Gemma Trace

Bude EX23 & Bideford EX39
07792 140157 07792 140157

About me

In today's society a majority of people struggle in their day to day lives. I offer you a talking therapy where you can sift through your thoughts in a safe environment. I will listen to your every struggle and encourage you to explore deeper to find the route of your problem.

You are in control of your therapy. If you ask I will provide you with tools to manage your difficulties whether that be anxiety, depression or lack of direction in your life. Your personal thoughts will be deeply respected and surrounded by the safety of confidentiality.

I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor and CBT Practitioner.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am currently working in a Family Assessment Unit where I provide 1-1 counselling for parents. 
I have also worked in a Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre providing counselling for adults with addictions.  I have experience in working with mental health and learning disabilities. 

Level 2 in Listening Skills
Level 3 in Counselling Studies
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Counselling
Certificate in Bereavement with Cruse
Certificate in Counselling, Record Keeping and Pre-Trial Therapy.

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative


I provide a 30 minute phone assessment for free.
£35 per full hour session.
Students, people with Learning Disabilities or people receiving state benefits will get a 25% discount.

Further information


I am a 30 year old female.  I started my counselling career when I was a single mother of 20 years old. 

My most difficult life event was caring for my parents.  My father died of Motor Neurones Disease and 3 months later my mother died from Cancer.  I feel that it is important to tell you this as many people might think "she is only 30, what does she know?"  I know that life can be hard.  It will throw curve balls at us, sometimes when we least expect it.  I have felt grief, pain, shame, regret, disappointment, anger and more.  I used to wonder "how will I cope with this?"   Sometimes it feels that there is no light at the end of the tunnel.  I strongly believe that it helps to talk to someone who will really listen to our story.  Someone who will not judge you, and help you sift through your thoughts.  Someone who will follow your lead and allow you to express your feelings, worries, anger, concerns.  It can be really scary talking to someone who you don't know and it takes huge amounts of courage to take the first step. 

The Strand
EX39 2ND


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Types of client

Older adults
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