People start therapy for many different reasons.
You may feel dissatisfied or distressed, want to explore the past, process difficult life events, achieve new goals or just learn more about yourself.
To facilitate self-awareness, I place particular attention on developing a trusting, safe and collaborative relationship. In this supportive environment with trust, we will work as a team to develop a shared understanding of your difficulties and identify how these difficulties affect your thoughts, beliefs, behaviours, feelings and daily functioning.
My style of practice is Integrative, this means I draw from different psychological modalities, including psychodynamic, existential and creatively incorporate the transpersonal use of visualisations and dream work.
Ultimately, my main focus is you, and for this reason, I tailor the type of therapy to the individuals’ needs and presenting issues.
I am an experienced psychotherapist and relationship therapist working with individuals, couples, and families. I offer face-to-face sessions, as well as offering sessions online via Zoom.
I look forward to working with you.
I am a qualified, accredited and registered integrative transpersonal psychotherapist and counsellor with over 6 years of experience working with individuals and couples and family members in various capacities.
My foundation in psychotherapy and counselling was completed at The Minster Centre in London and I went on to train and qualify as a psychotherapist and counsellor at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE), in London.
I completed a combined academic and experiential five-year postgraduate diploma which is accredited by both UKCP and BACP.
I adhere to both of these accredited boards’ ethical frameworks.
As well as being a qualified integrative transpersonal psychotherapist and counsellor, I am also a qualified Imago Relationship Therapist, where the focus is on issues between romantic couples and issues between family members.
With over 6 years of study, research and working with clients, I undertake monthly supervision for my individual client work and for my relationship therapy clients, while making sure I keep up to date with developments in both fields with regular CPD training.
Individuals £120.00 per 50 minute session.
Couples £160.00 per 90 minute session.
While I work with the above range of issues, my specialist areas are:
I offer a private and confidential space where you can learn about yourself and be held in your experience, whatever that might be.
Trust is an essential quality to hold if we are going to engage with life fully and enter into, and maintain, relationships.
This underpins my approach to psychotherapy, and I hope, in time we can build a trusting relationship where you can use therapy as space to truly be yourself.
Life can be challenging, and often we muddle through daily unequipped, at times feeling overwhelmed, disconnected, lost, stuck and sad, or perhaps we need some extra help.
Having the opportunity to explore yourself and your life circumstances in a safe and confidential way, and being listened to without judgment has a transformative effect in itself.
The purpose of this session is to explore your therapy requirements and how I might be able to help you.
This is also an opportunity for you to ask questions about therapy.
As part of my commitment to good practice, during this first session, I will be taking a personal history from you, which will include taking your GP details.
If we are both happy to proceed, we would agree on a number of sessions to begin with, usually eight. These first few sessions allow us to explore what you wish to work through.
There are no right or wrong answers as to how many sessions there should be.
The length of the therapy is tailored to you and what you are looking for from your therapy.
We regularly review together the number of sessions and your goals for the therapy.
Therapy and counselling for individuals is a regular weekly commitment.
If we both feel that my services could be beneficial to you we would agree on a regular weekly time, this would be your appointment time.
As this time is reserved specifically for you there is a cancellation notice period of 5 days.
All sessions are paid before each session by bank transfer. Missed or cancelled sessions without the 5 days’ notice given, are paid in full by bank transfer. All sessions are 50 minutes from your appointment time.
I was really happy to be working with Jemma, I feel like her approach to therapy is really beneficial and it’s been a hugely helpful and a life changing experience.
She has been professional, warm, non-judgemental and made me feel at ease with her approach.
I was able to open up to her and this has helped me reach a health and happy place.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jemma and feel lucky to have had her support. I would turn to her again if I needed it.
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Whatever your personal circumstances the Centre for Therapy aim to help put you in touch with a therapist that can help.