- Phone number
- 07780 688 075
- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
I’m Gemma Kelly. I specialise in Psychodynamic Child & Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am registered with and accredited by the BACP. I am also a member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I currently work in CAMHS (NHS) alongside my private work and have experience of working in schools and inpatient units. I work predominantly on an individual basis with children and adolescents aged 5-18, offering long and short-term work and CBT.
I understand it can be extremely worrying for a parent to see a child suffering with mental health difficulties and they can often feel helpless. Equally, adolescents seeking help for themselves can find it hard to take that first step; many worry that they will be judged for needing support. I offer a friendly, safe environment for children and adolescents to explore any issues that they may be experiencing; school, home, self-esteem, eating, self-harming, anxiety or depression for example.
I work in a client led way. For younger children, work is done creatively through play/art as this is their main way of communicating.
I am trained in CBT, which can be used to treat different types of anxiety: Social, Separation, Generalised and OCD as well as Phobias (additional charge may apply for phobia work) and depression.
Your first session is a chance for us to get to know one another. I will offer a thorough assessment in this session with both you and your child and following this individual sessions of 50 minutes would start. I am happy to provide a report following the assessment, which you can share with your child's school or GP.
Therapy is confidential but I offer regular reviews for parents to discuss progress. Any risks or safeguarding concerns are of course shared with parents straight away.
I am committed to safeguarding children, undertake regular supervision and have an enhanced DBS check.
I am based in Eton/Windsor. If you have any questions, please get in touch.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Eating disorders, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma
Types of therapy
CBT, Creative therapy, Integrative, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Children, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work