a little bit more about
Hello, my name is Gemma and I am a Trainee Counselling Psychologist & Psychotherapist.
My therapeutic approach is relational and integrative, which means that I consider the relationship between client and therapist to be very important, and I draw upon different modalities to work with each individual client and their uniqueness. I utilise
I am trained in Brainspotting, which is a type of therapy that helps people process difficult memories and emotions. This approach incorporates healing the mind, brain and body.
Therapy can help people to explore and make sense of their difficulties, develop self-awareness, understand patterns in relationships with others, discover a sense of meaning and purpose in life, and heal past trauma. I aim to create a safe and non-judgemental space; I consider it a privilege to work with people during some of their most difficult times.
I have experience working in NHS mental health teams(inpatient and community), forensic settings (prisons and secure units), learning disability and Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) services.
My first degree was in Clinical and Community Psychology (BSc), which focused on understanding experiences of distress, considering how different factors in society impact our lives.
Outside of work, I enjoy yoga and meeting friends for coffee and cake!