Gerri Creedon, MBACP (Accred) Dip.Couns. EMDR Therapist
I am an Accredited and experienced therapist and very 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.
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 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).
All sessions last 50 minutes and will usually take place at the same time each week. I offer flexible appointments (including evenings), Monday to Saturday, to accommodate clients. The cost per session is £50 (concessions are available where appropriate).
I am fully compliant with professional regulatory requirements and all my work is supervised in accordance with the British Asociation of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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 also a trained EMDR therapist.
Continued Professional Development Courses
Certificate in Alocohol dependence, Detoxification with Withdrawal
EMDR Therapist (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
Through my work in counselling, I undertake training in various areas and I continue to broaden and deepen my professional development.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am a highly experienced counsellor who has worked with many addictions, including drugs, alcohol and gambling. I have many years' experience in this field and have developed a caring and successful programme to help people suffering from these illnesses. Please call the above number for an informal chat.
Expense can be 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
Couples counselling is also available
I offer discounted rates to students.
Sessions can be paid by cash or directly to my bank account.
Appointments can generally be arranged at short notice. I am available Monday to Friday until 8 pm (early morning appointments available upon request).
If you have any questions about the service I provide, or would like to discuss making an appointment, please call me on 07584 660513. Alternatively you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available Monday to Friday (evening appointments available) and Saturday mornings. I can generally book an urgent appointment at short notice.
Types of client