Gemma Autumn, Cert, PgDip, MBACP, Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
I am a trained Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Wild Therapist and practising artist. I work 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.
My training covered children, adolescents and adult treatments. This is important because 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, I have various healing modalities to draw from including art therapy, drama therapy, attachment theory, person-centred approach, Gestalt, bodywork and existential therapy. My training in Wild Therapy means she I am also qualified to practise outdoors.
I use talking therapy and creative interventions such as body awareness, visualisation, neuro-linguistic programming, EFT tapping and HAB breathwork which 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.
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 artist with a background in the corporate world, I can relate to those in the business and creative fields. I have 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. Like trees, we are always growing, but sometimes need support to thrive.
Gemma writes for Therapy Today magazine, has been featured on the It’s Complicated podcast and was filmed for the Healing Hunter documentary series on psychotherapy techniques.
As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, she follows their guidelines and ethics.
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