Gem Duncan

Gem Duncan

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Hereford

Hereford HR1
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


  • I currently have availability for face-to-face, telephone and/or online counselling.
  •  I work on the first floor but my workplace has a Stannah stair lift.
  •  My working hours are Tuesday-Friday and  can include some evenings.

About me and my therapy practice

  • Initial meetings can take place online or by telephone to determine whether we feel we can work together; there is no charge for this assessment.
  • Counselling sessions are about 50 minutes long and usually take place weekly, but this can vary.
  • When we meet, in order to plan, we estimate how many sessions  may be required and then review this regularly.
  • Sessions are paid for in advance and I require at least 24 hours' notice of cancellation. If I receive due notice, any fee paid already will be refunded or used for subsequent sessions. Without due notice fees are retained.
  • After two missed appointments without explanation, I will assume that you are not yet ready for counselling and cancel any further appointments.

Practice description

  • I am a Person-centred counsellor, which means that my sessions are led by my clients; you choose how you wish to present yourself and what you wish to talk about. But, as I was trained as a psycho-dynamic counsellor, I sometimes integrate aspects of this philosophical perspective into my counselling when I feel that my client might benefit from it; this means that if you are willing, we may explore your past in case it has a bearing on your present.
  • I do not have any preconceived ideas about how you will be, what you will bring, how you will express yourself; the time is yours to be used as suits you best.
  • I am a Relate-trained counsellor and specialise in Couple Counselling.
  • I also trained with a Psychologist for Older People in counselling older people.

My first session

  • In the first session, I will go through a Counselling Contract with you. I will have sent you a copy in advance and when we are agreed about its contents, we will each sign two copies so that we each keep a signed copy.
  • The purpose of the Contract is to determine from the outset how we will work together; we discuss it when we meet so that you can ask questions about it and we can agree changes if necessary.
  • The contract covers topics such as:
  • Time
  • Cost
  • Confidentiality
  • Attendance

Types of therapy

Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Groups, Older adults, 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