Geri May

Geri May

Training

Geri is a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor offering counselling to adults and teenagers, with additional specialist training in Therapeutic Communication with Children from the Tavistock Clinic in London. A registered member of the BACP, Geri has diverse experience and skills in short-term and open-ended work within the NHS, a registered counselling charity, Education, Children’s Centres and the arts.

Approach

Geri understands the importance of taking the step into counselling, whether you have been struggling long-term, or are coming for support in response to a particular crisis or issue.

If, after a first meeting, you decide you would like to work with Geri, she offers a safe, confidential space for you to share and address the difficulties that you are experiencing. Working at your own pace, building trust in an accepting, supportive relationship with a skilled counsellor, enables you to make sense of your feelings and distress and to bring about meaningful change.

Drawing on a range of disciplines

Geri's approach is psychodynamic which focuses on how underlying, often unconscious, past experiences can affect feelings and relationships now.  Exploring these together, along with the experience of being understood, brings powerful insight, enabling you to respond to life’s challenges and to your distress from choice, rather than from reaction and to find a different way of thinking and feeling about yourself and your relationships.

Geri also draws on other counselling approaches through further professional development – systemic family work, mind-body therapies, the creative arts, cognitive behavioural therapy and solution-focussed work – according to each client’s individual needs and what feels right and helpful for you.

Variety of issues

Geri has experience of working with a wide range of issues with adults and young people some of which include depression, anger, relationship/family difficulties, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, domestic, sexual and physical/emotional abuse, parenting/parenthood, illness, suicide, bereavement, family separation, bullying, sexuality, self harm, addiction.

Personally-informed approach

Geri has experience of personal therapy, psychodrama, meditation/yoga/creative writing retreats, and of running creative arts and parenting groups as well as volunteering for a women’s organisation.  She draws on these to inform her work along with her previous professional background in publishing and the visual arts .

Other information

In addition to private practice Geri also works at The University of Sussex, a local charity providing affordable counselling and with secondary-age children.

She is a registered BACP member, and abides by their code of ethics and is fully insured.

Geri's articles in expertise and resources

Available for appointments

Monday and Tuesday afternoons at Seven Dials