Gemma Foster MBACP
I am an Integrative Counsellor 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 provides 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 side 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 facilitated learning/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 the email link, 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.
- L3 Play Therapy Training.
- IACE Certificate in Equine Facilitated Learning/Therapy
- Experience of working therapeutically with adolescence in a school setting and within a voluntary organisation.
- Many years experience working with adult suffering form anxiety and depression and other mental health issues in various roles.
- experience of working therapeutically with animals including horses, sheep, dogs, small animal and reptiles.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
Counselling Fees: £45.00 per session.
Equine Facilitated Learning/Therapy From: £45.00 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 re group work.
Reduced fees are available for student counsellors, please contact me for more information and to discuss your course requirements.