Mentoring/Coaching Sessions for Women
We all have blocks and blind spots, but skilled, empathic support can help move us beyond these self-limiting factors more quickly and easily.
When we feel ON TRACK, we feel aligned with purpose and effortlessly motivated each day. Things just start to happen for us!
My approach draws upon the BEST of modern psychology, spiritual wisdom traditions and nourishing self-care practices. It’s an approach that uses practical wisdom and heart intelligence in a grounded way. I’m a psychotherapist by training and have spent decades studying feminine psychology and have run women’s spiritual retreats in Bali and Australia. By spiritual, I mean our highest values and sense of meaning for our lives.
Getting in touch with the right answers for our lives can pretty tricky due to limiting beliefs and emotional issues. This is where having a mentor can come in handy—providing support while helping you avoid classic pitfalls and mistakes.
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
Finding Your Path to Healing and Happiness
In our work together, we’ll explore your goals, hopes and fears. We’ll stay in touch with your inner sense of things, to make sure that what’s being created works for you. When you follow an AUTHENTIC approach to change—and not hype or spin—you follow what’s deeply right for you, and what SERVES you best.
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
The Benefits of Mentoring for You
Many women thrive when they have positive SUPPORT in their lives. With gentle support, answers are uncovered and creative solutions arise.
Sessions are Designed to Help You Build:
Holistic Intelligence: Working synergistically with head and heart 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 change, it’s not only more likely to succeed, it’s more likely to be sustainable.
Good Decisions: 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 can assist you in discovering your next best move. Good decisions are ones 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 flow and our ability to act in our lives. When we practice better self-talk, we possess a powerful SPIRITUAL TOOL to heal self-criticism and resolve internal conflicts.
Spiritual Flourishing: We often have the keys to our own happiness, and but things get in the way of us using those keys. One of the primary functions of mentoring is to gently SHIFT whatever is in the way so that you can tap into your NATURAL GENIUS and spiritual power. There’s always an answer!
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
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—goals that the mind/ego wants, but the body and heart are not necessarily in accord with. My mentoring approach works to gain AGREEMENT between heart and mind—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 that this approach works best for most women, even those who are very goal-oriented, including myself.
My Practice Values
My mentoring and coaching work is committed to the following key 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 within a framework of clear, respectful boundaries and transparent ethical values.
- Relevant and Researched: My coaching work is informed by proven methods and approaches to healing and resolution based.
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
My clients choose to work with me because they want to fulfill some personal, professional or creative dream.
Work & Success: Most women clients want to transform their relationship to work, money and success. They want to find a way to receive and not always be over-working or over-giving in their lives. This is an important shift many women are needing to make and made easier with mentoring support that’s aligned with this intention.
Relationship Upgrade: Many women need to UPGRADE their approach to love, friendship and family. My clients are often sensitive and creative souls who struggle in relationships characterised by some degree of narcissism, unfairness or one-sidedness. Boundaries, self-worth and personal power are usually the spirit medicines needed here.
Creative Flow: Many clients want to prioritise their creative dreams, whether that’s writing, designing, speaking, painting, consulting, crafting, gardening or inventing. Support is often a critical factor in being able to take steps to bring those dreams into reality.
Health & Vitality: Most clients want to improve their health and take better care of themselves. They want to practice consistent SELF-CARE and be more vibrantly alive. My work often involves helping women develop self-care practices that are easy and sustainable for them.
Spiritual Power: Most women want to grow spiritually and to live a life of meaning. I help women get in touch with their spiritual power—the part of them that can tell truth from fiction and live a life based on integrity, personal responsibility and love.
REBECCA: “Gemma’s patience, gentleness and deep listening have facilitated many positive changes in me, including a 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
Booking Your Session with Gemma
Having worked with individuals for three decades, I’ve developed an approach that’s modern, grounded and flexible. Sessions are 60-minutes long and done via Skype, Zoom, FaceTime or phone.
One-off sessions are available, but a series of sessions is recommended 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 connection of trust, respect, and safety is key to doing deeper work.
1 – 3 sessions allows a relationship to form, bringing greater support and intensified focus to the changes you want. There is a clear beginning, middle and end, with an emphasis on tracking progress, plus email/text support in-between as needed.
3-Month Mentoring Package: This spiritual mentoring program is a 3-month program consisting of weekly sessions (twelve 60-minute sessions). The program is designed to clarify your path, clear whatever is holding you back and develop a spiritual foundation that will provide strength, direction and guidance for your life. If you’re unsure about this option, book an initial session so we can discuss your needs and explore the possibility of doing a longer mentoring program.
Book here for 3-MONTH SPIRITUAL MENTORING PROGRAM
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MESSAGE TO CLIENTS: I currently have a few availabilities in my practice. Let me know if you’re interested.