|Locations:||NHS Counselling Service Wandsworth|
Gerry uses person-centred and psychodynamic theory to explore both present issues as well as established negative patterns of thought and behaviour. Gerry has an extensive background in Prehistoric Archaeology. He brings this academic field into his therapy work by exploring how evolutionary psychology and “primitive” instincts guide our human behaviour. Gerry utilises the Psychodynamic approach to understand the client’s unconscious mind. Once the unconscious is made conscious, they are worked through in the therapy room, to aid the client’s progression.
After graduating from Edinburgh University, Gerry trained at Sotheby’s auction house and worked as an art cataloguer. Gerry embarked on a journey of self-discovery, which included 14 years of individual and group therapy, as well as studies on self-development. Gerry has spent the past decade coaching women with low confidence/anxiety issues. Gerry has also taught mindfulness practices for a number of years and often integrates these into the therapeutic process.
Gerry is an integrative counsellor, who is also trained in EMDR therapy, he utilises this on clients who experience PTSD. Gerry is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). He is in the final stages of his Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and works as a placement counsellor within TAC’s NHS Wandsworth service.