Gemma Autumn, Cert, PgDip, MBACP, Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Gemma is a trained Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Ecopsychotherapist and practising Artist. She works with adults and adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, loss, low self-esteem, relationships, life direction, stress, burnout, trauma, attachment, creative blocks, insecurity, intimacy issues, abuse, sexuality, OCD, religion, family problems, divorce, infertility, money stories, spiritual disconnection, psychedelic integration and living abroad.
She works with children, adolescents and adult treatments. So often when we are looking at our core wounds they are the conflicts of the inner child. These are the changes we make to ourselves at a young age to try and feel safe and loved. These adaptations and defence mechanisms developed in childhood may now feel limiting in adult life.
As an integrative therapist she works various healing modalities to draw from including art therapy, drama therapy, attachment theory, person-centred approach, Gestalt, body work and existential therapy. Her training in Wild Therapy means I am also qualified to practise outdoors in nature.
She uses talking therapy and creative interventions such as body awareness, visualisation, Neuro-linguistic programming, EFT tapping and HAB breathwork where they may lead to the release of emotional blocks or insight. I will answer your questions and also challenge you in my attempt to be authentic and congruent in our relationship.
Each person is the expert on their own healing journey. My integrative approach takes the lead from clients on what they need as there is no one-therapy-fits-all method. This means that each session can be different depending on what comes up in the session.
As an artist with a background in the corporate world, she can relate to those in business and creative fields. She has also lived internationally in London, New York, Doha, Italy, Geneva and Berlin and can sympathise with the many challenges of living and working abroad.
I offer long-term work with clients, weekly or fortnightly, but have seen that the seeds of healing can be planted in the space of a few sessions.
In sessions I am journeying with my clients, co-creating solutions and sometimes sitting together in the space of not-knowing. Given the right conditions, the body, mind and soul know what it needs. Trees are always growing, but sometimes need support to thrive.
Gemma writes for Therapy Today magazine, have been featured on the It’s Complicated podcast and was filmed as a therapist for the Healing Hunter documentary series on psychotherapy techniques.
As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I follow their guidelines and ethics.
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