Gemma Holtbrook | Accredited Counsellor | Purley | NCS

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Gemma Holtbrook

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS19-08570

Location: Purley

I aim to build up a trusting relationship that supports and encourages children and young people in exploring their feelings, life and problems, so that they become easier to understand, and able to bring about change. There are many challenges facing young people today, I believe that together we can work through these difficulties. 

I have been working with young people in a variety of different settings, and with a range of complex needs. I have spent 5 years working in education as a Lead Counsellor in a secondary school, I am now specialising in one to one counselling for children and young people online alongside my work in a high school in wimbledon and work for the charity Rape Crisis london. 

Years of working with children has given me extensive knowledge of child development and a good insight into the difficulties that young people face today, and, how best to support them in overcoming their problems.

I use an integrative model that incorporates person-centred, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic therapy into a working model. I believe this approach best suits young people as therapy can be tailored to meet each individuals needs. 

I believe every individual has the ability to change and grow towards their potential. 

If you are concerned about your child's emotional well-being, or are a young adult yourself looking for emotional support, I welcome you to get in touch with me and we can take it from there. 

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Registered member of the BACP and NCPS

    MA in Intergrative Psychotherapy 

    Postgraduate Diploma in Child working with Childrenand young people.

    Certificate in CBT

    Certificate in trauma based therapy RASASC
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bullying
    • Carers
    • Children / teenagers
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Neurodiversity
    • Panic attacks
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Relationships
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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