Gemma Hudson MBACP (Registered)
Hello welcome to my page: All of us at some point in our lives will experience times when we feel that we are overwhelmed or have become stuck. These feelings often impact on our relationships with others, our work life, academic studies or our personal life, to the extent that we feel unable to live in a successful or satisfactory way. Feelings such as anger, grief, anxiety, depression, stress and loneliness can be distressing and cause anguish, especially if they have been with us for a long time. If you're currently finding it difficult then you're not alone. This is where counselling and psychotherapy can help.
It can be hard to understand how simply talking can be useful if you've never experienced counselling or psychotherapy. Talking to someone who's trained to listen and respond in a certain way can be profoundly helpful if you're feeling depressed or struggling with low self-worth. If your emotions are confusing or overwhelming then talking about them can bring clarity. Sharing your anxiety is the first step to making it more manageable and if you've suffered a loss then having someone to walk with you through your grief can help the healing process enormously.
I see individual clients providing a safe, warm confidential space in which to build a relationship of trust and openness. Together we look at aspects of your past and/or present experiences, to enable you to develop awareness that helps to make sense of what is happening in your life. The therapeutic relationship we build, together with the whole therapeutic process will put you in touch with your inner resources you didn't know you had, helping you to start your journey towards living life more fully.
I am an integrative counsellor. Integrative means that my training included a number of different therapeutic approaches (e.g. person centred, psychodynamic, gestalt, CBT and solution focused) When working with you, I will draw upon the most appropriate counselling and psychotherapy approaches to suit individual clients.
Please click on my link at the top of this page to my website to find out more information about the different approaches in counselling and psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified, registered member of the British association of counselling and psychotherapy, on the professional standards authority register. (Registration No: 097050). (MBACP) and hold a certificate of Proficiency awarded - BACP Accredited Register - Professional Standards Authority.
- ACCHP Advanced Diploma in Life coaching (completion date December 2019)
- CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
- BRIEF Certificate in Solution Focused Therapy
- CPPD Certificate in Eating disorders
- Equinox Substance and misuse service Training in Substance misuse.
- Equinox substance and misuse service Training in Mental Health
(including bipolar, schizophrenia, depression and anxiety)
- Advanced certificate in Talking and Drawing
- Training in attachment theory
- CPPD institution Training in Eating Disorders
- Conflict resolution training
- Child protection safeguarding level 3 Training
- DBS enhanced certificate
I have over ten years’ experience of working with individuals within a variety of settings including adult drug and alcohol services, adult counselling services, young people’s counselling services, parent counselling service in a school and private practice. My knowledge of working with anxiety, depression, relationship issues and child hood trauma is extensive.
To enhance and maintain my practice I attend regular courses and training days.
Please click on my link at the top of this page to my website to find out more information about my experience.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
All sessions including the assessment session are for 50 minutes.
Counselling Fees £55 for daytime and evening sessions.
How to find me
My office is situated in a quiet road in Bromley Common which is a fifteen minute walk from Bickley station and a short bus ride away from Bromley South/North and Petts wood station. If you are coming by car free parking is available.
It is easily accessible from a number of different bus routes (336, 208, 61, 261, 320 and 358) and is within easy reach of the surrounding areas of Bromley North, Bromley South, Hayes, Shortlands, Beckenham, Petts Wood, Bickley, Chislehurst, Farnborough, Sunridge and Locksbottom.