Gemma Trace

Gemma Trace

The Strand
EX39 2ND


07792 140157

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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.

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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. 

Maps & Directions

Bideford, EX39 2ND
Bude, EX23

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Older adults