Gerri Creedon MBACP (Accred) Dip.Couns. EMDR
Hi, I'm Gerri, an accredited, experienced therapist who is passionate about my work.
I help individuals who are experiencing personal difficulties and suffering in their lives to allow them to gain a better understanding of those issues and establish a new outlook on how to deal with these.
Having experienced counselling myself, I can appreciate how intimidating it can be to speak about your problems. I offer a safe, friendly, supportive and confidential space where you have time to share your difficulties and concerns.
My training draws on different theoretical approaches, but I believe at the centre of this is the relationship we have with ourselves, and the world around us. We are all unique and my aim is to work with you to address your issues and help you live a more fulfilling and happy life.
If you have any questions about the service I provide, if you would like to discuss making an appointment or simply to have an informal chat, please give me a call.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been trained to post-graduate level in Integrative Counselling, which is accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I am fully compliant with professional regulatory requirements and all my work is supervised in accordance with the BACP.
I have worked with the NHS where most of my time was spent with people suffering from anxiety, depression, relationships and bereavement. I am also a qualified EMDR therapist helping people heal from symptoms & emotional distress as a result of trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Through my work in counselling, I undertake training in various areas and I continue to broaden and deepen my professional development. Some of these include:
- Certificate in Alcohol dependence
- Detoxification with Withdrawal
- Royal College of GP Substance Misuse
- EMDR (EMDR Europe Accredited training)
- Certificate in Attachment Focussed EMDR
- Certificate in Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice (Bowlby Centre)
- Certificate in CBT Skills
- Certificate in Transactional Analysis Interventions
- Certificate in Understanding and working with Personality Disorders
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Expense can be a major factor when considering counselling, I am committed to making my service as accessible as possible and keep my rates reasonable.
My fees are £50 for a 50 minute session (usually at the same time each week)
Couples counselling is also available.
I offer discounted rates to students.
Sessions can be paid by cash or directly to my bank account.
Throughout my career, I have worked with a wide range of issues and dealt with people struggling with many of these, including substance misuse and alcohol dependency. I was fortunate enough to run my own Drug and Alcohol Rehab in the West Country for a number of years. During this time, I created and ran a unique therapeutic programme for clients struggling with dependency gaining excellent results, most of the clients who attended my programme are still in recovery today.
I have also worked with individuals suffering from extreme anxiety and depression, many addictions, including drugs, alcohol and gambling.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday (evening appointments also available) and Saturday mornings. I can generally book an urgent appointment at short notice.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|