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About me

I know how daunting it can be to reach out for support, but the likelihood is that you're here because you're suffering in some way and want some help with that. I offer a warm, non-judgmental, creative and exploratory approach. I believe in the innate wisdom of the body and incorporate this into the way I work with clients, to help raise awareness of messages from the body.

I offer brief or long-term face-to-face therapy in Walthamstow to adults as well as telephone and online therapy. As a professionally qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor and BACP member I have experience with issues such as; anxiety, depression, loss, relationship issues, panic attacks, low self-esteem and trauma.

I believe we all have innate potential inside us and sometimes need help finding and awakening that energy. As a collaborative and authentic counsellor, I offer a safe and supportive 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 for an initial 50-minute consultation, exploring what brings them here and what they hope to get out of our work. 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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy

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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.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access

My practice is on the first floor, which unfortunately does not have a lift.


I currently have availability Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and my working hours are 9am - 6pm.

Types of client

Older adults


Gemma Latimer | KINDLING Therapy

Gemma Latimer | KINDLING Therapy