Mentoring & Coaching for Women
My mentoring/coaching sessions are designed for women wanting to live a more spiritually clear and purposeful life. My approach draws upon modern psychology, spiritual wisdom paths and supportive self-care practices.
I’m a psychotherapist by training and have spent decades studying female psychology and spirituality. I’ve also run women’s retreats and workshops in Bali and Australia. By spiritual, I mean our values and beliefs about the meaning and purpose of our lives.
The Benefits of Mentoring for You
Finding the right answers to our problems can be elusive due to muddy beliefs and emotional blocks. This is where having a mentor can come in handy; with gentle support, answers are more easily uncovered and fresh solutions spontaneously arise.
Sessions Help With:
Spiritual Intelligence: Working synergistically with head, heart and soul brings greater clarity about what we need to do next in our lives. Working this way embraces change in a way that’s most natural. When you follow organic, honest change, it’s not only more likely to succeed, it’s more likely to be sustainable.
Good Decision-Making: Often people ask me, “But what do I do?” In truth, we only need to know our next step to move forward, trusting that more answers will appear at the right time. Mentoring sessions assist you in discovering your next best move, using good decision-making skills that serve your best interests and are aligned with your values and purpose.
Better Self-Talk: Negative self-talk and the Inner Critic are serious obstacles to feeling confident and secure. These inner voices interrupt our creative work and our ability to act in our lives. When we practice compassionate self-talk, we possess an effective tool to heal self-criticism and resolve internal conflict.
Personal Flourishing: We often have the keys to our own fulfilment in life but things get in the way of us discovering and using those keys. One of the primary functions of mentoring is to carefully shift whatever is in the way of your inner knowing so you can move forward and start flourishing. There’s always an answer.
Why Do I Offer Mentoring?
Traditional coaching methods can be effective for creating change, but they can also be full of striving and pushing, sometimes chasing after inauthentic goals that the mind wants, but the heart and soul are not truly in accord with. My mentoring approach works to gain agreement between all parts of you—a holistic approach that’s not only more enjoyable but more effective in the end. After three decades of working with people, I’ve discovered this approach works best for most women, even those who are very goal-oriented, such as myself.
My Practice Values
My mentoring and coaching is committed to the following values:
- Compassion and Acceptance: Mentoring work flourishes when a spirit of gentle, non-judgmental support is fostered and upheld.
- Flexibility and Responsiveness: I believe in offering mentoring as needed and not in over-servicing clients or creating dependencies.
- Integrity and Professionalism: Safety and trust grow in a framework of respectful boundaries, clear agreements and ethical values.
- Relevant and Researched: My coaching work is informed by well-accepted methods for change, healing and resolution.
Booking Your Session
Sessions are 60-minutes long and done via Skype, Zoom, FaceTime or phone. One-off sessions are available but a series of sessions may be needed for best results. What you’ll get out of a single session is greater clarity about where you are on your journey, plus tools for moving forward. This is a good place to start so we can meet and establish a connection. Having a relationship of trust and respect is the key to successful ongoing work.
Contact me via my Contact Page for more information about sessions. Payment for sessions is via PayPal or Credit Card using a secure payment gateway for clients worldwide.
Testimonials: What Others Have Said
MICHELLE: “Having confidence in your own voice can sometimes be no easy task, especially for women. And it can undermine your efforts to go to the places you want to creatively, personally and professionally. Gemma really helps to cut out all the noise coming from both inside and outside, so that you can listen to your own best guidance.” Michelle Mead
REBECCA: “Gemma’s patience, gentleness and deep listening have facilitated many positive changes in me, including self-confidence and strength I never knew was possible. My sessions with her have given me so much clarity and perspective, enabling me to make better decisions for myself, which continue to bring happiness and peace to both my personal and professional life.” Rebecca Swan
KRISTINE: “Gemma is warm, supportive and collaborative. During our sessions, she introduced wisdom from many different modalities, all in a space of warmth and compassion. She’s been a strong influence in my own professional growth as a therapist. I have an enduring respect for her integrity and for her personal and professional commitment. I highly recommend Gemma.” Kristine Braaten
SUSI: “Gemma Summers will change your life! She has that perfect combination of fierceness, warmth, wisdom and skill that will hold you while you’re exploring and engaging with the edge of something new in your life. Get on her client list while you have the chance.” Susi Moreau
KAREN: “I’ve had the great good fortune to benefit from Gemma’s wisdom and guidance. They say when the pupil is ready the teacher will appear, and this was certainly true for me. Streets ahead of traditional coaching or counselling, Gemma fostered in me a willingness to entertain outstanding opportunities and endless possibility, and that there’s another way of attracting and achieving. I received life-changing knowledge about how to resolve the past and create a positively abundant future. My favourite insight from Gemma is that even having a specific goal in mind can be a limiting belief at times!” Karen Grant