.

Reduced fees are available for student counsellers, please contact me for more information and to discuss your course requirements.

When I work

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 In-person counselling for adults and children is available near Heathrow. Evening appointments are available online.

Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey, TW19

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Access is limited, however I am able to work with clients at an alternative venue, please do get in contact to discuss your requirements.

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