Gemma Mitchell

Gemma Mitchell


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Contact Gemma

Therapist - Leeds / Wakefield

Leeds / Wakefield LS28
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I am currently offering therapy via telephone and online only until I can be sure of a COVID-secure therapy room. I use a range of platforms including Skype, Microsoft Teams, Zoom.

I can offer evening appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Saturday morning appointments are also available.

Email address: gmcounsellor@gmail.com

About me and my therapy practice

I am an integrative therapist based in the Leeds/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.


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 currently work 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+): £40 per session.

• Students or counselling trainees: 20% discount at £32 per session

Each session lasts 60 minutes.

• I offer a free 30-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 session (after the initial 30-minute introductory 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

If you are interested, see below a list of recent Training Courses I have completed:

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

Integrative, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Telephone counselling