Gemma takes a trauma-informed, person-centred and holistic approach to providing therapy. She works with children, adolescents and adults. Her recent experiences working with clients has included working with parents at the Pregnancy to Parenthood Clinic, providing dyadic interventions and working with families struggling with an intergenerational pattern of trauma. Her experience at the Department for Child Protection and Family Services (CPFS) included providing psychological support to vulnerable children and youth from diverse cultural backgrounds using a trauma-informed approach and providing psychoeducation to carers and at-risk parents. Gemma takes a trauma-informed, person-centred and holistic approach to therapy. She draws from a range of therapeutic modalities, including (but not limited to): Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behaviour Support (PBS).
Gemma has six years of experience working with adults and children in the disability field, including those that exhibit challenging behaviours. Her expertise and passion for working in this field was recognised at the Disability Support Awards this year when she was announced as a finalist for the Home and Family Support Award. It was through her longstanding and successful live-in support role that Gemma developed a passion for empowering and supporting others to achieve their goals and enhance their quality of life.