Gayle Grainger - UKCP Registered Counsellor - BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling
4 Broad Street
07812 718 431 / 07812 718 431
Welcome! My name is Gayle and I am UKCP registered counsellor providing a professional and friendly counselling service in the centre of Stamford. If you recognise that life has become increasingly difficult and you are struggling to cope or you have long thought about the need to deal with past traumas then counselling could provide a safe space to start just that conversation.
What can counselling provide...
Counselling can provides a dedicated space in the week where you can set aside time to focus just on yourself, a luxury we don't often afford ourselves but is often much needed, especially when we are struggling in our lives. The process of counselling often leads to new insight and self awareness, which in turn can lead to much wanted change for yourself, your relationships and your ability to cope with life and to begin living it again.
Sometimes we are aware of how the changes in our life may have impacted us and have an appreciation of why life may feel difficult – a bereavement, the breakdown of a relationship, financial difficulties, work issues, redundancy, past abuse or trauma, but sometimes we experience a change in ourselves such as low mood, depression, anxiety or panic and we are unsure of the reasons for this or our ability to cope. In both case counselling allows much needed space to explore these feelings.
Why talk to a counsellor...
Talking to someone who is not part of your family circle or friendship group can often offer fresh perspective and reflection on your situation. As a counsellor I am not here to judge, to take sides or advise, but instead I am here to listen attentively and with empathy and gain understanding of how it must feel for you right now and the struggles you are facing and in doing so work with you to explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviours to help you move forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor holding a BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling. I hold full professional indemnity insurance and hold an enhanced CRB certificate.
I am trained as an integrative counsellor meaning I integrate more than one theoretical approach into my work allowing me to draw upon on a range of teachings in order to best support my clients needs.
- BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling - Middlesex University
- Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling - Matrix College of Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling - Matrix College of Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Counselling Studies Level 3 - Peterborough Regional College
- Counselling Skills Level 2 - New College Stamford
- Introduction to Counselling Concepts - New College Stamford
- Cruse Awareness in Bereavement Care Foundation Course
- Volunteer Counsellor for Relate Leicester
- Volunteer Counsellor for Mind Cambridgeshire
- Volunteer Bereavement Support Worker for Cruse Bereavement
Continuing Professional Development:
Relate Level 5 Diploma in Relationship Counselling
(I will be offering couples counselling later in the year so please check back)
Completed Relate Courses:
- Lets Talk About Sex - Working with Sexual Issues in Couples Counselling (May 2017)
- Online Awareness of Mental Health Issues in Couples Counselling (June 2017)
- Online Awareness of Domestic Violence in Couples Counselling (Feb 2017)
- Online Awareness of Children's Safeguarding in Couples Counselling (Feb 2017)
Attended CPD/General Counselling:
Nov 2016 - Trauma, Dissociation & Recovery
Oct 2016 - Understanding Gender Identity
July 2016 - Working with Anger
Feb 2016 - Consideration of Health Issues in Counselling
Dec 2015 - Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment
Attended CPD/Cruse Bereavement:
Jan 2016 - Cruse Safeguarding
Nov 2014 - Pip Wilson Creative /Experiential Workshop
June 2014 - Writing for Bereavement
Feb 2012 - Working with A Childs Grief
It is an ethical requirement for all counsellors to seek continued professional development through the attendance of training courses, workshops and seminars and I actively seek to do this in order to increase both my knowledge and self awareness.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am a volunteer counsellor with Cruse Bereavement and have a great deal of experience in working with people who have suffered bereavement and loss.
I have also been a volunteer counsellor for Mind Cambridgeshire working with clients with a wide range of mental health issues and supporting clients with the impact this has had on themselves and their relationships.
I started a placement with Relate Leicester in March 2017 working with couples and individuals with a range of relationship issues. This forms part of the Relate training I am currently undertaking in Relationship Counselling. I hope to provide couples counselling later in 2017.
All sessions, including the first session, are charged at:
Individuals £40 (1 hour session)
Counselling Students £30 (1 hour sessions)
All fees are to be paid by cash or cheque at the end of each session.
Cancellation Policy: Sessions that are cancelled with less than 24hrs notice will still be charged at the full rate.
The counselling sessions I provide are face to face, one to one sessions for adults.
Sessions are available on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Session times on these days are:
9:30am-10:30am, 11am-12pm, 12:20pm-1:20pm, 1:30pm-2:30pm
To discuss your requirements and see which sessions are available
Please call 07812 718431
If I am unable to take your call then you can leave a confidential message on my voicemail including your telephone number and I will call you back or e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will reply as soon as possible.
Please note that I am currently unable to offer counselling for children.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Client sessions are Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs between 9:30am-2:30pm Session times: 9:30am-10:30, 11am-12, 12:20pm-1:20, 1:30pm-2:30 Please call 07812 718431 for current session availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|