Gemma Latimer | KINDLING Therapy
As we move through the COVID-19 epidemic together, I am seeing clients online via Zoom.
I am a professionally qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor and BACP member. I offer brief (6-12 weeks) and long-term therapy in Walthamstow to adults experiencing a variety of issues such as; anxiety, depression, stress and relationship issues.
I work creatively with clients, paying attention to what both mind and body are saying to support new awareness. I believe we all have innate potential inside us and sometimes need help finding and awakening that energy. As a warm, curious and authentic counsellor, I offer a safe, supportive and non judgemental space to explore and identify self-limiting beliefs, habits and help clients live their most satisfying version of themselves.
When clients contact me, they can expect to meet face-to-face for an initial 50-minute consultation, exploring what brings them to counselling and what they hope to get out of it. There will be time to answer any questions about the way I work or the process of counselling. After the initial assessment, I encourage clients to take some time to decide whether I'm the right counsellor for them. If we decide to work together, we would decide if brief or long-term is the best option for you. Clients usually find weekly sessions most helpful but other options are also possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training in Gestalt, means I work person to person, observing the present moment with curiosity. Unlike approaches which focus on the individual working through issues, the Gestalt approach encourages working together through your problems as a shared exploration.
My approach allows me to work fluidly with various issues, including; anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, mood and confidence, trauma, anger issues, panic attacks, relationship difficulties, stress, creative block and lack of motivation. With a background in the arts I have a particular interest in working creatively and experientially with clients, bringing experiences to life in the here and now.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial assessment sessions and consecutive sessions are charged at £60. Sessions are 50 minutes. I operate a 7 day cancellation policy. Cancellations with 7 day’s notice will not incur a fee, otherwise the full fee is payable. My practice, unfortunately, is not wheelchair accessible and I do not offer couples therapy. Contact me to arrange an initial assessment.