Gemma Graham Counselling, is a private, professional and personal counselling practice; using face-to-face talking therapies.
I provide a safe space for individuals to work through the emotional issues and psychological obstacles that are impeding the quality of their daily lives. In my private practice, I have worked with various client issues, such as: addiction, divorce, adoption, abuse, relationship conflicts, and conflicts within the self.
My approach is person-centered, which means I focus on the elements of care and support that you need in the present moment. I use forms of empathetic relation and questioning, offering gentle challenges where appropriate in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of each individual story.
This approach cares about you, your individual and specific needs will be constantly at the forefront of my sessions. My outlook is founded on the belief that no two people are the same and that we each have our own unique set of perspectives and experiences. As a person-centered counsellor, my aim is to honour your personal experiences and work with whatever it is that you bring into the room. Most importantly, I understand that building rapport and reaching recovery takes time: I will always go at your pace; I will not rush you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Foundation Degree in Person - Centred Counselling, validated by Sunderland University.
- I now work in private practice, and have worked for a number of organisations in various roles. The most recent was for a women's charity, supporting women who have experienced domestic abuse/violence, childhood sexual abuse and incest.
- I have extensive knowledge on addiction issues, and recovery based solutions. I have worked alongside drug users and their families to overcome their addictive patterns, and to help them understand the nature of addiction in greater depth.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
I charge £40 for each 50 minute session.
What will I get from counselling?
This very much depends on you: What exactly it is that you want to get out of counselling? Some people come to counselling as they have a set goal that they want to work on, and have a very specific idea about the number of sessions that they will attend. Some individuals may extend their sessions as they become more open and comfortable with talking through their experiences. For others, the whole process can be longer. There is no prescriptive time limit: You get to decide on the length of time you attend; we will review this throughout your sessions. Alongside the specific areas that I specialise in, there are many broader benefits to counselling, including:
- Trauma resolution
- Compassion for self
- Less anxiety and depression
- Coping strategies
- Better relationships
- Stress relief
- Effective choice making – (this list is not exhaustive).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client