"If Nothing changes, Nothing Changes."
Hi, I am Gemma this is one of my favorite quotes it speaks a thousand words. Counselling can be the start of that positive change.
I use a Person-Centered approach to counselling, my style is professional yet warm and friendly. If you are finding yourself stuck and wanting to move forward then counselling could support you through this journey. The individual journey takes time and consistency, this can assist you to understand yourself better and see things clearer.
I have a love for helping others, therapy is about building trust this will help you relax and be open and honest. I will create a healthy and safe environment for you to explore thoughts and feelings helping you focus and feel comfortable. I use an emphatic and non-judgmental approach this allows you to feel understood and to be able to bring anything to the session and not feel judged.
If you are dealing with severe depression, anxiety or trauma, you might have lost hope for improving your life. Together we can restore this hope.
Mental health is so close to my heart, It impacts the way we feel, think and act, making it important in all areas of our lives. Without a positive mental health you will not realise your full potential. Mental health is a journey, its not about how long it takes to get to the end goal its about how you take control of it to reach it.
I have 10 years of health care experience in hospitals, prisons and the community. I am versatile and adaptable, making sure the client in counselling and health care are at the center of my work.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience working with complex clients and issues while counselling prisoners at HMP LEED's, this has allowed me to gain experience in working with a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship issues, life transitions among with other issues.
As well as HMP LEED's I have been able to offer my counselling service at SEED eating disorder charity and a drug and alcohol service. In these services I have worked with a diverse range of clients presenting with a variety of mental health issues.
- Level 2 Certificate In counselling Skills
- Level 3 Diploma In counselling Skills
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Diploma In Child Counselling
- Diploma In Couple's Counselling
- Diploma In Life Coaching and Mindfulness.
- Level 3 Diploma In Health And Social Care
- Online and Telephone Counselling
- Level 3 Anger Management Counselling
Registered Member MBACP
I have regular supervision and update my knowledge and practice through further training and Continuing Professional Development.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Face to Face Individual - £40 up to 60 Minutes.
Couple's - £60 up to 60 Minutes
Telephone - £30 up to 60 Minutes
Zoom- £30 up to 60 Minutes
A reduced fee is available to students and people who are experiencing financial hardship. I provide a Free Consultation by telephone before arranging a first session if you would like one.