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About me

"If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes."

Hi, I am Gemma. Experiencing a mental health issue can be confusing, upsetting, and overwhelming. I offer a range of strategies to help with various issues to empower you to take back control over thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.

I use a Person-Centered and solution-focused approach to counselling. My style is professional yet warm and friendly. If you find yourself stuck and want to move forward, then counselling could support you through this journey. The individual journey takes time and consistency; this can help you 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 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. Mental health needs looking after just the same as your physical health does.  It impacts how we feel, think, and act, making it important in all areas of our lives. Without positive mental health, you will not realise your full potential.

Mental health is a journey; it's not about how long it takes to get to the end goal it's 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, ensuring clients 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 other issues.

As well as HMP LEED's, I have also offered my counselling service at SEED eating disorder charity and a drug and alcohol service. I have worked with a diverse range of clients presenting with various mental health issues in these services.


BA (Hons) Counselling Solutions (Top up)

  • 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.

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 behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Face to Face Individual - £40 up to 60 Minutes.

Zoom- £40 up to 60 Minutes

Block Booking 6 sessions - £210

A reduced fee is available to students and people who are experiencing financial hardship. I provide a Free Consultation by telephone before arranging the first session if you would like one.


Please contact for availability.

85 Mill Lane
East Riding Of Yorkshire
HU17 9DH

East Riding Of Yorkshire

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

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.

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Gemma Trathan - BA (Hons) MBACP

Gemma Trathan - BA (Hons) MBACP