Anna Grace-Jacobs Dip Couns. & M.A. BAPT & PSA Registered
6 Grove Road
Hello and Welcome - My name is Anna and I have over thirty years experience offering qualified Therapeutic Counselling, Play Therapy, Creative Arts and Sandtray Therapy to adults and children. I also offer qualified supervision. I believe in the power of therapy to change your life. I use the creative arts, some transpersonal tools, mindfulness and embodied awareness to enhance growth and support. I have specialist experience supporting those experiencing bereavement and loss, divorce and separation, relationship issues, traumas such as abuse, childhood issues, anxieties and other life transitions.
As a professional, I provide humanistic and integrative counselling and therapy, based on the philosophy that we all have the capacity to heal and discover our own way through trauma, loss, transitions and growth to our full potential. I base my work and life on this philosophy, which includes our physical embodied presence and links mind, body and spirit.
I meet each person human to human, and trust that in the exploration of our connection a way towards true authentic life and joy can be found, whatever the issue you come with.
I am informed by person centred theory, Jungian psychology, transpersonal psychology, creative arts therapy and body-centred psychology.
Sandtray therapy is a particular specialism of mine, as it can incorporate all of the above. I also offer supervision and training to student and qualified therapists.
I have specialist experience in grief and loss, adoption and fostering, traumas such as abuse, divorce and separation, anxiety, depression, relationship issues and life transitions. I also have extensive experience within the spiritual dimensions of life, as a trained 'spiritual companion' with a background in transpersonal psychology, and am an experienced group facilitator and supervisor for other therapists.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications: Dip Counselling, Dip Supervision, Cert TEAA ( Application of the Arts), M.A. Play Therapy.
Training in: Sandtray Therapy, Dream Therapy, Transpersonal Therapy; Solution focused counselling.
Experience in; Children's Therapy - in adoption and fostering, attachment needs, bereavement and palliative care, abuse survivors, self harm, suicide, divorce and separation, self esteem issues, bullying, depression, serious traumas.
Adult Therapy - Adoption and fostering, relationship issues, bereavement and palliative care, abuse survivors, separation and divorce, life transitions, ánxiety and depression, confidence and self esteem issues, addictions,and therapy for growth and potential.
Extra training and experience - I have facilitated many groups,offered training to professionals and been, guest lecturer for student play therapists.
I was manager and Co-ordinator of Children and Young People's Services in Cancercare and within palliative care for over fifteen years. I have trained volunteer counsellors
I am involved in the awakening women's movement, and offer groups and trainings under the umbrella of 'Opening to the Beloved- the Sacred Way of Heart ' - this is a deeper enquiry into how we can open our hearts fundamentally to joyful life, - It is an ancient path, whose ultimate aim is to live life connected to all living things, reaching beyond the duality of yin and yang, masculine and feminine, towards true integration and vitality in life.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
My Normal Fee: £50 per hour
A sliding scale is available for those on limited income.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available in Bristol Tuesdays, Frome on Wednesdays, in Mendip other days.. Please contact me for further details.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a qualified supervisor, with a Diploma in Creative Supervision.