Jemma Coombs

Jemma Coombs


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07712100094

Contact Jemma

Therapist - Birmingham

Birmingham B68
07712100094
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Mondays and Tuesdays daytime availability, some Friday AM availability.

Please note, I am able to respond to emails Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm- Please be aware there can be slight delays as I cannot respond while I am in sessions with clients.

About me and my therapy practice

Welcome to my page. I'm a Mixed Race (Black Caribbean and White British) Therapist and I identify as she/ her. I'm passionate about improving access to counselling/ therapy services and normalising conversations around mental health within mixed, black and other BIPOC and minority communities where mental health issues have often been ignored within a euro-centric dominated mental health system.

I commit to an anti-racist and anti oppressive practice and am a member of BAATN (Black, African, Asian, Therapy Network) where I receive regular supervision and have completed and continue to receive further cultural competence training. 

 Searching for the right Therapist can feel like an overwhelming task, but in getting this far, you've taken the first step in making your health and wellbeing a priority.

I believe that finding the right Therapist for you is the most important criteria for Therapy to work. The therapeutic relationship, particularly feeling comfortable with your therapist and a willingness to be open with each other is most helpful in creating the growth and/or change you might be sensing is needed in particular or all areas of life. 

I work with a wide range of clients, and whether you are struggling with poor mental health, emotional or relationship issues, I aim to provide a supportive and confidential space to work through the difficulties you may be experiencing. 

I have over 10 years experience in supporting vulnerable adults and young people with their wellbeing in a number of different settings including education, mental health and social care services. 

This means I have experience of working with a variety of mental health issues and illness, both mild and more acute or serious concerns. 

I work in a trauma sensitive way and have developed a way of working holistically that values you as an individual, and your life experience.


Practice description

My approach to Therapy is most importantly, client led- this means that my style of working will be dependant on your needs. 

During sessions we may explore your thinking, feelings or felt senses. My focus will be on what is happening for you but I will also use my experience, where relevant, as I value the importance of educating and empowering my clients to understand their reactions both in Therapy and outside our sessions.

You will find me to be genuine, honest and supportive, as well as providing gentle challenge, where this may be beneficial to your wellbeing. 


My first session

Once you have made contact, I will let you know my availability and options for arranging our first session to meet each other.

Our first session will involve getting to know each other, exploring what has brought you to therapy, and whether you feel comfortable talking with me.

If you feel you would like to work with me, we can explore frequency of sessions, and days and times that work for us both.

Sessions can be online or face to face. Sessions are £60 for 50 minutes, and some concessionary rates for students/ low income are available.


What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Career coaching, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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