Senior Mortgage Broker | Benfleet, Essex
Gemma Bennett decided to join the team at The Mortgage Mum in 2021 after completing her industry qualifications in the lockdown of 2020 whilst pregnant with her daughter. With Gemma’s son starting school and a brand-new baby due in the September, Gemma was inspired by the ethos of The Mortgage Mum and keen to take advantage of the flexible and empowering working environment whilst relishing the opportunity to challenging her mind and skillset in a whole new way!
Gemma has worked for over 10 years as a CBT counsellor and holistic therapist. Specialising in stress management and helping people work through difficult emotions and find their personal authenticity and joy within their everyday. Gemma has enjoyed this work for some time and feels the move into property finance is just another way of supporting and helping people in their journey of life.
‘You may think mortgage broking is a far cry from my counselling and holistic work. It turns out it is not. Not the way I do it anyway. When I am on a case, I work holistically for my client’s needs. Supporting them emotionally through the stresses and triumphs of home purchasing or re financing and of course my all-time favourite thing, problem solving!! Facilitating someone’s hopes and dreams is hugely rewarding all round but enabling them to feel in control and powerful in the process is so important to me!’
Gemma felt the property buying process was often missing a sense of inclusion and transparency. A feeling that only those ‘in the know’, or that fitted a certain criteria were in favour. ‘Having been self-employed and a business owner for many years I understand the struggles many face or that they feel they’ll face when looking for a suitable mortgage. It shouldn’t be that way’. Gemma is keen to make home financing a less intimidating and more accessible process.
‘There’s usually a way and people need to feel educated in the route that suits them best without feeling overwhelmed by it.’
Gemma is a lover of all things that satisfy her soul! So will frequently spice up her life with creative or active hobbies. Performing arts is near and dear to Gemma’s heart and she involves herself in a local improvised comedy group, dance classes and even tries her had at aerial hoop occasionally. In line with Gemma’s holistic therapies, she regularly attends and runs wellbeing workshops for meditation and empowerment and is also keen on exercising in the Gym. Together with her husband Paul, Gemma owns a local personal training studio and Gym in the heart of leigh on sea.
‘Health and wellbeing is so important to us as a family. In every aspect, the body mind and soul!’
We are extremely proud that Gemma achieved an incredible win at the SFI Awards 2022 for “The Together Rising Star Award for Brokers”.
In the press: