Specialities

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Online Support, Well-Being Courses, Peer Support

A few words about myself

Gemma Mead, BA (Hons) BSc (Hons) RMN PgDip CBT Cert MBCT 

I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Mindfulness Practitioner (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) and a registered Mental Health Nurse. I am a member of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP); a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP); and licenced for practice with the NMC (Nursing Midwifery Council).  I have over 12 years of qualified clinical experience behind me and I have supported many people to overcome a wide range of mental health conditions and emotional problems, within the NHS, private practice, education, forensics and the voluntary sector.  I also work with children under the age of 16 years, accompanied by their parents, guardians or carers.  When providing therapy for children I follow the guidelines set out by the Department of Health with regards to therapy and confidentiality.

I believe that everyone, with the right kind of support, has the potential to master their life struggles or mental health problems, despite what a person is facing or how they may be feeling. 

My professional experience includes:

  • Working in acute in-patient hospitals supporting people with mental health and drug/alcohol problems.
  • NHS work in the community as a Senior Clinician in mental health teams, providing individual psychological interventions, group therapy and workshops. 
  • Professional Lead working in managerial and advisory roles alongside private therapy practice.
  • CBT Therapist and Forensic Practitioner for the London Courts - providing therapy for people, producing mental health assessments for Judges and writing pre-sentence reports.
  • Senior Practitioner Trainer and Therapist, designing and teaching CBT to support people and their loved ones to overcome a range of mental health conditions.

Alongside my private practice at Asana Health, I also consult as a therapist to a psychology firm within the City of London and I work in a London University supporting students with their mental health conditions. Coupled with this I am a freelance Consultant Trainer for doctors, mental health professionals and business on a range of CBT, Mindfulness and Recovery courses.

Some of the areas I may be able to help you with:

  • Addiction
  • Affairs and betrayals
  • Anger management
  • Antisocial personality disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Avoidant personality disorder
  • Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Bullying
  • Career
  • Carer support
  • Child related issues
  • Dependent personality disorder
  • Depression
  • Disabilities
  • Dissociation
  • Family issues
  • Fear
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Hearing voices
  • Histrionic personality disorder
  • Hoarding
  • Learning difficulties
  • Low self-confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Narcissistic personality disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Paranoid personality disorder
  • Passive aggressive behaviour
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Postnatal depression
  • Pregnancy and birth
  • Psychosis
  • Redundancy
  • Relationship issues
  • Schizoid personality disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizotypal personality disorder
  • Seasonal affective disorder
  • Self-harm
  • Separation and divorce
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trauma
  • Work related stress

I work with people of all ages.  I am able to work with children under the age of 16 years, accompanied by their parents, guardians or carers.  On some occasions children prefer to be seen alone.  I am happy to offer children below the age of 16 sessions on their own, with the consent of parents or guardians.  When providing therapy for children I follow the guidelines set out by the Department of Health with regards to therapy and confidentiality.

Workshops and Courses

I also offer workshops and courses on overcoming Anxiety, Depression, Bi-polar, Psychosis, Mental Health Awareness, Mindfulness and Recovery.  Anyone is welcome, whether you are experiencing these difficulties yourself, you care about and support someone who is, you are a business, or if you are a health professional or support staff.

Contact

I am happy to make appointments weekdays, evenings and weekends. 

Please do get in touch with me directly to discuss your needs and how I can help you.

Call: 07495 514855

E-mail:  mail@therapywithpromise.com  

Website: www.therapywithpromise.com

Separate fees apply for Assessment Reports for Solicitors, Court Reports, Pre-sentence Reports and ongoing therapy.  Please feel welcome to get in touch with me for terms and conditions.

Training, qualifications & experience:

Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy with Merit
London Metropolitan University
Oct 2006 – May 2007

Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
London Meditation Centre
April– July 2012

BSc (Hons) Degree Mental Health Nursing (RMN) with 1st Class Honours
London South Bank University
Sep 2000 – June 2003

Diploma in Teaching, Supervision, Mentorship & Assessment in Clinical Practice with Distinction
Sep 2003 - July 2004

BA (Hons) Degree Fine Art, Photography & History of Art with 2:1 Honours
De Mont Fort University

Additional Professional Development Training

CBT for Worry & Clinical Perfectionism, Undercover Strengths and Build Resilience with CBT, Clinical Reflection & Supervision, Overcoming Depression, Mastering Psychosis - living with and beyond voices and unusual experiences, Teaching clients Mindfulness Skills, Motivational Interviewing, Deaf Awareness & Sign Language Training, Recovery Training for Trainers, CBT for Anger & Irritability, Emergency Life Support, Mental Health Act Capacity Training, Safe Guarding Children & Adults, Beating Worry & Procrastination, Care Programme Approach (CPA), Solution Focused Therapy, Emotional Regulation and understanding Self-Harm.