Nijole Gemal BA MBACP (Accred)
I am a qualified Person - Centred counsellor, in which I have extensive experience in a wide range of issues including; anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bereavement and relationships to name a few. Counselling is about you and supporting you along your journey, to explore in a safe confidential environment without judgement.
I believe that our work together will provide you both the space that is needed to explore feelings and emotions, through my empathic listening. My work has been with both young and older adults. I work ethically and comply with the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Please contact me for a no obligation introduction session which will be discounted to £25 for the first session. Here we can discuss your counselling needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapy (BACP) of which I am also a registered member. My counselling training has allowed me to work with many age groups from 5 year old children through to 90 year old clients. I have worked with many charities and organisations including ADAS, Enfield Parent and Children, Mind and Age UK as well as working in Private Practice for a number of years.
- BA Degree in Counselling
- Foundation Degree in Counselling
- Diploma in Counselling - BACP Accredited
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills and Studies Level 2 & 3
- Certificate in Working with the Couple in Mind
I also have obtained training in Working with Self Harm, Working with Families affected by Domestic Violence, Working with Complex Neglect, Basic Child Protection, Supporting Children to Explore and Process their Emotions, Mental Health First Aid, Teens Turmoil and Transition - Mental Health in Adolescence, Working with Borderline Personality Disorder, Working with Anxiety, Working with OCD.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Individual Therapy - Face to Face / Telephone Counselling
£40.00 per session.
£25.00 per session for introduction (first session only).
£30.00 per session for trainee student counsellors.
£50.00 per session
If you decide to come and see myself for counselling our first introductory session will be £25.00 for a fifty minute session. We will discuss your counselling needs, what you would like to work with and if you require short or longer term counselling. If you decide to go ahead with counselling we will discuss times and availability. After 6 weeks together we will review your counselling needs, this is so if circumstances have changed I can review counselling techniques and theory so I am able to deliver the best possible treatment for your counselling needs.
I am also a provider for Private Health Insurance companies including, AVIVA Health, Simplyhealth, WPA and VitalityHealth.