Patricia Grey (UKCP, MBACP)
8-26 Bath Street
28 Black Prince Road
People seek therapy for all sorts of reasons. It may be a specific crisis or problem that you need help with, you may wish to get in touch with yourself at a deeper level, to try to unravel the patterns that seem to hold you back, or you may see it as an opportunity for personal development.
I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist and counsellor, working in London, in VIctoria, East Finchley and Balham. I work with individual adults, on an open-ended basis or for an agreed amount of time. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment in which to explore the issues that bring you to therapy.
I am experienced in working with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, work-related problems, panic attacks, trauma, abuse, childhood sexual abuse, bereavement, loss, relationship difficulties, loneliness, illness, self-esteem issues, sexuality and sex-related problems.
It can be helpful to visit a few therapists before deciding on the 'best fit' for you, and I offer reduced rates for introductory sessions. Please feel free to contact me to find out more.
I am a registered member of both UKCP and BACP.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Minster Centre in London, from where I qualified with an MA and Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling and a Diploma in Integrative Counselling. I am also a trained practitioner of AIT (Advanced integrative Therapy), a gentle but effective way of working with the originating causes of current difficulties and promoting recovery and a feeling of well-being.
My integrative training means that I can adapt my way of working to suit each client's unique needs, which may change as we work together. I am interested in how our experiences from the past shape our present, in terms of relationships, self-image and self-beliefs. I work empathically with my clients, with an awareness of both what has happened and what is happening in the 'here-and-now'.
I am interested in different communication styles and the different ways in which we frame our experiences. I aim to help you to discover more about your self and facilitate your growth in self-awareness and authenticity. I believe that as this happens, and you become more self-aware, you naturally begin to make better choices for today and for the future.
I have experience in working with adults of all ages, from students to post-retirement. Alongside my private practice I volunteer on a psychiatric ward. I have worked as a counsellor at One in Four, a charity supporting survivors of sexual abuse in childhood, at the Minster Centre's low-cost therapy service and at a low-cost therapy service in south London.
I am an accredited member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
As a professional psychotherapist and counsellor, I am committed to regular continuing professional development to keep me up to date with current practice.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Relationship issues
Introductory session £40. My regular fee is from £60.
I offer a limited number of concessionary rates for daytime slots for students and those on low income.
My Old Street practice is accessible by tube, overground trains and buses and is close to Moorfields Eye Hospital. It is a few minutes walk from Old Street station and conveniently situated for the City and Shoreditch. Wheelchair access is available.
My Vauxhall practice is accessible by tube, overground trains and bus services. It is a few minutes walk from Vauxhall station. It is also easily reached from Waterloo, Westminster and Victoria and is close to the Houses of Parliament and Millbank (on the other side of Lambeth Bridge). Wheelchair access is available.
I also practice in Balham, which is served by tube, overground trains and buses. My practice is a few minutes walk from both Balham and Tooting Bec stations.
I can sometimes offer counselling by telephone and Skype.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening
Types of client