Georgina Gray - Traumaform Ltd

Georgina Gray - Traumaform Ltd

Swansea
SA4

Llanybydder
Sir Ceredigion
SA40

01570 434583 / 07807 207726

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Swansea
SA4

Llanybydder
Sir Ceredigion
SA40

01570 434583 / 07807 207726

About me

Hi, I'm Georgina, psychotraumatologist. I specialise in the treatment of the effects of Trauma, PTSD and Complex Trauma, and their co-morbidities such as anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, depression, substance use issues and addictions, emotional problems and relationship issues.

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 CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy), 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.

If you have experienced an event that caused you to feel helpless or terrified - be it bullying at work, adverse childhood experiences such as emotional abuse or neglect, and/or physical or sexual abuse, or a road traffic accident in later life, domestic violence (the list is endless)  then you may be experiencing a variety of symptoms, including intrusive thoughts or flashbacks, avoidance, changes in mood, hyper-vigilance, exaggerated startle response, panic attacks, sleep disorders and many more, some of which may be more subtle.

The effects of trauma are often wide reaching and if we grew up in a environment characterised by chaos, or violence, or isolation and neglect we may not even be aware that we are affected, and may carry shame, guilt, blame and anger and suffer from chronic anxiety or depression, self-harm or addiction issues. Equally, a single incident of being mugged or burgled or a car accident can lead to symptoms of PTSD, with fear often leading to avoidance, which in itself can exacerbate the problems. Witnessing a traumatic event, or even hearing about trauma of a loved one, can bring about symptoms of PTSD, as can repeated exposure to trauma such as working with the emergency services.

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 to individuals, couples and groups.

Initial Meeting

The initial session is free of charge for self-funding individuals. This is more of an informal chat where you have the opportunity to ask questions about any trauma process. The initial meeting is also a place where we can discuss a contract and any concessions that may be available.

Phone Call

Alternatively if you have suffered a trauma or difficult experience and are unsure if you have processed this or are concerned about the effects it may be having on yourself or others, please don't hesitate to phone me for an informal chat.

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)
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Traumatology and PTSD (2016)

Treatment for Complex Trauma and PTSD:

  • CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy)
  • 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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP
FDAP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Initial Session or Phone Consultation free of charge

£ 50.00 per hour session

£ 65.00 per trauma process

£ 28.00 per 1.5 hours Group Therapy

Concessions available for self funding individuals

Further information

Evening and Weekends available

Home visits by arrangement

Further locations available in Aberystwyth at the Cambria and Carmarthen at The Alliance Therapy Centre.

Generic counselling also available - see profile under Georgina Gray.

Maps & Directions

Swansea, SA4
Llanybydder, SA40

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Day time, evenings and weekends available

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme