Gemma Saggers MBACP
Please Note: Regrettably Face to Face sessions are currently paused due to COVID-19 Pandemic. I am offering Online/Telephone therapy in place. Please click here for more details.
I'm a friendly, experienced therapist trained in Person Centred & Experiential Therapy which means that I work with you to help re-frame and process your experiences without judgement.
I believe that you are the expert on your own life but that therapy will help you to make sense of relationship difficulties, difficult experiences or patterns of behaviour and help promote better mental health and wellbeing in your day to day life. Your safety and confidentiality are the centre of my work at all times.
My ethos is that our mental health is just as important as our physical health, and we should feel comfortable accessing help and support without stigma or prejudice for doing so. We all have mental health, so let’s look after it!
I work to support clients with a range of mental health presentations including: Addiction, anxiety, depression, body image and disordered eating, bereavement, co-dependency, personality disorders, relationship difficulties, survivors of sexual assault, survivors of emotional or physical abuse and trauma. I often work with clients who have come through the NHS system and not found it to offer the help they needed.
I offer both short and long-term therapy to suit the clients needs and budgets. I offer concessions to those on income support & trainee student therapists.
For new clients I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation to discuss if therapy is right for you. Please email me to book a consultation, therapy session or with any further enquiries.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP).
I am currently in my final year of further training at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute working towards my level 7 UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) accreditation.
Alongside private practice, I am an Associate Therapist at Rutland House Counselling and Psychotherapy in Leicester where I previously trained for two years.
I also have experience offering psychotherapy & counselling at Wansford & Kingscliffe Surgery in an NHS setting.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual Therapy: £50 for 50 minute session.
Online/Virtual Therapy: £50 for 50 minute session
Telephone Therapy: £30 for 30 minute session.
Mental Health Consulting: £400 per day.
Concessions offered for
In addition to offering therapy, I also work as a Mental Health Consultant. I'm passionate about encouraging properly regulated, high level mental health support within organisations. I believe this promotes success in the most productive, sustainable and ethical way for both employees and business providers.
I am strategically minded and possess a unique talent for assessing company needs and working to balance them within the best mental health interests of the individual. This can be achieved by looking at the wider needs of the business, or some one to one executive coaching.
I work with a diverse client base including those within Sports Advocacy, Human Rights Advocacy, Charities, Law firms and Schools.