Georgina Gray

Georgina Gray

Alliance Therapy Carmarthen
24 Kings Street
Carmarthen
SA31 1BS

The Cambria
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2AZ

01570 434561 / 07807 207726

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Alliance Therapy Carmarthen
24 Kings Street
Carmarthen
SA31 1BS

The Cambria
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2AZ

01570 434561 / 07807 207726

About me

My name is Georgina. I have a background in psychology and have been employed as lead counsellor/team leader for a charitable organisation coming up to 9 years. I have run a successful private counselling practice for the last 4 years and work with a variety of problems and issues, including anxiety, depression, emotional difficulties, trauma and PTSD, relationship issues, low self-esteem, addictions and many more (see below).

One of the reasons people might seek counselling is because of a feeling that life has somehow lost its balance. I believe that in many cases counselling can help to gain control of life through exploring issues, identifying the problem, and if appropriate, take action. What I can guarantee you is the freedom to talk about any issues you like in a safe non-judgemental environment. I work in an integrative way, and may use techniques from TA (Transactional Analysis), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapies), REBT (Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy) or Solution Focused Therapies.

During the last 3 years I have been developing a speciality in working with trauma, having gained the ESTSS Certificate in Psychotraumatology and currently completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Traumatology and PTSD - a comprehensive and systematic approach for treating complex PTSD in adults. This includes comprehensive assessment, psycho-education, safety and stabilisation, emotion regulation and trauma processes themselves such as IRRT (Image Rescripting and Reprocesing Therapy), PET (Prolonged Exposure Therapy) and NET (Narrative Exposure Therapy) as well as ERRT (Exposure, Relaxation & Rescripting Therapy for Post-Trauma Nightmares.

Many people will experience trauma at some time in their life, research estimates that up to 20 % of those may go on to develop PTSD symptoms (Briere & Scott, 2015). Regardless of whether a person meets the criteria for a PTSD diagnosis or not, dealing with these traumatic experiences can help individuals file away traumatic memories in the correct place and go on to develop post-traumatic growth.

I receive referrals from Health Insurance Companies, EAP's, GP's as well as self-referrals. I offer a discrete and confidential service and have therapy rooms in Aberystwyth, Cardigan and Carmarthen.

I offer one to one counselling, relationship and couple counselling, family counselling, group work, short term and long term.

The initial assessment interview is free for self-funding individuals. Research shows that the quality of therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor is more important than the approach or therapy offered. The first session can help determine whether we both feel we can work together. If not, I will refer you to someone who may be more suitable to work with you in the way you want.

Partaking in counselling or treatment for trauma and PTSD, is a very individual, personal and private journey which can at times be painful. But remember, counselling isn't just hard work or always serious, laughter and a sense of humour are permitted.

The easiest way to contact me is by email. Leave your name and number and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

I look forward to meeting with you.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) Psychology (1999)
MSc Psychological Research Methods (2004)
Diploma Addiction Counselling (2007)
Diploma Addiction Studies (2007)
Cert Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Substance Misuse (2008)
Reality Therapy/Choice Theory Cert. (2010)
Brief Solution Focused Therapy (2012)
ESTSS Certificate in Psychotraumatology (2014)
Postgraduate Diploma in Traumatology and PTSD (2016)

Treatment for Complex Trauma and PTSD:

CBT based
IRRT (Image Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy)
PET (Prolonged Exposure Therapy)
NET (Narrative Exposure Therapy)
ERRT (Exposure, Relaxation & Rescripting Therapy) for Post-trauma Nightmares
STAIR (Skills Training in Affective & Interpersonal Regulation) for Emotion Regulation


MBACP Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
MBPsS Member of the British Psychological Society
FDAP   Member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (Accredited)
UKPTS Member of UK Psychological Trauma Society
ESTSS Member of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
NCP Member of National Council of Psychotherapists

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Assertiveness, Communication, Emotional Problems

Fees

£ 45.00 an hour
Concessions available - can be discussed at free Initial Session
Initial Meeting free
Aftercare/Follow up sessions £ 35.00

Trauma Processes
£ 60.00 per hour

Further information

Counselling rooms in Aberystwyth, Cardigan and Carmarthen
Skype counselling
Telephone counselling available
Home visits possible

Maps & Directions

Carmarthen, SA31 1BS
Aberystwyth, SY23 2AZ

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Evening and Weekend appointments and some afternoons available

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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