Anna Grace-Jacobs

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MBACP, BAPT & PSA Registered
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York YO26 & Bristol BS8
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About me

Hello and welcome to my profile.

I offer counselling and psychotherapy based on over 35 years experience and qualifications, as a person centred, integrative, somatic ( working with the body sense) and creative arts based therapist. 

I have many years experience in supporting those with a history of trauma, complex family relationships, divorce and separation, bereavement, anxiety and depression, low self esteem, attachment histories and ADHD/neurodivergence.  I have a speciality for those who identify as 'highly sensitive/creatives as an artist myself, and am able to offer mindfulness/compassionate therapy as part of therapy if of interest.

Each person is unique and together we explore your needs, your preferences and how therapy can be tailored to you. It is the relationship which enables growth, alongside the tools.  Both short term and long term counselling can be beneficial, as the relationship between counsellor and client is unique, and can bring true lasting transformation, whether in weeks, or months. We decide this together.

I occasionally have a waiting list so please be patient if this is the case. Thankyou. 

I  mainly offer support online, most clients finding it equally as effective as face to face.  I do have a few in person spaces, please ask me.  My intention is to welcome you home to yourself! We integrate the tools and techniques in a way personal to you, to enable you to feel more authentic, happy, fulfilled and ready to face life with hope. 

My clients say my style is enabling, empowering, transformational and gentle, while also being deep enough to effect lasting change, often in a short space of time. If you are seeking a shake up of your life, or in a transition which is bringing up challenge and trauma, or you know there are aspects of your life ready to be faced and released, contact me for a first meeting.  I offer a free first phone call which you can click on from this profile, and then a follow on introductory meeting with more in depth exploration. 

I have past history as a child play therapist, and co-ordinator of two services in the fields of bereavement, cancer care and palliative care. I have also pioneered previous services for abuse survivors, those in the care/foster care system and within school settings.  I no longer offer individual child therapy but can offer consultations to parents on occasion.  I have a vast experience of complex childhood traumas from these years, alongside a deep respect for families of all shapes and sizes.  

Clients often find me when on a particular path of transition and change, ready to face the deeper wounds of life and awaken to a greater sense of fulfilment.

Issues I am highly experienced with - anxiety/depression and low self esteem ;  trauma such as abuse survivors, narcissism, bereavement, family and relationship breakdown; creative blocks; climate anxiety; neuro-diversity/ADHD issues;  inner child explorations;  and general lack of fulfilment.  

Its a tough time for many of us right now, so I appreciate that therapy and the deeper work of healing can feel vital yet scary.  Reaching out for therapy may be a daunting prospect. I invite you to take your time, read my profile and website, and take care in choosing your therapist. 

I am informed by person-centred theory, Jungian psychology, transpersonal psychology, attachment theory, family systems theory,  creative arts therapy,  body-centred psychotherapy, mindfulness, ecotherapy, and shamanism. 

I am an experienced group facilitator and trainer , and offer regular training to qualified and experienced therapists and other professionals. I am also a busy supervisor for other therapists.

Please feel free to contact me and I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP). I am a Retired Member, and Approved Supervisor for the British Association of Play Therapists. I am registered with the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) I am a fully qualified creative arts supervisor for adult and child therapists.

Qualifications: Dip Counselling, Dip Supervision, Cert TEAA ( Application of the Arts), M.A. Play Therapy.

Other Professional Training in: Sandtray Therapy; Dream Therapy; Transpersonal Therapy; Solution focused Counselling; Family Systems Therapy; Attachment Theory; Constellations Therapy; Embodiment Therapy; Mindfulness; Shamanic/Ecotherapy.

Experience over 35 years: I offer training to other professionals on some of the above.

Adult Therapy - Complex attachment issues/histories, family & relationship crises, bereavement, cancer care and palliative care, domestic and sexual abuse survivors, narcissism, life transitions, anxieties and depression, self esteem issues, addictions, history of trauma, childhood issues, ADHD and neurodivergence support, and therapy for growth and potential.

I worked as a pioneer in Children & Young People's Services within CancerCare and Palliative Care, within schools and within Sexual Abuse Survivor Services, setting up new services, co-ordinating and training others, while expanding my own practice for over 20 years.  I set up finally in private practice in 2014. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT)

The British Association of Play Therapists was founded in 1992 by a group of now respected practitioners who introduced and pioneered Play Therapy within Britain. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£55.00 - £75.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information


When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

York, North Yorkshire, YO26

Clifton, Bristol, Somerset, BS8

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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In person

I offer qualified supervision which allows for the qualities of growth and transformation, alongside the more formal clinical needs of client work.

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