Gemma Roberts

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Kingsdown CT14 & Deal CT14
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About me

Hello, I am Gemma and welcome to The Quiet Space. I work with Adults & young people offering counselling in my private setting near Deal. The space is welcoming, warm & discrete. It also allows for sessions after school/college/working hours.  I also offer counselling sessions via zoom  for your convenience.

I am a fully qualified Integrative counsellor registered with the BACP. For me if connection to other human beings is the thing that heals us and gets us through, then the ability to understand, communicate and put language to our internal emotional selves is essential, to gain self-awareness to move forward in whatever way that looks. 

I am trained to work with a broad range of mental health issues: Anxiety disorders, dark intrusive thoughts, Depression, Stress related issues, Family issues,domestic abuse, Relationships, Abuse, Low self-worth, Loss of confidence, Identity Issues,Gender dysmorphia, LGBTQ.  I also have experience of working with young people and Neurodivergence (diagnosed and undiagnosed).  My way of working is to explore your experience, from there the therapy will be tailored specifically around your unique needs. I understand how daunting it can be to talk to at first a stranger. I want you to feel safe and held in our relationship, to allow you to work through whatever you are struggling with. 

I am person centred in my approach, which means I feel or relationship together is key in this process. I also use other types of therapy depending on what you need. I am told by clients that I am professional, non judgmental & very easy to talk to.

In our work together my hope is for you to begin to be able to understand & empower yourself. Rather than struggling with the issue alone, to feel safe in our relationship. Therefore, it will be a joint process between us both, with you leading the way. I work at your pace with the aim to move forward in whatever way that looks. You will gain healthy coping mechanisms to function better, gain awareness and understanding. To move forward, through the therapy. 

Our work together will be unique to you. Each person is unique and therefore so will be the therapy.  Whatever it is, bring what you need, I am here for you. 

I offer short term and long-term work. Sessions are 50 minutes each week and will be set between us for a regular time. When we meet we will discuss what has been going on for you, the issues, as well as looking at what you would like from counselling. Or, if you are unsure, but just need a 'quiet space' to voice something that is extremely painful, I will hold your space. 

How do I get in touch? 
You can message or email me I will respond with 24 hours.
I offer a free 20 minute initial consultation via the telephone or zoom. This is so we can discuss what has brought you to therapy, your expectations, concerns, issues, goals. During this I will do a small assessment, it will include things such as previous counselling experience, presenting issues etc. This helps me to build a profile of your needs to ensure I can help you the best way possible. As well as what you want to achieve from counselling. If you feel happy to go ahead with counselling we will arrange a time, day, frequency together. There is no obligation if also you would like to take your time think about it, or explore other counsellors. counselling is a personal process and I feel the success of the therapy relies greatly on the relationship between us. 

Training, qualifications & experience

As well as running my private practice I have also worked for The East Kent College Group counselling young people, adults and staff. This was a highly fulfilling role, where I worked within a junior college 14+ .  My work includes working with clients who have neurodiversty both diagnosed and undiagnosed. I feel passionate in my work with young people and understand the benefit of teenagers and young people gaining awareness, developing tools & healthy coping mechanisms to cope and function better to feel empowered. 

Prior to my counselling career, I worked with survivors of domestic abuse for 7 years. Facilitating groups such as the Freedom Programme which helped those affected by controlling and abusive relationships. I feel this has helped with knowledge and experience of this issue as well as understanding how mental health can be affected.  

I also understand how daunting it can feel at first to take the first steps to Counselling to confide at first in a stranger. I want you to feel welcomed and safe to explore your concerns with me.

I have a Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling. 

  • Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP)
  • Counselling adults and young people 
  • ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 
  • ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling studies 
  • ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate
  • Mental Health First Aid Certificate
  • BACP Remote working 
  • CPD Safeguarding Children - Education
  • BA Hons Law &Criminology Degree 

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Kingsdown, Kent, CT14

Deal, Kent, CT14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom