Hello, my name is Gemma and I am a fully qualified counsellor registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also a qualified Clinical Supervisor providing supervision, training and support to counsellors, students and others in the helping professions.
Counselling is a talking therapy, where trained practitioners work with people over the long or short term to assist them in bringing about effective change to enhance their wellbeing. Individuals may choose to have counselling because they are experiencing difficulties, perhaps distress or even dissatisfaction in their life.
Time is set aside for us to explore in a safe space your experiences (past/present), feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour. I aim to help you to identify the best source of action for you to either resolve your difficulties or find healthy ways of coping.
About me and how I work:
I am an experienced counsellor having worked with people of all ages in a number of settings including GP surgeries/medicals centres, schools, alternative education settings and in private practice. I have especially gained a great deal of experience working with young people aged 11-18 over the past ten years.
I will provide, to the best of my ability counselling sessions that endeavour to create a supportive, non-judgmental environment, in which you will be given time and space to understand and gain insight into what is troubling you. This process can foster growth and lead to positive change in your life. I believe working collaboratively to explore your feelings and the experiences that you bring, will aid in finding a clearer perspective, working towards positive change, personal growth and healing.
We will work at a pace to suit your needs and this can be long or short term. I am integratively trained with humanistic values. My training gives me the flexibility to draw on a number of theories and approach, to best suit individual need. Sometimes I might introduce ways of working that I feel may be helpful.
I do understand how difficult and scary it can be, to feel vulnerable and reach out for support. We are all human and we will all experience difficult times on our life's journey. I have been through this process myself and this ultimately lead to my own training and longing to become a counsellor.
During the initial assessment I will ask you questions to help my understanding of how I can help you find a way forward with what has brought you to counselling. We will then agree on how we will work together moving forward if you are happy to do so.
I offer face to face, online or telephone sessions.
I am committed to my own continued professional development and regularly in engage in both CPD and supervision.
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Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Accredited Certificate in Counselling (NHS)
- BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling (NHS)
- Level 6 Diploma in Clinical Supervision
- Bereavement by Suicide
- Body Image
- Child protection and Safeguarding
- Counselling Online
- Growth Mindset
- Trauma Counsellors Toolbox - Christine Sanderson
- Working at Relational Depth - Mick CooperWorking with Trauma
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Bereavement by suicide
My counselling fees are as follows:
Adults £50 per 50 minute session
Young People (under 18's) £45 per 50 minute session
Counselling students £45 per 50 minute session
Supervision £60 (per 1.5 hour session)
Supervision Groups 2-4 £80 (per hour)
Current Enhanced DBS certificate
Fully Compliant GDPR and ICO registered