Begin Experiencing A ReConnection

Hi, I’m Gemma of Bear Connection UK (Begin Experiencing A Re-Connection).

I have over 19 years of experience in the field of mental health and qualified as a Person-Centred Counsellor & Psychotherapist in 2010. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their ethical framework.

Specialist areas

My specialist areas are eating disorders and post-traumatic stress (trauma), however I also work with a number of other psychological problems, such as depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, mood disorders, personality disorders and addiction. Having witnessed and experienced the judgement and anxiety felt by those suffering with mental health issues I am passionate about removing the stigma attached to these very real ‘unseen’ illnesses by creating a supportive, holistic, communicative and tailored treatment model. Although I have noticed a shift towards acceptance and greater understanding of the importance of mental health since I began my training in 2007, I feel mental health is still hugely misunderstood and many people continue to suffer in silence – be it through fear, shame or simply lack of information and resources.

I work with an integrated approach of different therapies allowing me to meet individual client needs. Drawing on a multifaceted psychotherapeutic support network and resources I work with my clients to build foundations and strategies for lasting self-awareness, resilience, independence and change!

I am a strong believer that the ‘client – therapist’ relationship is crucial and fundamental towards any therapeutic approach in which past and present experiences can be explored safely; the emphasis of therapy depends on my client’s requirements and his/her particular problems and circumstances.