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BA Hons, MBACP
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

About me

I'm a Therapeutic Counsellor and licensed Career Change Coach. I work with adults, teens (16+) and young people offering sessions online, face-to-face and outdoors. 

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 and Career Change Coach. I work with adults, teens (16+) and young people experiencing anxiety, overwhelm, 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 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. 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 to bring awareness to the body’s experience in the present moment combined with the practice of self-acceptance. I am also trained in the Rewind Technique – which uses guided imagery and visualisation to work safely and effectively with phobias and trauma.

Additionally, I have worked as a Children’s and Young Person’s Counsellor in school and charity settings and bring in creative ways of working with young people and adults alike. I now full-time in private practice.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) working within their Ethical Framework to ensure a safe and professional practice.

How I work

I offer face-to-face sessions in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, and I work online via Zoom. I can also offer a blended option.

Additionally, I offer Walk & Talk therapy sessions on Leckhampton Hill, Cheltenham.

It’s important to find a counsellor who you feel comfortable with. I am happy to offer a free introductory call 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
  • Guided Imagery and Visualisation for Therapeutic Change
  • The Rewind Technique (effective treatment for trauma (PTSD) and phobias)
  • Walking Therapy
  • 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)

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Please message me to arrange a free introductory telephone call (approx 20 mins). This will provide an opportunity for us to meet one another and discuss how I can best support you.

All following sessions are 50-minutes (The 'standard counselling hour') at £50. 

When I work

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Mon, Thurs & Fri: Online, In-Person + Walk & Talk therapy.
Tues: In-person + some online availability
Weds: In-person only

Further information

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

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

You can email me via the contact form.

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

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Gemma Rogers

Gemma Rogers