Patience Gray, BPC Registered
I work with adults from the age of 18-80. People 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
- BPC Registered Jungian Analytical Psychotherapist (BPC's Register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority)
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 Code of Ethics of the BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council).
Registered / Accredited
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British Psychoanalytic Council
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per session. Some concessions are available for those on a low income and students supporting themselves.
Monday-Thursday 9 am to 5 pm
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.