Gemma Seller

Gemma Seller

The Albany Centre
4 Victoria Street
St. Albans
Hertfordshire
AL1 3JD

07794874558

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The Albany Centre
4 Victoria Street
St. Albans
Hertfordshire
AL1 3JD

07794874558

About me

Are you struggling with day-to-day activities or in your relationships? Have you found yourself falling into patterns of behaviour that can be unhelpful? Counselling can be a place  where you can explore whatever it is that is troubling you. It can be somewhere you don't have to pretend to be anything and don't have to worry about being judged.

I can offer this. I feel that it is important to work collaboratively with you and in a gentle way. I work creatively, coming from a Humanistic approach as a Gestalt therapist. With this I work by thinking about you as a whole person and include it into the work.  I believe that body and mind are connected and therefore it is important to work with both.

I have an interest in working with young people.  Before becoming a counsellor, I worked mostly in secondary schools, so I understand the demands that young people can face in today's society. I supported young people with special educational needs such as autism, ADHD and oppositional defiant disorder. I also supported vulnerable students with their academic learning and their social and emotional well-being.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience of working with clients who have been suffering from issues including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, self-harm, suicidal ideation, life choices, emotional abuse, dissociation, family issues and bereavement. I currently work in a community counselling agency as a therapist alongside my private practice.

Having previously worked in a corporate setting, I know what this is like and the challenges it can bring. I have experience of travelling extensively but especially in Asia.  I lived in South Korea for two years as an English teacher and am familiar with adjustment to and from a different environment.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to the ethical framework.

I hold a Professional Diploma in Counselling - The Albany Centre

Certificate in Counselling - Birkbeck University

BA in English and Cultural Studies - De Montfort Universty

Regular CPD training

Certificate in First Aid

Member organisations

BACP

Fees

£50 per session

Maps & Directions

St. Albans, AL1 3JD

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

I am available daytime, evenings and weekends

Types of client

Young people
Adults