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Newbury and surrounding areas

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Private Practice:

Gerry provides 1:1 work solution-focused therapy with children, teenagers and adults. Each session is 45 minutes long. She works from three places in Newbury: Deanwood Therapy Centre, The Fairbourne Clinic and Newbury library. She also offers skype/zoom or phone sessions for those who are unable to visit in person.

With younger children (of primary-age) the sessions are 30 mins long. Gerry uses drawing and talking, counselling techniques and solution-focused practice.

Gerry also works with families and provides structured solution-focused therapy family sessions where all are listened to and asked to consider their problems from a different point of view.

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How many sessions will I need?

Emotional difficulties can be wide-ranging and long-standing, affecting self-esteem, friendships and relationships, and therefore it is very difficult to estimate exactly how many therapy sessions a person will need in order to feel as if they are reaching a point where they no longer need someone to talk to. Some find that a simple one-off session is enough for them to move on, others find that more are needed. Solution-focused therapy usually gets results with 8 sessions.

Can parents have sessions too?

Young children, teenagers and young adults are not the only ones who struggle. Parents often say that they would like to be able to help their child/teenager as well. If you are the one feeling frustrated and unable to see how or where to help your child, then book an appointment for a solution-focused session. As a solution-focused therapist it's always good to be able to work with parents too! Booking a 1:1 means that we can talk through any issues or thoughts you may have.

Not sure?

Please feel free to email or phone if you have any questions. Making an enquiry doesn't commit you to a meeting, but it might just give you peace of mind and you can take it further if you wish. Clinics are located in Newbury but Gerry does travel to schools or homes further afield.

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Schools: Pupil Well-being

Gerry works in schools throughout Newbury but also in nearby Hampshire and Wiltshire, and would be happy to come in and help where required. She sees pupils on a 1:1 and in small groups. Pupils who:

  • appear to be 'acting out' or unable to control their behaviour
  • won't engage with the school counsellor
  • are on a waiting list to see CAMHS.
  • may not meet the necessary threshold required for CAMHS to be involved.
  • are school refusing due to anxiety
  • are suffering from bullying
  • are not coping with the workload or suffer from exam stress
  • are young carers
  • are struggling with events at home, affecting them in school

    Gerry also gives talks for staff during INSET days and PSHE lessons for pupils on:
  • Exam stress and how to re-call information for exams
  • Mindfulness
  • Friendships

    Please email re: prices and availability. Discounts are available through block booking

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    Staff Training and Support

    INSET Training for staff in:

  • Mindfulness
  • Anxiety in Children and Adolescents.

  • Support for Staff:

  • Solution-focused therapy on a 1:1 for staff in schools
  • Mindfulness for staff

    Please email to discuss rates/for further details and availability.

  • Testimonial from Staff Training Events

    “We found Gerry’s thoughtful, experienced and practical approach really refreshing. Clearly, Gerry has a wealth of experience from a range of educational settings and she uses this to great effect by personalising her training to ensure it is pertinent for her audience. To this end our professional tutors found her approaches to working with anxious parents and students highly valuable and very easy to implement.” Keystone Tutors in London

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