Gerry Spatharis - Solution-Focused Therapy

Gerry is a qualified teacher of English, who changed her career in 2000 to work as a behaviour specialist with West Berkshire Council in the Education department.


She re-trained as a Solution-focused therapist in 2003 through Eileen Murphy Consultants and continued to develop her training and practice with Solution Focused Trainers Ltd in 2018 and holds IASTI certification.


She is a member of the UKASP (United Kingdom Association of Solution Focused Practitioners) and has over 27 years experience working with young people and adults, helping them move forward from problems where they might otherwise remain unable to move forward.

Gerry finds Solution-focused therapy really effective for helping others and is keen to share this with others. Solution-focused therapy is for adults, teenagers and children.  It is different to counselling in that it  looks at changing the thought pattern - what would life be like if the problem was no longer there. The problem is still acknowledged and listened to - as in Counselling - but solution-focused therapy is tailored differently and works to move us out of a cycle of negativity. It is effective for all ages and is a pro-active, refreshing look at issues that gets results through achievable aims and goals. It is an approach that was developed at the same time as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and with many of the same people but differs in that it focuses on possibility rather than looking in detail at the behaviour.


Gerry continues to work for West Berkshire Council and is part of the Emotional Health Academy and EBSA teams, part-time. She is also trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and to teach Mindfulness (qualifying at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.)


Gerry reads extensively and loves walking, painting and creating things.


The Fairbourne Clinic offers a wide range of therapies by fully qualified therapists in quiet surroundings at affordable rates.


Although based in Newbury, West Berkshire we have clients who travel from Thatcham, Hungerford, Sandhurst and Didcot. People have sought us out from Abingdon, Winchester, Wantage and Witney. Our reputation has travelled as far as Southampton, Oxford, Wokingham, and Swindon. There may be other clinics in Portsmouth, Whitchurch, Reading and Bracknell, but clients will still come to us for the best in holistic complimentary medicine. Whether you live in Salisbury, Andover, Crowthorne or Basingstoke give us a call and come and visit us - you'll be pleasantly surprised.