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Gemma North

PhD in Social Work, MA in Social Work, and MSc in Social Research Methods

Gemma takes a strength based and person-centred approach to coaching. With expertise in neurodiversity and emotional wellbeing Gemma draws upon evidence-informed approaches including trauma informed practice and theories of change.

With a sensitive and creative style, Gemma also bringing humour and lightness to coaching sessions. Clients may leave feeling calmer and more clear thinking about how to progress with their goals.

Gemma has a background in social work and academia. Previous roles include lecturer, researcher, social worker, and substance misuse practitioner.

Gemma has undertaken the role of a coach and mentor for several years, and has worked extensively within learning and development, social work, and academic roles.  Gemma is experienced in working with a wider range of organisations including social enterprises, charities, local authorities, universities, further education providers and professional corporate settings.

Gemma’s lived experiences of being disabled and neurodivergent enable deeper empathy, role modelling and sharing of perspectives when appropriate.


PhD in Social Work

MSc Social Research Methods

MA Social Work

BA in Communications and Audio-Visual Production Studies

Drugs and Alcohol Core Competency Framework

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