Georgina Gray

Georgina Gray

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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 5 years and work with a variety of problems and issues, including anxiety, depression, emotional difficulties, relationship issues, low self-esteem, addictions and trauma and PTSD.

Counselling

The reasons that people may seek counselling are very individual and personal - it may be due to emotional problems including anxiety and depression, or that early life experiences have been having adverse effects in adult life, or traumatic events, or 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 guarantee is the freedom to talk about any issues 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 and Trauma Work (see below).

Trauma Therapy

During the last 3 years I have been developing a speciality in working with trauma, having gained the ESTSS Certificate in Psychotraumatology and completed 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 experience post-traumatic growth.

Referrals

I receive referrals from Health Insurance Companies, EAP's, Occupational Therapists, GP's as well as self-referrals.

Therapy Rooms:

The Cambria, Aberystwyth
The Alliance Therapy Centre, Carmarthen
Guildhall, Cardigan
Therapy Room, Lampeter

Provision

I offer a discrete and confidential service. This includes one to one counselling, relationship and couple counselling, family counselling, group work, short term and long term.

Initial Meeting

The initial session is free of charge for self-funding individuals. The first session can help determine whether we both feel we can work together to explore any issues meaningfully. Research shows that the quality of therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor is more important than the approach or therapy offered. The initial meeting is also a place where we can discuss a counselling contract and any concessions that may be available.


Commitment

Partaking in counselling or treatment for trauma and PTSD, is a very individual, personal and private journey which can at times be painful. It requires hard-work and commitment from both counsellor and client and is a two-way process. The expectation of the client is to fully engage with the process and to attend the scheduled appointments.

But remember, counselling isn't just hard work or always serious, laughter and a sense of humour are encouraged!

Arranging an appointment

Either by phone or email.


I look forward to meeting with you.

Georgina Gray

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

Initial Session Free for self-funding Individuals

£ 45.00 an hour there after
(Concessions available - can be discussed at free Initial Session)

Full Initial Assessment
£ 60.00

Trauma Processes
£ 60.00 per hour

Further information

Counselling rooms in Aberystwyth, Cardigan, Carmarthen and close to Lampeter
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