Gerry provides 1:1 work solution-focused therapy with children and young people. Each session is 45 minutes long.
With younger children (of primary-age) she uses drawing and talking, counselling techniques and solution-focused practice.
With teenagers or young adults; the solution focused approach. She has a lot of experience with children who struggle to express their thoughts in words and so uses drawing to help communicate.
Gerry also works with families and provides structured family sessions where all are listened to and asked to consider their problems from a different point of view. Solutions come about by making one small change...
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 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.
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.
Can parents have sessions?
Young children and adolescents are not the only ones who struggle. Parents often find that they cannot talk to the therapist or work through their issues. If you are the one feeling frustrated and unable to help your child, then book an appointment and you too can have a solution-focused session. You may wish to talk about ways in which you can help your child or yourself. 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.
'No problem happens all the time. There is always an exception. The trick, is to find that exception and do more of it.'
Schools: Pupil Well-being
Gerry works in schools throughout West Berkshire and would be happy to come in and help where required. She sees pupils on a 1:1 and in small groups. Pupils who:
Gerry also gives talks and PSHE lessons for pupils on:
Please email re: prices and availability. Discounts are available through block booking
Staff Training and Support
INSET Training for staff in:
Support for Staff:
Please email to discuss rates/for further details and availability.