Gemma LatimerGestalt counsellor
I know how daunting it can be to reach out for support, but the likelihood is that you're here because you're suffering in some way and want some help with that. I offer a warm, non-judgmental, creative and exploratory approach. I believe in the innate wisdom of the body and incorporate this into the way I work with clients, to help raise awareness of messages from the body.
I offer brief or long-term face-to-face therapy in Walthamstow to adults as well as telephone and online therapy. As a professionally qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor and BACP member I have experience with issues such as; anxiety, depression, loss, relationship issues, panic attacks, low self-esteem and trauma.
I believe we all have innate potential inside us and sometimes need help finding and awakening that energy. As a collaborative and authentic counsellor, I offer a safe and supportive space to explore and identify self-limiting beliefs, habits and help clients live their most satisfying version of themselves.
When clients contact me, they can expect to meet for an initial 50-minute consultation, exploring what brings them here and what they hope to get out of our work. There will be time to answer any questions about the way I work or the process of counselling. After the initial assessment, I encourage clients to take some time to decide whether I'm the right counsellor for them. If we decide to work together, we would decide if brief or long-term is the best option for you. Clients usually find weekly sessions most helpful but other options are also possible.
OnlineI also provide my services online.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
Initial assessment sessions and consecutive sessions are charged at £60. Sessions are 50 minutes. I operate a 7 day cancellation policy. Cancellations with 7 day’s notice will not incur a fee, otherwise the full fee is payable. My practice, unfortunately, is not wheelchair accessible and I do not offer couples therapy. Contact me to arrange an initial assessment.
Training and qualifications
After training for 5 years, I hold a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling from Metanoia Institute and am a BACP member abiding by their code of ethics. Training in Gestalt, means I work person to person, observing the present moment with curiosity. Unlike approaches which focus on the individual working through issues, the Gestalt approach encourages working together through your problems as a shared exploration. With a background in the arts I have a particular interest in working creatively and experientially with clients, bringing experiences to life in the here and now.