Gemma Holmes

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Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4
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About me

Hi, I'm Gemma, The Peer Coach, and I help to take leaders from under-confident and overwhelmed to free of their critic and fuelled with true self belief. 

  • 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 cutting-edge 1:1 coaching that draws on the most effective techniques from Cognitive Hypnotherapy, Positive Psychology, NLP and mindset coaching.

I work with my clients on a 1:1 basis and offer The Confidence Quarter 12-week 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 coaching partnership that enables you to transform your career 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. Get in touch so we can discuss the start of your journey to authentic career confidence, and follow me on Instagram as The Peer Coach for free confidence coaching inspiration.

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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Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

The Confidence Quarter

The most impactful way to work with me is through my 1:1 coaching programme The Confidence Quarter, which is 12 weeks to do the inside job on your career confidence, unlock your level-headed leader and become the manager of your mindset 

The Confidence Quarter supports under-confident and overwhelmed leaders to:

  • Free you of the limiting beliefs that have been blocking your ability to feel authentic confidence
  • Develop the knowledge and tools you need to free your mind from overwhelm and channel it into your greatest mentor
  • Connect you with your self worth so you can become an impactful leader who feels worthy of your success

The programme includes:

3 months of evidence-based therapeutic coaching: You deserve lasting confidence which means working beyond the surface. This 360-approach resolves issues from the past, creates impact in the present and unlocks new opportunities for the future.

6 high-impact 1:1 online sessions: A bespoke programme crafted specifically for you to help you achieve your desired outcomes, with fortnightly 1:1 sessions where some of your greatest mindset shifts and breakthroughs will happen.

Bespoke confidence hypnosis recording: Your secret weapon to unconscious and sustainable change, a 10-minute hypnosis track that weaves together your language to minimise unconscious resistance and accelerate your confidence boost.

Weekly coaching insights and support: Lazer-focused coaching emails to enable self-reflection, spark positive actions and provide valuable insights written specifically for you, so you’ll feel constantly supported throughout.

The Confidence Quarter investment is £410 per month for 3 months or £1,100 if paid in full. The next round of The Confidence Quarter begins in July with a few spaces remaining. Contact me to find out more and for details of how to apply.

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 sessions cost £199, including our intro chat, reflective workbook, 90-minute 1:1 session and confidence hypnosis recording.

When I work

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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