Patience Gray, UKCP Registered
I work as both a counsellor and a psychotherapist for adults, adapting the way I work to the needs of each client. The people I see come with a wide variety of issues, most commonly relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem, or it may be a life event that is difficult to come to terms with. I have also worked with various forms of abuse, self-harm and bereavement. I have a particular interest in depression, anxiety and low self-esteem.
How I work
I work with the issues that clients bring in terms of how it affects them in the present and I will explore links to childhood and other life experiences, so that painful situations in the present that may have roots in the past can be understood more clearly. I believe, as much research has concluded, that the relationship between client and therapist is central to the work, and my aim is therefore to provide a setting that is quiet, calm and non-judgemental, so that clients feel safe enough to talk about their difficulties.
I see clients at least once a week for a 50 minute session, but I can also offer more frequent sessions where appropriate. Therapy can be for a fixed number of sessions, or more usually on an open-ended basis, continuing as long as you want.
For a more detailed description of how I work, please see my website, listed above.
I work in a comfortable room in the centre of Bath, near Queen Square. There is on-street parking in Queen Square, and the Podium and Charlotte Street car parks are a five-minute walk. Bus and train services are less than 10 minutes walk away.
Training, qualifications & experience
I began training as a counsellor in 1994 and gained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. I then spent a further 6 years training to become a Jungian Analytical Psychotherapist.
- Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling (WPF)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (WPF)
- The Training in Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy (WMIP)
- Professional Member of WMIP
- UKCP Registered Psychotherapist (UKCP's Register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority)
- Clinical Associate Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy
I have worked in a counselling agency, in a GP surgery, as part of an NHS Mental Health Team, and I now work in private practice.
I subscribe to the Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct of the UK Council for Psychotherapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Relationship issues
£45 per session.
If you would like further information, or to make an appointment, you can contact me by phone or email. If you phone and I am not available, please leave a short message with your name and phone number and a convenient time to contact you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday-Thursday 9 am to 5 pm
Types of client