Gemma Mitchell

Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist

My Approach

I am an integrative therapist, and this means I use multiple counselling approaches and techniques within my work; therefore, I can work in a way that best suits each individual client rather than be fixed to one specific mode of therapy.

My speciality is being able to sit with clients in the emotional pain they are experiencing and be alongside them whilst making sense of it together. I draw upon a range of techniques and methods to do this and always work at the pace the client feels most comfortable with. I have a strong drive to help clients work towards self-compassion and empowerment.

I have experience working in a women’s only centre providing time limited IAPT therapy to women of all ages suffering from mental health issues, mainly complex trauma, sexual abuse, childhood sexual abuse, and domestic abuse. Also, a range of other problems such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, addictions, and chronic pain conditions.
I also have experience working in a University as a Specialist Mentor for students with diagnosed mental health difficulties and other chronic conditions. The mentoring role allows a more developmental therapeutic relationship where there is collaboration and support tailored to a variety of aspects of a students’ life, to encourage and ultimately empower the student

Days I’m available at EmotionMatters

Here are the days I can see you in person or connect with you remotely


My fees

Standard session
Standard 6-session block
Off peak
Off peak block

Qualifications & training

  • 2021 – An Introduction to the Polyvagal Theory and it’s uses in therapy
  • 2021 – Diploma in the Practice of Clinical Supervision
  • 2021 – Financial Exploitation and Abuse
  • 2021 – Eating disorders and Trauma
  • 2021 – IAPT Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression Refresher training
  • 2021 – Annual Autism Spectrum Awareness
  • 2021 – Annual Domestic Abuse Awareness
  • 2021 – Annual Safeguarding Training
  • 2021 – DASH (Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Honour based violence) training
  • 2021 – Working with Suicide in Private Practice
  • 2020 – Online Counselling Skills Training
  • 2020 – Adapting IAPT PCE-CfD for Remote Working
  • 2020 – Domestic Abuse within the Traveller Community
  • 2020 – Raising Awareness of Women & Gambling
  • 2020 – Exploring mental health issues affecting the LGBT+ community
  • 2019 – BACP Accreditation
  • 2019 – BACP Workshop: Working with mental health in the workplace
  • 2019 – Equality and Diversity: The role of unconscious bias
  • 2019 – Trust as a therapeutic goal in working with complex trauma
  • 2018 – Understanding Eating Disorders Training (CAMHS)
  • 2018 – Transgender Awareness Training for Professionals (Gendered Intelligence)
  • 2018 – Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • 2018 – Understanding Child Sexual Abuse
  • 2018 – ADHD Awareness
  • 2017 – Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • 2012 – Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • 2011 – Level 2 Certificate in Counselling
  • 2004 – BSc (Hons) Psychology


  • Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred)

How i offer psychotherapy

I work with clients across the UK, and around the world, using Skype, FaceTime & Zoom. There is no need to travel, and you can feel comfortable in your own home. It is free to set up and simple to use, so why not give it a try?

I offer sessions in English





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