Gemma Minshall BSc- (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy, PG Diploma, Supervisor
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, lost or unsure how to move forward, perhaps your experiencing anxiety, depression, problems with relationships, you may have experienced trauma, bereavement or just feelings that you can’t understand?
Many people come into counselling not knowing where to begin, and that's OK, because that’s where I come in. I am here to offer support, and help you find the answer to, or acceptance of, your individual experience.
I am a fully qualified, BACP registered, experienced counselling psychotherapist specialising in person centred therapy. This means I am receptive of the way you are as a person and respectful of your beliefs, behaviours, personal choices and past experiences.
I have experience working with clients of all ages suffering from a wide range of issues. My commitment to you is to offer a warm, safe, and confidential environment, where working at your own pace, I will challenge you appropriately, and considerately. Creating a space in which you can express, explore, and reflect on the difficulties you are experiencing, with the sole aim to facilitate your self-awareness and personal development, helping you, become the person you want to be.
Person-centred therapy is widely used in the UK and is known to be very effective: with clients continuing to experience lasting positive change and growth long after therapy has finished.
From our first contact, I always strive to help you feel at ease, as I realise that starting counselling can often be quite daunting, and taking that first step to make contact can feel nerve wracking.
I offer a free, confidential, 20 minute telephone consultation where we can discuss things in more detail and decide if we can work together. All subsequent sessions are charged at £40 per hour.
I also offer concessions; student rates at £30 per hour.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (cert no: 208577) and abide by the BACP ethical framework for best practice.
Whatever your needs, I will be happy to hear from you. For a no-obligation chat about how therapy can help you, please ring 07809618434.
Training, qualifications & experience
I currently work in both private practice and the voluntary sector where I have supported clients with a range of issues such as relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety or stress but have particular experience in working with people who are going through bereavement and loss, anticipatory grief, life changing diagnosis and life limiting illness.
I have a First Class Honours Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy, a Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Practice, and I am a qualified supervisor.
- MSc Advanced Psychotherapy (ongoing)
- PG Diploma in Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy
- PG Cert Supervision in the Helping Professions
- First Class BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Introduction to Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate
- Working with Difference and Diversity Certificate
- Mindfulness Resilience Enhancement
- Introduction to Neuropsychology for Psychotherapists and Related Professions Certificate
- Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks
- Safeguarding Adults Certificate
- Hidden Harm (parental substance abuse) Certificate
- Working with Metaphor Certificate
- Loss and Bereavement Awareness Workshop
- Safeguarding Children Certificate
- Children’s Emotional Wellbeing Certificate
- Helping Children tell their Stories Certificate
- Making Endings with Children Certificate
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
Location and Cost
Counselling sessions take place in a quiet, relaxed room, only a few minutes, walk from Cheadle Hulme train station.
Free 1 hour onsite parking is available.
I offer a free 20 minute introductory telephone session, in which we are able to discuss your needs. All subsequent sessions are 60 minutes at a cost of £40.
I am happy to provide a reduced rate to full-time students of £30.
Supervision is £40 for an hour and £60 for an hour and a half.