About me

I am still practicing throughout the Covid 19 pandemic, through either telephone or video/online counselling as my office is in a home environment.

I am a qualified counsellor based in Blackpool offering person-centred therapy. This is a non-judgemental form of counselling in a safe environment designed to work with you, the client, to explore and resolve whatever issues you wish to bring to the session.

If you feel this may be right for you, I invite you to contact me.

I am a member of the BACP (the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) ensuring that I adhere to their code of ethics, maintaining confidentiality, respect for the client and attend regular supervision.

I have experience of working with clients that require help with anxiety, depression, bereavement, PTSD, all forms of abuse, sexual and relationship difficulties.

Through both my care and counselling experience I have worked with clients who have long-term conditions, both physical, emotional and mental, including, though not limited to, fibromyalgia, arthritis, cerebral palsy, autism and downs syndrome.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (level 4)
  • Counselling studies level 2 and 3
  • Certificate in BDSM and further sexualities
  • Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling
  • ASIST (Applied suicide intervention skills training)
  • Certificate in Treating Generalised Anxiety and Panic Disorders

Other training includes:

  • Introduction to Counselling – including listening skills and mediation
  • Diploma in health and social care for adults (level 2)
  • Intermediate level apprenticeship in Adult Social Care
  • First aid (2014)

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

BDSM and further sexualities.


Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Our first session will be our initial session, ensuring that we feel comfortable working with one another. This session will be £20.

Every session after this will be £25 an hour (60 minutes) per session or £35 for 90 minutes.

For couples counselling,  90 minutes per session £40.


Monday-Friday 1pm-9pm

Further information

I have experience working at the carers trust in Blackpool as a volunteer counsellor from 2015-2018 and have worked at my private practice in Bispham, Blackpool since 2016.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

There is a step inside the front door so wheelchair access could be challenging depending on the type of wheelchair. The counselling room is on the ground floor, however.

Gemma Harris

Gemma Harris