Tom Grealy Registered MBACP Experienced Individual's and Couples Counsellor
154 Westbourne Avenue
01482 342449 / 07801 311643
I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor with a broad range of counselling experience over 20 years, working with individual adults and couples providing both short-term and long-term face to face counselling.
I offer an Integrated, Person-Centred therapeutic approach providing individuals and couples with a warm, accepting and genuine environment in which they can explore issues, clarify choices and make decisions. I provide a confidential therapeutic service in a safe and comfortable environment with understanding, acceptance and support for individuals and couples who find themselves in a difficult situation because they are, for whatever reason, unable to think clearly or resolve their situation themselves. There are times in our lives when we need support to face current difficulties, or to talk though issues from the past. Deciding to start counselling can be a brave act, and working with the right counsellor can enable us to face those aspects of ourselves that we might have feared, and which have perhaps caused us profound unhappiness in our lives.
My aim is that through counselling you will achieve greater control of your life. In gaining some understanding of your inner world, I can help facilitate a period of acceptance and change by enabling you to talk about emotional difficulties and periods of crisis.
Within the past 20 years I have supported people who have worked on a wide range of issues. These have included;
- Low self esteem
- Identity crisis
- Relationship issues/ marriage breakdown
- Sexuality issues
- Disability issues
- Loss, bereavement, dying
- Work and career related issues
- Loss of meaning or direction
- LGBT issues
Please feel free to contact me if you feel I can be of help.
As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) I am bound by its codes of Ethics and Practice and subject to its Complaints Procedure.
I am in ongoing professional supervision in accordance with the BACP codes of Ethics and Practice.
I can offer to see clients during the daytime as well as outside of normal working hours.
Additionally, I provide Workplace Counselling. Providing a counselling service to your employees can be an effective way of improving their performance and addressing issues which affect productivity, whether they are work-related or outside issues which impact on work. It can be a powerful way to demonstrate your valuing of your employees, and your commitment to their well-being.
I am also a qualified and experienced Counselling Supervisor.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have 20 years experience in the field of personal growth having been trained in both psychodynamic and integrative counselling and psychotherapy. I am experienced in working with a wide range of clients, both individuals and couples, dealing with short-term challenges through to deep-rooted issues requiring longer term therapy.
My academic training includes both a Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy and Diploma in Counselling from the School of Psychotherapy & Counselling, Regents College London, followed by a Masters in Counselling from The University of Reading. I have trained as an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, meaning that I am qualified to draw on a range of approaches in working with my clients ranging from exploring how their past experiences, such as childhood, are influencing the present, through to understanding how people make meaning in their lives.
I also have 14 years experience as a Counselling Supervisor working with individual Counsellors.
My formal training qualifications are:
MA in Counselling
Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Advanced Post Diploma Certificate in Person Centred Couples Counselling
Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision
Certificate in Creative Supervision
BACP Register Certificate of Proficiency
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also have extensive experience of counselling lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender clients on a wide range of issues including relationships and civil partnerships. Whilst working in London I was on the PACE (London) register of counsellors and more recently in Yorkshire, a member of Yorkshire MESMAC register of independent counsellors.
Additionally, I have good experience of working with blind and partially sighted adults having worked with a national charity in this field for almost 8 years. My dissertation for my MA in Counselling at The University of Reading was ‘A study of the psychological problems experienced by visually impaired people, and the appropriate counselling intervention’.
For Individual Counselling I offer a one hour counselling session at a fee of £40.
For Couples Counselling I offer a one hour Couples Counselling session at a fee of £40, or £55 for an hour and a half session.
I offer concessions to students, trainee counsellors and those on benefits and/or low incomes.
Appointments usually take place once a week, although fortnightly appointments are also available. Individual counselling can be for a fixed number of sessions, or can continue long term, depending on your needs.
I offer individual Counselling Supervision at a fee of £40 for a one hour session or £60 for an hour and a half session
I offer reduced fees for students in counselling/psychotherapy training
For Workplace Counselling, I offer a one hour counselling session at a fee of £40
If you would like to discuss whether Counselling is right for you please contact me.
I offer counselling in a quiet comfortable room at 154 Westbourne Avenue in Hull. My counselling room is on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible.
There is plenty of off-street parking in the vicinity of 154 Westbourne Avenue.
You are welcome to email or telephone in confidence to discuss whether or not counselling is right for you at the moment.
If your call is answered by an answerphone, please leave a message with your contact number and your call will be returned within 6 hours or sooner.
I also have over 12 years experience of providing workplace counselling. I have worked with clients refereed through their companies employee assistance programmes including The Goodwin Development Trust and Workplace Options
Additionally I have over 20 years experience of working in the charity sector, more recently as a senior manager of a voluntary sector organisation in Hull.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available to see clients Monday to Friday between 9am to 8pm. I can offer to see clients during the daytime as well as outside of normal working hours.
Types of client
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Supervision & training
I am an experienced counselling supervisor, providing supervision to both qualified and trainee counsellors for the past 10 years.View supervision profile