"If Nothing changes, Nothing Changes."
Hi, I am Gemma this is one of my favourite quotes it speaks a thousand words. Counselling can be the start of that positive change.
I use a Person-Centred 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 adopt a non-judgmental and empathic approach to help clients to feel heard and understood. My work is client-led, which lets the client bring what they want to work with, meeting it with compassion and respect, and helping them to move forward with their difficulties to make positive changes in their lives.
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 currently at Helping Others Charity. 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 Skills2
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Diploma In Child Counselling
- Diploma In Life Coaching and Mindfulness.
BACP Individual Member
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Face to Face - £40 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.
Concessions offered for
If today is the start of your change, please get in touch for more information and availability.