Gemma HudsonIntegrative counsellor
Hello welcome to my page: All of us at some point in our lives will experience times when we feel that we are overwhelmed or have become stuck. These feelings often impact on our relationships with others, our work life, academic studies or our personal life, to the extent that we feel unable to live in a successful or satisfactory way. Feelings such as anger, grief, anxiety, depression, stress and loneliness can be distressing and cause anguish, especially if they have been with us for a long time. If you're currently finding it difficult then you're not alone. This is where counselling and psychotherapy can help.
It can be hard to understand how simply talking can be useful if you've never experienced counselling or psychotherapy. Talking to someone who's trained to listen and respond in a certain way can be profoundly helpful if you're feeling depressed or struggling with low self-worth. If your emotions are confusing or overwhelming then talking about them can bring clarity. Sharing your anxiety is the first step to making it more manageable and if you've suffered a loss then having someone to walk with you through your grief can help the healing process enormously.
I see individual clients providing a safe, warm confidential space in which to build a relationship of trust and openness. Together we look at aspects of your past and/or present experiences, to enable you to develop awareness that helps to make sense of what is happening in your life. The therapeutic relationship we build, together with the whole therapeutic process will put you in touch with your inner resources you didn't know you had, helping you to start your journey towards living life more fully.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
All sessions including the initial assessment session last 50 minutes and take place weekly. Sessions are available Monday to Friday, the first appointment is 8am and the last one is at 8pm. Daytime and evening sessions are £60.
Training and qualifications
I am a qualified, registered member of the British association of counselling and psychotherapy, on the professional standards authority register. (Registration No: 097050) (MBACP) and hold a Certificate of Proficiency awarded - BACP (Accredited Register Professional Standards Authority).
I have over ten years’ experience of working with individuals within a variety of settings including adult drug and alcohol services, adult counselling services, young people’s counselling services, parent counselling service in a school and private practice. My knowledge of working with anxiety, depression, relationship issues and child hood trauma is extensive.
I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB), certificate in counselling studies (CPCAB), certificate in counselling skills (CPCAB). Certificate in BRIEF Solution Focus Therapy, certificate in Talking & Drawing, Child protection safeguarding certificate (Level 3), enhanced DBS certificate and an advanced Diploma in Life coaching (ACCHP).
I have undertaken additional specialist training in Depression, Anxiety, Childhood trauma and Substance misuse.