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“Life as a human being can feel really difficult sometimes.  In my role as a therapist, it is an honour to walk alongside people, and to support them in identifying the next step in the journey - turning towards a new story of hope and possibility…”

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I believe that compassion and connection are key to every therapeutic relationship.  It takes great courage to seek help, and I will always work collaboratively with you - taking time to understand where you are feeling stuck, noticing your strengths, and working with you to discover how you can move forward at a pace that feels right.

Gemma has several years’ experience in the NHS - both in adult mental health and physical health settings (including specialist services such as chronic pain, chronic fatigue, vestibular disorders and diabetes).  She has experience of working with a range of difficulties, including stress, anxiety, OCD, depression, low self-esteem, grief and loss, and chronic pain or other health-related conditions.  She has specialist interests in anxiety and in supporting people in living life as well as possible despite the challenges that come with a long-term condition.

Gemma uses techniques from evidence-based therapies including CBT as well as 3rd Wave CBT approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).  However, as an integrative therapist, she might also draw on other therapeutic models depending on what would be most helpful for you. 

After studying Psychology at Sheffield University, Gemma did a Master’s in Health Psychology at the University of Bath.  She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Royal Holloway in 2005, and since this time has worked in the NHS in a variety of settings.  She has specialist training and experience in the field of Health Psychology, and has worked in a number of physical healthcare settings.  As well as working for CPG, she currently works as an NHS Psychologist in a Community Diabetes Team.

Gemma is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist.

Callander, G., Brown, G.P., Tata, P. & Regan, L. (2007). Counterfactual Thinking and Psychological Distress following Recurrent Miscarriage.  Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 25 (1), 51 - 65.

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