Gemma Mitchell

Gemma Mitchell


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07853 891857

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Therapist - Wakefield

Wakefield WF1
07853 891857
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I am currently offering therapy via telephone and Zoom only but will soon be available for face to face appointments in Wakefield City centre. 

Limited availability at the moment, but please enquire.

Email address: gmcounsellor@gmail.com

About me and my therapy practice

I am an integrative therapist based in the Wakefield area. Integrative means I use multiple counselling approaches and techniques within my work, therefore I can work in a way that best suits each individual client rather than be fixed to one specific mode of therapy.

I qualified in 2017 and became Accredited by the BACP in 2019.

I am also a clinical supervisor offering supervision to other counsellors.

Practice description

I have a special interest in anxiety and low mood/depression, as I believe this is something we can all experience at some point in our lives. My speciality is being able to sit with clients in the emotional pain they are experiencing and be alongside them whilst making sense of it together. I draw upon a range of techniques and methods to do this and always work at the pace the client feels most comfortable with. I have a strong drive to help clients work towards self compassion and empowerment.

I am an affiliate counsellor for a few EAPs, offering solution focussed counselling for workplace clients. I have a private practice and have a special interest in working with clients who struggle with their relationship with food/disordered eating.

I have experience working in a women’s only centre providing time-limited IAPT therapy to women of all ages suffering from mental health issues, mainly complex trauma, sexual abuse, childhood sexual abuse, and domestic abuse. Also, a range of other problems such as anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, eating disorders, addictions, chronic pain conditions, rape, anger management.

I also work for the University of Leeds as part of the Disability Services support worker team, as a Specialist Mentor for students with diagnosed mental health difficulties and other chronic conditions. The mentoring role allows a more developmental therapeutic relationship where there is collaboration and support tailored to a variety of aspects of a students’ life, to encourage and ultimately empower the student.

Costs:

• Adults (18+): £45 per session.

• Students or counselling trainees: £40 per session

Each session lasts 50 minutes.

• I offer a free 20-minute introductory session (telephone or online) to see if we might be able to work together

How to make payment:

I am currently accepting bank transfer only. Bank details will be given upon appointment confirmation.

My first session

The first full session would be reading and talking through the Counselling Agreement, and I will need some personal information from you, and then I will complete a short clinical assessment with you where we will talk about your wellbeing and what has brought you to therapy. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and we can agree together how you want to work, we can also decide together if I am the right therapist for you.  

Qualifications:

Psychology (BSc Hons)

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP Accredited

IAPT PCE-CfD Trained

Training Courses I have completed:

Eating and Weight: Through the Kaleidoscope (Bulimia)

Through the Kaleidoscope of Eating & Weight: (Obesity)

Living With COVID In A Fragmented World

Working with Food Diaries in counselling for eating disorders 

An introduction to the Polyvagal Theory and it's uses in therapy

Eating Disorders and Trauma

Working with suicide in private practice

Online counselling training

Adapting IAPT PCE-CfD for Remote Working

Awareness of Gambling behaviour

Annual Safeguarding training

Experience of delivering the “Freedom Programme” domestic abuse workshop

Working with mental health in the workplace

Self Harm awareness

Responding to students in crisis

ADHD Awareness

Autism Awareness

Transgender Awareness training for professionals

Completed Mindfulness based stress reduction course

Understanding eating disorders

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Loss, OCD, Phobias, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Telephone counselling

Supervisor - Wakefield

Wakefield WF1
07953891857
Sessions from £40.00

Features

Availability

I am a newly qualified supervisor and offer sessions at £40 per hour (£60 for an hour and a half).

I am currently offering supervision via Zoom only, but will be available for face to face sessions from summer 2022 in Wakefield City centre. 

Email address: gmcounsellor@gmail.com

About me and my therapy practice

What you can expect from me as a supervisor…

I am open to working with counsellors from various modalities as would seek to understand your individual approach to counselling. 

My job as a supervisor is to uphold the counselling profession; I do this by working with the therapist to monitor client safety and wellbeing, and creating a facilitative and nurturing environment in which we can explore together the therapeutic relationships between you and your clients, and reflect on the unconscious processes which can emerge between them. 

Also in the process of supervision, I would support and encourage the supervisee to become aware of any internal responses that may help enhance their personal and professional development.

Practice description

I am an affiliate counsellor for a few different EAPs, offering solution focussed counselling for workplace clients. I have a private practice and a special interest in working with clients with disordered eating. 

I have experience working in a women’s only centre providing time-limited IAPT therapy to women of all ages suffering from mental health issues, mainly complex trauma, sexual abuse, childhood sexual abuse, and domestic abuse. Also, a range of other problems such as anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, eating disorders, addictions, chronic pain conditions, rape, anger management.

I also work for the University of Leeds as part of the Disability Services support worker team, as a Specialist Mentor for students with diagnosed mental health difficulties and other chronic conditions. The mentoring role allows a more developmental therapeutic relationship where there is collaboration and support tailored to a variety of aspects of a students’ life, to encourage and ultimately empower the student.

My first session

I offer a free 20 minute initial online or telephone consultation to see if we may work together.

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Telephone counselling