Writer & Mentor for Women on the Spiritual Path
Gemma is a writer, truth-seeker and spiritual counsellor/mentor who specialises in women’s psychology and spirituality, helping women to find meaning in life’s transitions, setbacks, challenges and opportunities. She has worked successfully with individuals and couples for three decades, always bringing to her clients well-researched, integrated and empowering approaches to human change.
Gemma is a highly-skilled facilitator who aligns herself with her client’s own intuitive intelligence and spiritual wisdom to help them find satisfying personal answers, practical solutions and spiritual growth.
CURRENT FOCUS: After considerable soul-searching, Gemma closed her busy private practice as a psychotherapist and no longer works psychotherapeutically with individuals or couples. She now offers mentoring sessions to women via Skype or Zoom. These sessions are for women committed to their own spiritual development, higher purpose and creative expression.
***Practice Update*** I currently have a few spots available in my women’s mentoring practice and am open to new clients. Contact me if you’re interested.
BOOKS: In 2002, Gemma published How to Get What You Want Without Losing It: A Woman’s Guide to Conflict Resolution (Random House). This practical guide has recently been updated and is now available under the title, Resolving Your Conflicts with Power and Grace. In 2003-4, she wrote the weekly “Coaching Column” for The Age, one of Australian’s leading newspapers. In August 2016, Blue Angel Publishing released her Soulful Woman Guidance Cards. Gemma has also published a book on meditation for women called Meditate With Goddesses: A Guide to Healing and Awakening for Women.
TRAINING/EDUCATION: During the 1990s, Gemma lived in the United States where she successfully completed a PhD in Social Psychology, specialising in conflict resolution. She is also a certified coach from the Coaches Training Institute in San Raphael, California, and a qualified psychotherapist in Process Oriented Psychology and Somatic Psychotherapy. With a wealth of training and experience, she embraces a modern, holistic approach to all her work.
WORKPLACE COACHING: In addition to her private practice consultancy, Gemma has worked for government departments as a communication coach, workplace trainer and senior management development facilitator and coach.
RETREATS: More recently, Gemma began offering women’s retreats in Bali and Australia, focusing on women’s self-care, soul-life and spirituality. In 2010, she co-created the popular Facebook Page, The Soulful Woman. This distinctive, high-quality and original page had over 1.6 million followers worldwide. After a successful run of 8 years, this page has now closed. There may be other Facebook pages using this name now, but Gemma is not associated with any of them.
SPEAKING/WRITING: Gemma speaks and writes on various psychological and spiritual topics including compassionate conflict resolution, menopause as a spiritual awakening, meditating with the divine feminine, embracing spiritual growth during the dark night of the soul, using your gifts in service to higher purpose, making the most of spiritual retreats and sacred travel, honouring the holy woman within, and returning to faith-based living.
SOUL JOURNEYS: Gemma has made it a part of her life to take a personal retreat each year to reflect on her life path and allow new spiritual growth to occur. She has visited many ancient, cultural and spiritual power sites around the world including the Neolithic stone circles of the UK, shamanic tribes in the Peruvian Amazon, Mayan temples in Mexico, Hindu temples in Bali, sacred Christian sites in Southern France, indigenous sacred sites in Australia, and powerful nature sites around the world. (Image on left by Chanel Baran.) She hopes to visit The Holy Land in the next few years.
SESSIONS: Gemma works with women committed to their own spiritual growth and emotional healing. Having counselled, coached and supervised people across a wide variety of topics over the years, she’s developed an approach that’s grounded, compassionate and sensitive. For more about working with Gemma, go to her Sessions page.
HOME: Gemma resides on The Sunshine Coast, Australia. She can be reached via her Contact Page
FOLLOW her Facebook Page dedicated to women’s psychology and spirituality and sharing about her own spiritual journey: GemmaSummersPage