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Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4

About me

Hi, I'm Gemma, The Peer Coach, and I help busy working professionals to become free of their self doubt and fuelled with true self confidence.

  • If you believe you have the potential to succeed but that inner critic in your head is holding you back, I can help.
  • If you're exhausted from the fear of being caught out as "not good enough", I can guide you to let that go.
  • If you want to feel truly at ease being yourself, in work meetings and beyond, that's absolutely possible for us to achieve together.

I believe you deserve better than the "fake it till you make it" approach. That's because faking confidence is exhausting, feels uncomfortable and is unsustainable. Wouldn't you rather have authentic confidence that gives you energy, feels good and is confidence that lasts?

That's what I help my clients achieve, and I do it through a cutting-edge therapy & coaching model including Cognitive Hypnotherapy, Positive Psychology, NLP and mindset coaching.

I work with my clients on a 1:1 basis and offer a 2-month Authentic Confidence Programme for high-impact work, as well as single Confidence Breakthrough Sessions for those with a specific confidence-related issue in mind.

For many busy professionals, my online sessions are the easiest way to fit the programme into their working life. Others prefer to travel to my therapy room in Berkhamsted to meet face-to-face. Either way, we can create a therapeutic partnership that enables you to transform your confidence and start to truly enjoy being you.

I've been on the journey from feeling like an imposter to feeling fully confident in myself and my abilities. I have experienced the burnout and lack of fulfilment that comes with faking confidence to get by. I've also been in that meeting and felt invisible, but found a way to show up and shine. I know how freeing it feels when the barriers to self confidence are lifted and living authentically becomes a reality.

I'd love to help you feel that too, because honestly, it feels great.

Training, qualifications & experience

I'm an experienced QCH Therapist and coach and run my confidence therapy & coaching practice both online and in Berkhamsted (Hertfordshire), specialising in authentic confidence. I trained at the internationally-renowned Quest Institute in London back in 2010 where I gained a Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy with Distinction. Following this I became a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

I gained a BA Degree in Sociology, which included an extensive research study into the relationship between social anxiety and stage fright, and have 15 years’ experience working my way up the corporate ladder in marketing and communications.

Since qualifying as one of the youngest ever Cognitive Hypnotherapists I have helped clients across the travel, publishing, marketing, health and education sectors to release fears from the past and tap into their true authentic confidence.

I spread my "stop faking it, start feeling it" motto wherever I go. My confidence workshops have been delivered far and wide, from Tobacco Docks in London to a little hideaway in Antigua. 

Consider me your professional peer. You can expect relatable stories, real-talk, cutting-edge therapy & coaching and probably a laugh or too along the way.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Imposter Syndrome

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Additional information

The Authentic Confidence Programme

The most impactful way to work with me is through my 2-month 1:1 Authentic Confidence Programme. Following a free 30-minute chat, this includes:

  • 4 x 75 minute 1:1 confidence therapy & coaching sessions (either in Berkhamsted or online)
  • A bespoke guided hypnosis recording to accelerate progress between sessions
  • Coaching emails throughout your programme

This programme costs £595 and the details can be found here.

Confidence Breakthrough Sessions

For those who aren't able to commit to the full programme but have a specific confidence-related issue in mind, such as an upcoming interview or important work event, I also offer 90-minute Confidence Breakthrough Sessions. These cost £150 and the details can be found here.

Further information

You can get to know me and gain a sense of what it might be like to work with me by following me on Instagram. I share lots of confidence tips, tools and relatable stories too.

As my approach to confidence therapy & coaching includes experiences of trance-based techniques, please note my sessions are not suitable for those with a history of epilepsy or psychosis. 

Church Lane, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4

Type of session

In person


Gemma Holmes

Gemma Holmes