Gemma Grainger

The key to counselling and psychotherapy is that it is a space that is your own; one that is empathic, safe and non-judgemental. I will listen to you.

Gemma Grainger

No problem or feeling is unimportant

My sessions are open to anyone who feels that they might need someone to listen, even just for a few hours – no problem or feeling is unimportant.

​Therapy shouldn’t be something that is scary, it is not a luxury and it should be accessible. The key to counselling and psychotherapy is that it is a space that is your own; one that is empathic, safe and non-judgemental. I will listen to you.

The goal

Being a human is a complex and difficult task.

We are all full of conflicting thoughts, feelings and actions at the best of times and when something happens in life – it can be big or small – but it can throw us even further into confusion or feelings we might not be able to put our finger on.

​I am a qualified psychotherapist and a fellow human being, and I offer a safe place for you to come and talk things through, or just be.

Together we can work towards making the trials of life a bit easier for you.

Collaborative and Dynamic Therapy

The therapy I provide is collaborative and dynamic.

The training I received from the University of East London was based on an integrative approach, meaning that it did not focus on one style or technique, it combined all modalities. This means that my understanding of psychotherapy is flexible and broad.

Every person is an individual who responds and works better in certain ways, and so my task is to find the style which works best for us both together based on your individuality.

What is my therapeutic style and how did I find it?

My style leans towards a person-centred/humanistic approach, which puts you, the client in the focus.

Unlike other (psychodynamic) therapists, I don’t focus as strongly on childhood.

I tend to find from experience that the past often has an impact on the here and now, so I do value its importance.

Likewise, although I do not usually practice CBT, I recognise the value of coping mechanisms and so if this is for you I will try and accommodate some solution-focused direction.

The key to my style is listening to what you want and need from therapy, and we go from there.

About Me

How are therapy sessions held?

Online Therapy, In Person Therapy
Gemma Grainger - Therapist - London

Gemma Grainger

Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Gemma Grainger Training and Qualifications

  • Counselling and Psychotherapy Postgraduate Diploma from the University of East London, a BACP approved course. (since 2016)
  • Registered member of BACP, currently pursuing accreditation.
  • 3 years experience as part of City and East London Bereavement Service in Tower Hamlets
  • Consistently pursuing further education, courses and workshops in counselling and related CPD activities.

Gemma deals with the following issues

Abortion, Abuse, Alcoholism, Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Attachment Disorder, Bereavement, Bullying, Cancer, Carer Support, Child Counselling, Depression, Disabilities, Discrimiation, Eating Disorders, Gender Dysphoria, LGBTQ+ Counselling, Loneliness, Low Self Esteem, Miscarriage, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Paranoia, Passive Agressive Behaviour, PTSD, Redundancy, Schizophrenia, Self Harm, Sex Problems, Stress, Suicidal Thoughts, Trauma

Therapies offered by Gemma

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic Therapies, Psychoanalysis, Behavioural Therapy, Integrative, Mindfulness

Fees

Individual session: £65.00 to £85.00

For block bookings of 6 or more, I can offer a discount.

I do have a few slots for reduced rates, please email to enquire.

I offer low-cost sessions to those who really need them, so please do reach out if you think you might be suitable.

How therapy is delivered

Online Therapy, In Person Therapy

Gemma deals with the following issues

Abortion, Abuse, Alcoholism, Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Attachment Disorder, Bereavement, Bullying, Cancer, Carer Support, Child Counselling, Depression, Disabilities, Discrimiation, Eating Disorders, Gender Dysphoria, LGBTQ+ Counselling, Loneliness, Low Self Esteem, Miscarriage, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Paranoia, Passive Agressive Behaviour, PTSD, Redundancy, Schizophrenia, Self Harm, Sex Problems, Stress, Suicidal Thoughts, Trauma

Further Information

My Therapy Beliefs and My Training

The therapy I provide is collaborative and dynamic.

The training I received from the University of East London was based on an integrative approach, meaning that it did not focus on one style or technique, it combined all modalities.

This means that my understanding of psychotherapy is flexible and broad.

Every person is an individual who responds and works better in certain ways, and so my task is to find the style which works best for us both together based on your individuality.

Languages Spoken

English

Testimonial for Gemma Grainger

‘Gemma is very approachable, attentive and insightful. She made me feel completely at ease and had some very thoughtful thoughts on my situation. Would highly recommend!​’

Anonymous

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Location

Ongea, Unit B, Willen House
8 – 26 Bath Street
London
EC1V
England