Gemma Louise BSc, PgD
I am the director and lead clinical therapist for Psychotherapy Solutions UK and I have over 8 years experience in the areas of psychology, mental health and wellness.
I graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with an honours degree in Neuropsychology after studying human physiology and sociology at Furness College in Barrow.
I then progressed to study at the University of Cumbria where I spent two years achieving a postgraduate diploma in advanced practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Since graduating I have continued to study for diplomas in Mindfulness-based CBT and life coaching, achieved certificates in safeguarding for children, adults and families and delivering Health & wellness programs, as well as receiving extra training in delivering group CBT and facilitating wellness and lifestyle support groups.
In addition, I am currently studying towards diplomas in children and young people's mental health & wellness and Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP).
I have a very warm and welcoming therapy suite at the Wellness Centre with a separate waiting room for clients who feel more comfortable with a little more privacy when attending/waiting for appointments.
I specialise in the treatment for depression, all anxiety disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, specific phobias and a range of other mental health conditions. I also have experience with looked after children (foster care placements and care homes) and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). It is my intention to study for more qualifications in complex trauma in the near future.
I am fully insured, hold a DBS criminal check, regularly attend approved continuing professional development (CPD) courses in my field and I undertake professional supervision by a senior CBT therapist.
The services I offer for private clients from the wellness centre are listed below, however if you are a company or organisation interested in mental health first aid courses or any other mental health consultancy packages, please visit the psychotherapy solutions website here.
I can work with you on any internal issues you may have. We can look at how you think and feel about things and explore together if they can be modified along with your behaviour to create a positive change in your life. I also offer one to one life coaching.
The biggest problem between partners is often a lack of communication. I can provide a calm and non-hostile environment to talk through your problems, rediscover each other and move forward in your relationship in a much healthier way.
Often when one member of the family has a problem it can cause the whole family to feel the effects. I can work with you as a family unit on communication skills, setting boundaries and achieving a better understanding of one another which can really benefit the overall familial environment.
Please contact me if you feel your child needs support. I assess child cases on an individual basis and depending on their age and ability to engage I can help them with anxiety, self-esteem, coping strategies and a range of other issues.