Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 6th September 2021

About me

It may be that you’re considering counselling because you feel stressed, stuck, disconnected, confused, anxious, angry, sad or perhaps just empty...There may be a specific challenge that you are currently facing or perhaps you are unsure of what it is you’re looking for but you have lost sight of yourself somehow. Whatever it is that has brought you here, I will listen empathically and provide a confidential space to explore what is important to you, at your pace. I will support you, without judgement, towards empowering yourself to make sense of the challenges you face.

How can I help?

I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, Young Person's Counsellor and Career Change Coach. I work with adults, teens (14+) and young people experiencing anxiety, sadness, stress, burnout, low self-esteem, and 'stuckness'. I am here to offer support, encouragement and guidance towards a deeper understanding of yourself.

I also have experience working with school and work-related issues, bereavement, divorce, family and relationship problems, self-harm, suicidal ideation, panic attacks and depression, with particular experience and interest in working with anxiety-related issues.

My approach

I work with each individual as a whole, unique person, offering different perspectives of the human experience informed by a multi-view approach. I adapt how I work with each person depending on their needs in the here-and-now. I draw upon different theories to ensure I work in response to each individual's needs. I work in a Person-Centred way to help me see the world from your viewpoint. I am informed by Transactional Analysis (T.A.) to explore patterns of relating within yourself and with others. I also use tools from Gestalt to bring awareness to the body's experience in the present moment, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT - pronounced 'act') provides a framework to develop mindfulness skills combined with the practice of self-acceptance.

I am also trained as a Children’s and Young Person’s counsellor, bringing in accessible ways of working with adolescents. I work with teenagers (aged 14+) and adults in private practice. I have also worked in charity, school and agency settings.

I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) working within their Ethical Framework.

My background

In my former life, I worked in corporate fashion for 11 years. Having experienced my own sense of unease within my previous career, I retrained first as a wellbeing coach and yoga teacher in 2015/2016, leading to working as a Health and Wellbeing Mentor on a full-time wellness retreat. I then gained a licence as a Firework Career Change Coach (having been a client of the programme myself) and set up my private coaching practice in 2018 – a programme that I still run and integrate elements into my counselling if and when appropriate.

How I work

I work online via Zoom, having worked with people nationally and internationally in this way for the last 3 years. I also offer face-to-face sessions at Essential Space in Cheltenham. I can also offer a blended option.

It’s important to find a counsellor who you feel comfortable with. I am happy to offer a free introductory call/zoom to help us discover whether we are the right fit to work together and how I can provide the support you need. Just get in touch and we’ll take it from there.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children
  • Level 5 Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People
  • ACT for Adolescents with Russ Harris (author of 'The Happiness Trap')
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Licenced Firework Career Change Coach
  • Certified Integrative Health Coach

I also completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training through which my mindfulness and meditation practice grew and I bring elements of this into my work as and when necessary.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with adolescents and young people from age 14 upwards.

I am also a licenced career change coach and can provide support with career transitions and related anxiety, stress, burnout and breakdown.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

Please message me to arrange a free introductory telephone or zoom call, lasting around 15-30 minutes. This will provide an opportunity for us to meet one another and discuss how I can best support you.

All following sessions are 1 hour.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday 11am - 6:30pm
Tuesdays 10:30am - 6:30pm
Wednesdays 10:30am - 6:30pm
Thursdays 10am - 2:30pm
(I can also offer Thursday afternoons however every 3rd Thursday there will be no session)

Further information

I have regular supervision in order to support me in providing the best service for you. All supervision is confidential.

I have full professional liability insurance with Howden and an enhanced DBS certificate.

You can email me via the contact form.

Essential Space
Alleyne Lodge
Knapp Road
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL50 3QH

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

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.

Online counselling via Zoom & Telephone counselling

Gemma Rogers

Gemma Rogers