Gemma Ridge. BACP Accred Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer

Gemma Ridge. BACP Accred Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer

HealthWise Leeds
562A Scott Hall Road
West Yorkshire

07866 563671

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HealthWise Leeds
562A Scott Hall Road
West Yorkshire

07866 563671

About me

Hello, and welcome to my profile.

  • My name is Gemma and I am a Director at 'HealthWise Leeds Therapy Centre.'
  • I am Accredited and Registered with the BACP as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist.
  • I am qualified to Masters level.
  • I see individuals and couples for relationship counselling.
  • I have competed EMDR Part 1
  • I completed my Psychotherapy training at a BACP registered University course.
  • I have over fourteen years experience of one-to-one and group work with people who have a range of mental health problems.
  • I worked with the Probation Service for 12 years working with some of the most vulnerable adults with often complex emotional needs.
  • I am experienced with working with people people affected by adoption: adopted adults, birth families and adoptive parents. I am a therapist at PAC-UK; a registered adoption charity.
  • I am particularly experienced at dealing with the issues around domestic abuse, relationship problems, anger management, eating disorders, adoption and various types of addictions such as alcohol and drug use. I also have experience of working with people on the Autistic Spectrum.
  • I am a Training Consultant, Group Facilitator and Training Author.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Supervision
  • Accredited and Registered by the BACP.
  • Level 7 (Masters level), Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (attained from a BACP Accredited University. 2 years).
  • Working with addiction.
  • Relationship Counselling.
  • Working with people on the Autistic Spectrum
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (1 year).
  • Institute in Leadership and Management Coaching Certificate (1 year).
    Certificate in Probation Studies (1 year).
    BSc (Hons) in Sociology: 2:1 (3 years).

    I have over 14 years experience of group work and 1-to-1 work in:
    Domestic Abuse (working with perpetrators and victims)
    Anger Management
    Substance Use: Alcohol and Drug use.
    Working with impulsive problematic behaviour.
    Working with women with low self esteem and confidence issues.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have qualifications and experience in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies.

I am an experienced training consultant. I design bespoke training packages for companies on a range of issues:
'Mental Health Awareness'
'Domestic Abuse Awareness.'
'Working with Women in the Criminal Justice System: What Works?'

I regularly attend training events as part of my continuous professional development and consult with an experienced supervisor in relation to my work. I am CRB checked and have completed Safeguarding and risk of harm training.

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My fees are competitively priced. I offer concessional rates to students and people on lower incomes Fees will be discussed at point of contact.

Further information

Previous and current work experience and employment:

  • 2017-Director at HealthWise Leeds Therapy Centre.
  • 2015-current: I also work as an adoption support therapist for a registered charity called PAC-UK.
  • 2013-2015: I worked as a therapist at Leeds Music College
  • 2013-2016: I worked at 'Phoenix Health and Wellbeing' counselling people with a variety of mental health issues.
  • 2003-2014: I worked for the Probation Service delivering 1-to-1 and group work to people who had committed a range of offences. I was also a supervisor and accredited trainer.

Maps & Directions

Leeds, LS7 3RD

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Monday-Friday 8am-9pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Hello, my name is Gemma Ridge and I am an Accredited Therapist, Co-Director at 'HealthWise Leeds Therapy Centre', Training Consultant and Supervisor.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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