Gemma Maconie

Gemma Maconie

Registered Member MBACP

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Sessions from £65.00




About me and my therapy practice

We all have unique reasons for seeking support through therapy. No matter who or where we are in our lives, many of us find ourselves facing difficulties that disrupt our emotional wellbeing. We may feel anxious, stuck, overwhelmed, depressed or unable to live life to our fullest potential. Or perhaps we are ill, in pain, grieving or living with unresolved trauma. We could be having difficulty in intimate relationships, with friends, at work or with family members, going through significant life changes, or maybe we just want to try and unravel the thoughts and behaviours that seem to hold us back. Sometimes, we can’t put a finger on what’s troubling us. At times like these, it can help to have support. We all deserve an opportunity to be fully listened to and understood by someone who can non-judgmentally help to make sense of our thoughts, feelings, behaviour and experiences. I strongly believe that with this assistance we have capacity to heal, transform and grow, even from the toughest life experiences.

As an integrative therapist I am interested in how our experiences from the past, along with our cultural backgrounds, shape our present, in terms of relationships, self-image and self-beliefs. At the heart of my practice is the conviction that we heal through relationships, through how we both dare to show up and experience one other in the therapeutic space. My approach is collaborative, respectful and down to earth and my aim is to provide a supportive, creative and confidential space where we can explore who you are in the context of your distinctive personal world, and the issues that bring you to therapy. I will help you to make the changes that you hope for, by re-connecting you with your feelings, your deepest needs and your desires.

My first session

If you're interested in finding out more, the first step is to get in touch to arrange a free 20 minute phone conversation in which we can talk about what you are looking for from therapy and get a feel for whether we might like to work together.

From here we can arrange an initial consultation session to get to know each other better.  This session costs £65 and lasts 50 minutes.  It is important that you find a therapist you feel comfortable with and this session will allow you to decide whether you think I am the right therapist for you.

If we both feel that the first meeting has gone well, we can then arrange a time to meet regularly on a weekly basis. We might agree to meet for a fixed number of sessions or open-ended (on-going for as long as necessary).

I look forward to hearing from you. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited