Gemma Krier-Mead: Cognitive behaviour therapy Psychotherapist, KT2 London, W1W
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Gemma Krier-Mead

Cognitive behaviour therapy psychotherapist
KT2 , London W1W
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About Me

Welcome to my Therapy page. I'm a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Mindfulness Practitioner (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) and I'm also a registered Mental Health Nurse. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Reg) and licenced for practice with the NMC (Nursing, Midwifery Council).

About Me

I believe that everyone, with the right kind of support, has the potential to overcome and master their emotional difficulties or mental health problems. For me this is important, having this hope for a person to live a happier and meaningful life, especially so when a person feels that they have lost hope and confidence.

My professional journey began over 20 years ago in acute in-patient hospitals supporting people with mental health and drug/alcohol problems, then moving to the NHS working in the community as a senior clinician in mental health teams, providing individual psychological interventions, group therapy and workshops. I spent many years as a Professional Lead and Senior Clinician, working in managerial and advisory roles alongside private therapy practice. I went on to practice as a CBT Therapist and Forensic Practitioner for the London Courts providing therapy for people, producing mental health assessments for Judges and writing pre-sentence reports. I have worked as a Senior Practitioner Trainer and Therapist within the NHS and voluntary sector, designing and teaching CBT to support people and their loved ones overcome a range of mental health conditions.

Alongside my private practice as the founder of, I also work in a London University supporting students with their mental health and people on the Autistic Spectrum and those with Asperger’s.Coupled with this I am a Consultant Trainer for doctors, mental health professionals and business on a range of CBT, Mindfulness and Recovery courses across the UK and Europe.

How could I help you?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy helps you change the way that you feel, through making changes with how you think and your behaviour. Let’s give an example, if a person feels really down or anxious, it's not that their thinking is wrong or bad, but it's likely that the person experiences very critical, worrying or negative thoughts. This in turn affects the way that they feel and what they feel able to do. I would help you find ways of thinking about yourself differently, supporting you to develop more balanced thinking. We all see the world through our own eyes, based partly on our past experiences. If our beliefs about ourselves as a person are not so good, then this can darken our view of the world, like putting on a pair of dark glasses. But it doesn't have to be this way, as you can learn to develop more positive beliefs. Often our problems get stronger because of the things we do, or don't do perhaps. Making sense of this and trying out new things gives you the chance to make real changes in your life. CBT isn't a complicated kind of therapy and many people have found it so helpful for their recovery.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy has its roots in the far East, from ancient Buddhist practice; but you don't have to be a Buddhist or even have any beliefs to practice being Mindful. Mindfulness helps you to stay in the present moment and to accept yourself for who you are without criticism or judgment. Our minds can be filled with so much worry or anxious thinking or perhaps we feel stuck in the past, beating ourselves up with what could have been or what we should have done. You may find that you are really battling with your thoughts, or trying to push them away. In the end, this can make us feel much worse. It's as if our mind really does have a mind of its own. Before we know it, we can be left feeling so down, upset or angry, without truly understanding how we got to feel this way. Using a Cognitive Mindfulness approach you can learn ways to become mindful in your own life, from practicing different meditations and breath techniques, to learning more about the way that you think and feel. You will discover that you can slow your mind down and give yourself the chance to step aside from these loops of thinking. In doing so you give yourself the space to think about things differently and act differently too. Mindfulness can help not just emotional difficulties but also with physical problems too.

What kinds of problems could I help you with?

I can support people, young and older, to overcome and master a range of mental health difficulties and emotional problems including, depression, anxiety, phobias, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, worry and perfectionism, anger and aggression, schizophrenia and other psychoses, personality disorders, self-harm, relationship problems, low self-esteem, drug and alcohol and work or life stress.


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View practice address
Second Practice
Therapy at Promise
97 Mortimer Street

Issues often worked with

Interpersonal relationships
Personality disorders
Postnatal depression
Cancer/serious illness

Therapy offered

In person
By phone
On video
By email

Client groups



Please enquire with me directly for Fees

Each session lasts 50 minutes

I believe that therapy should be affordable for everyone, so I am able to offer a limited number of reduced fee rates for people on a lower income or those whom are receiving benefits, when it would be impossible for them to see me on a weekly basis at my normal fee rate

I work in Private Therapy Practice, my primary practice is in central Kingston, Kingston-Upon-Thames, South West London, Surrey & I have a second, smaller practice in Harley Street, Central London

How soon would I be able to see you?

I will get in touch with you within 24hours that you contact me.  I am usually able to offer people their first appointment within a week.   I would be able to see you during the weekdays 8.30am to 4.30pm & on most Saturday's or Sunday's - 10.00 until 2.00pm



Training and qualifications

Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy with Merit

London Metropolitan University

Oct 2006 – May 2007

Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

London Meditation Centre

April– July 2012

BSc (Hons) Degree Mental Health Nursing (RMN) with 1st Class Honours

London South Bank University

Sep 2000 – June 2003

Diploma in Teaching, Supervision, Mentorship & Assessment in Clinical Practice with Distinction

Sep 2003 - July 2004

BA (Hons) Degree Fine Art, Photography & History of Art with 2:1 Honours

De Mont Fort University

Additional Professional Development Training

CBT for Worry & Clinical Perfectionism, Undercover Strengths and Build Resilience with CBT, Clinical Reflection & Supervision, Overcoming Depression, Mastering Psychosis - living with and beyond voices and unusual experiences, Teaching clients Mindfulness Skills, Motivational Interviewing, Deaf Awareness & Sign Language Training, Recovery Training for Trainers, CBT for Anger & Irritability, Emergency Life Support, Mental Health Act Capacity Training, Safe Guarding Children & Adults, Beating Worry & Procrastination, Care Programme Approach (CPA), Solution focused Therapy, Emotional Regulation, Understanding Self-Harm and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Verified professional membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

My articles

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