Gemma Bailey (born 3rd march 1979) is best known as a therapist who uses NLP and hypnotherapy with a specialism in working with children and young people.
After training as a Nursery Nurse at Oaklands College, St Albans, she went onto work in a variety of child care settings including day nurseries, schools, crèches, kids camps and then became the youngest nursery manager for the largest childcare provider in the UK, Asquith Court.
When taken ill with appendicitis, she used her time whilst off sick to study hypnotherapy and then enrolled on a course in Inverness, Scotland that provided NLP and hypnotherapy training.
After giving notice at the day nursery she set up her first business offering one to one therapy to adults using NLP and hypnotherapy. She then retrained in NLP with Andy Harrington and then again with Richard Bandler.
Gemma Bailey was born in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire on 3rd March 1979. She has one half brother who was given up for adoption at birth whom she met when she was aged 15 years. She also has one half sister who has severe learning disabilities was brought up in residential care.
Gemma attended Hammond Primary School where she was vice-captain and later house captain. She left Hammond for several months to attend another primary school in Hemel Hempstead when living in a refuge whilst her parents divorced.
She attended Astley Cooper secondary school in Hemel Hempstead where she sang in the choir and played clarinet in the school band, with which she toured in Holland and Switzerland.
Following secondary school, she attended Oaklands college where she completed the NNEB Diploma in nursery nursing. She was on the students union and at the end of the diploma was presented with the Mulberry Award for outstanding endeavours throughout the course. Her module B portfolio was one of the best in the country that year according to the external moderator, who had requested that her work was verified after it was given a rare distinction status by the college.
The Hypnotherapy and NLP Clinic is a private therapy practice for adult and children with a head office in Hemel Hempstead and practitioners in and around London. The team of therapists have been trained by Gemma Bailey and they help individuals overcome issues such as anxiety, bad habits, phobias and to increase their confidence.
People Building, an NLP and Hypnotherapy company that provides training, articles, podcasts, audios and hypnosis scripts were created by Gemma Bailey after she completed her NLP trainers training and composed her accredited NLP Practitioner, Master Practitioner and Hypnotherapy Diploma.
The People Building Podcast was published on iTunes for 5 years, achieving more than 1,000,000 downloads during the time the show was made. It also remained in the top 10 of the alternative health download chart on iTunes during its 5-year rein.
Creating Trance and Hypnosis Scripts (O-books) was first published in 2009 and contains hypnosis scripts written by Gemma Bailey and tips on how to write your own scripts. The book is a resource for accomplished and new hypnotherapists and is available in paperback in English speaking countries and in paper and hardback in Russia.
The People Building Members Club has been in operation since 2010 and provides those with an interest in NLP and Hypnotherapy with monthly resources and materials and a forum facility in which they can share their ideas and experiences.
Stop Anxiety and Grow Confidence (iBlameMyAge) was first published in 2016. This is the book that helps parents and professionals create better mental health and well-being in children & young people, without over-complicating the solutions. It is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the knowledge that Gemma and the NLP4Kids practitioners have to offer. It is available in paperback in English speaking countries.
In 2007 Gemma created a programme with Kay Gill, which used NLP techniques in workshops with children. Both began to focus their private therapy sessions into working with children using Hypnotherapy and NLP. In 2009 Kay and Gemma ended their working relationship and Gemma then set up a licensing programme enabling others to learn the techniques she had been using whilst simultaneously providing support and education around marketing their businesses effectively. This organisation is called NLP4Kids.
Gemma has now built NLP4Kids to include over 30 active practitioners in the UK and overseas. They provide one to one therapy to children and families as well as workshops in the local community and in schools; training children, parents and teachers. The NLP4Kids team members are NLP Practitioners home study trained as a minimum standard and then complete further specialist live training in working with children. They are DBS checked, insured and also have paediatric first aid and safeguarding training.
Gemma spends her time between her Hertfordshire office where she oversees the NLP4Kids practitioners, runs the Hypnotherapy & NLP clinic, London where she frequently hosts events for People Building and NLP4Kids and her apartment in Bulgaria, where she goes to hide.
She speaks regularly at her own events and for corporations around subjects related to NLP, motivation, self-esteem and most subjects relating to emotional well being and mental health.