Gemma Grainger

Gemma Grainger

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - London

London WC1X
Sessions from £70.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates


I currently have availability to take on new clients

About me and my therapy practice

Therapy shouldn’t be something that is scary, it is not a luxury and it should be accessible. The key to counselling and psychotherapy is that it is a space that is your own; one that is empathic, safe and non-judgemental. I will listen to you.​

Being a human is complex and difficult. We are all full of conflicting thoughts, feelings and actions and when something happens in life - it can be big or small - it can throw us even further into confusion or feelings we might not be able to put our finger on.

I am a qualified psychotherapist and a fellow human being, and I offer a safe place for you to come and talk things through, or just be. Together we can work towards making the trials of life a bit easier for you.

The therapy I provide is collaborative and dynamic. My training from UEL was based on an integrative approach, meaning that it did not focus on one style or technique, it combined all modalities, therefore my understanding of psychotherapy is flexible and broad. Every person is an individual who works better in certain ways, and so my task is to find the style which works best for us both based on your individuality.

My style leans towards a humanistic approach, putting you in the focus. Unlike some therapists I don't focus as strongly on childhood. However, I tend to find from experience that the past often has an impact on the here and now, so I do value its importance. Likewise, although I do not usually practice CBT, I recognise the value in coping mechanisms and so if this is for you I will try and accommodate for some solution-focussed direction.

The key to my style is listening to what you want and need from therapy, and we go from there.

My belief is that everyone deserves therapy. Sitting with the focus on you for 50 minutes can often feel like an indulgence, and unusual. Every person deserves this time, whatever has/is/might happen. 

Practice description

I am currently predominantly working only online and by phone, with very limited in person sessions available.

I also offer low-cost therapy to those suitable

My first session

All of my sessions run the same way, but my wish and goal is to get to know you as much as I can in our first sessions. Not only does this help us establish a relationship but also the direction of our work. I do not use formal assessments, I work conversationally.

I try my best to offer fee reductions for those with financial limitations in line with your needs, please do ask.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Emotionally focused therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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