Gemma Sherwin Psychological Therapies - MBACP Registered

Gemma Sherwin Psychological Therapies - MBACP Registered

Sub-4 Health And Wellbeing
The Old Bowling Green
Leek Road, Cellarhead
Stoke On Trent

07469 211573

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About me

My name is Gemma and I am a Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Stoke-on-Trent and the Staffordshire Moorlands.

I am a very experienced counsellor, who has worked in a variety of services (NHS and voluntary sector). My experience to date has included working with complex adult mental health needs, children and adolescents (aged 4-18) and parenting (Triple P).

I thoroughly enjoy using my skills gained to date to help facilitate the recovery and growth of those experiencing psychological distress. My personal style of counselling could be described as Integrative, as I use my core person-centred counselling skills to build the therapeutic relationship and have experience of integrating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution Focussed Therapy into my counselling practice.

I always work collaboratively with my clients, empowering them to lead the therapy and be in control of their process. However, I like to incorporate psychological theories to help my clients to better understand themselves. I have found that this approach has enabled my clients to be empowered to move forward with their presenting concerns, learning skills that they can use in the future to maintain their emotional well-being.

What is different about Sherwin Psychological Therapies?

I complete most of the therapeutic work myself, however I have a team of Associates who work for the organisation and sometimes the outcome of the initial assessment may be to see a different therapist. I have options of male counsellors (if you would prefer this), a qualified Play Therapist and Associate Psychologists. These options can be discussed following initial assessment.

I also offer Supervision to qualified and trainee counsellors.

I have counselling rooms in Cellarhead (ST9) suitable for children, young people and adults. I also have counselling room available in Newcastle-under-Lyme where I am able to see some adult clients.

I am now also offering sessions by Skype- these sessions can be done at a more convenient time for you and you do not need to be in Staffordshire to use my service. This is also ideal
for students away at university or people who work shifts/out of the area. Skype sessions are £30 per 50 minute session. Please contact me for further information.

Personal Experiences

I believe that some of the best counsellors are ones who have experienced what it can be like to struggle with mental health. Professionals are human too, and despite having knowledge of this area we are not immune to our own mental health concerns. I have personally have had times in my life where I have experienced mental health difficulties. I believe that this experience has enabled me to develop an empathy and better understanding of my clients journey. Counselling has been beneficial for me during these times, and has helped me to gain perspective. I was able to achieve a better understanding of my difficulties, and was able challenge myself to do something different. Maybe counselling could work for you too.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology, University of Keele

Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Applied Social Studies

Diploma in Counselling

Accredited Primary, Teen and Lifestyle Triple P Parenting Practitioner

Multi-treatment Foster Care (MTFC) trained Individual Therapist (Solution Focussed Brief Therapy)

Extensive additional training in Children and Young people's counselling

I attend regular counselling and psychotherapy workshops and keep up-to-date with the latest research

Highly experienced


Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Parenting concerns
Child behaviour management
Parenting the Autistic child
Autism consultation and pre diagnostic work

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  • Gemma Sherwin


Initial Assessment - £40

Ongoing sessions £40 per hour - depending on type of therapy. Discounts available for block bookings.

Evening appointments after 5.00pm are £45 per hour

Couples therapy £50

Home visits £50

Concessions are available by negotiation. Please call to discuss.

Email support and Skype is also available - please contact via email for more information.

PayPal payment now accepted

Further information

I have full professional insurance.

I have Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau clearance.

I provide counselling and Associate Psychology work for a number of Counselling organisations, as well as in Private Practice.

I am a member of the BACP Division for Counselling Children and Young People.

I offer Counselling Supervision to Qualified and Trainee Counsellors

I also offer telephone counselling

Options of a male counsellor

Maps & Directions

Stoke On Trent, ST9 0JQ

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Weekdays and Evenings (Additional charge after 5pm)

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I offer supervision to Qualified and Trainee Counsellors.

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