Psychotherapy is the exploration of issues, trauma and mental health diagnoses in order to assist you in overcoming or managing that which is problematic for you

Seeking therapy is not always about waiting until you are in crisis.  Psychotherapy can help you address unhelpful beliefs and behaviours as well as work through past traumas and learning to manage conditions such as anxiety and depression

How it works

How it works

I work with you on the issues that are problematic for you right now, such as anxiety, bereavement, depression, family or relationship issues utilising a number of different approaches, dependent on your preferences and what has and hasn’t worked for you in the past.

I work in a client-led way which means that although I undertake planning for each session, I work with what you bring in with you on the day.  You are the expert of you and the way we work together always reflects that.

Through extensive client work in the NHS and private practice I have developed specific skills in working with trauma and diagnosed mental health conditions such as Borderline Personality Disorder, Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder and Bipolar.

I also work with late diagnosis of neuro-divergent conditions such as ADHD and autism.

Adult diagnosis often comes without support and, if this is available, the waiting lists are usually very long; private therapy can help you identify strategies and ways to manage these conditions.

In my experience, no two people experience the same condition in the same way.  It is important that the help you get is relevant to you and your difficulties so that you are able to address the things that impact you most.

In addition I work with people with chronic health conditions, in particular those which are considered “invisible” and create significant difficulties with mind and body.

What are the benefits of psychotherapy?

What are the benefits of psychotherapy?

The therapeutic process involves creating a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore those events and experiences which are proving difficult for you.

We work online, face to face and walking and often clients move between these to utilise what they need, when they need it. Walking sessions can be particularly beneficial to you if you are suffering from anxiety as the movement and being in nature can help reduce anxiety.

The approach is integrated which means that we can discuss your needs and begin to identify your preferred ways of working, allowing you to manage and overcome issues that are problematic for you and enhance your day to day life, career and relationships

To book a free short introductory session email or phone 07789 159542.


Working alongside you to help identify and address difficulties you are facing

Personal consultancy

Combining  therapy and coaching to deal with issues or goals in a more complete way

Relationship therapy

Working with you to manage issues and create long lasting, happy relationships

Psychosexual therapy

Providing a safe, non-judgemental space where you can explore your issues in and around sex

Individual coaching

Clarifying, planning and helping you work towards and achieve your goals

Gemma genuinely cares. I suffer from major depressive disorder, I have severe childhood trauma and there is no area of my life that has not been drastically improved with her help.

Tarryn Wood, Freelance Virtual Executive Assistant/Mental health blogger

Get in touch.

However I can help you – whether you're looking for business consultancy, personal coaching or psychotherapy or something else entirely – I'd love to hear from you.

Get in touch via email using the form below or the address at the bottom of the page, give me a call or send me a message, or even connect with me on LinkedIn.