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Some of us have always lived with some kind of background feeling that something’s not ok. Others can go through life just fine and suddenly realise one day that ways of coping aren’t working anymore and something needs to change. Gemma Routledge believes that our past can hold the answers, as well as the way forward. As a qualified MBACP Psychodynamic Counsellor, she recognises that clients are drawn to counselling for many reasons and a confidential, non-judgemental space to talk can often give short-term relief, as well as a foundation for lasting change. She believes that inexplicable difficulties with everyday life, relationships, work or transitions can often be understood by revealing the influence of previous experiences. By using the unique therapeutic relationship to explore links between past and present, Gemma has seen how therapy can give freedom, regain balance and realise true potential.
Working as a communications professional for many years, Gemma appreciates the power of really connecting with people in a world that bombards us with messages. Amongst all the noise, it can be hard to work out what really matters, so her approach is all about finding clarity through calm reflection. Working in a fast-paced, demanding commercial environment, she experienced first-hand the impact of pressure and stress on mental health and relationships. Through voluntary experience, she also specialises in helping clients who feel overwhelmed, tending to self-harm and having suicidal thoughts.
Gemma has completed University Postgraduate training, qualifying with Distinction in her Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling Diploma, and is MBACP Registered. Whilst completing her MSc in Psychotherapy – researching theories of change in Online Psychotherapy – for UKCP Accreditation, she is also working towards a BPC clinical qualification in Forensic Psychotherapy. Working with a wide range of clients, she will discuss with you what you personally want to achieve from therapy and work with your own resources and strengths to do so. Her creative background helps her find alternative ways of approaching issues and encouraging clients to express their emotions in different ways, experimenting with thoughts and feelings in a safe space.