Gemma Maconie – Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Gemma Maconie - Individual Adult Counsellor


About Me

“Contrary to what we may have been taught to think, unnecessary and unchosen suffering wounds us but need not scar us for life. It does mark us. What we allow the mark of our suffering to become is in our own hands.” – bell hooks

Hello! My name is Gemma (she/her and questioning) and I’m a relational integrative therapist working with individual adults. I am based at Space To Be You Therapy Rooms in Hackney, London E8.

I work with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, stress, loneliness and loss. I believe we all deserve an opportunity to be fully listened to and taken seriously by someone who can non-judgmentally help to make sense of our thoughts, feelings, behaviour and experiences. I am convinced that with this assistance we have capacity to heal, transform and grow, even from the toughest life experiences.

At the heart of my practice is the conviction that we heal through relationships, and specifically through the relationship we will develop with one another. My approach is collaborative, respectful and down to earth and my aim is to provide a supportive, creative and confidential space where we can explore who you are in the context of your distinctive personal world, and the issues that bring you to therapy. I am interested in how our lives – our relationships, self-image and self-beliefs – are shaped by our past experiences and our cultures. I will help you to make the changes that you hope for, by re-connecting you with your feelings, your deepest needs and your desires.

I’ve found that clients generally get the most out of working on an open ended basis, or for a minimum of 12 weeks. I am a fully supervised accredited member of UKCP and abide by their code of professional ethics. I am also a member of The Relational School (TRS).

Getting Started

If you want to know more, please get in touch at [email protected] to ask any questions or to arrange a free 20-minute phone consultation. I aim to respond to your query within 48 hours. After that we can meet to see whether we might like to work together.

Unfortunately the therapy rooms are not accessible to anyone who is unable to climb stairs, but please do still get in touch as we may be able to make other arrangements.

Appointments & Fees

Sessions last 50 minutes and cost £70 per session.


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