Cecilia Mary Gregory
Hello I am Cecilia and I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and an experienced Supervisor and Counselling Trainer. Having been qualified as a Counsellor for almost 20 years I have over 5,000 hours of counselling experience and I have worked effectively with a broad range of issues.
I work face to face with clients, generally on a short term basis as needed. Most often, clients will book a short series of weekly sessions but can choose to work fortnightly or less regularly, according to need.
For many years I worked with survivors of sexual abuse and assault and was Clinical Lead for a large Rape Crisis Centre in recent years. Through this work, I became specialised in working with trauma memory and I use both EMDR and TFCBT as part of my approach to specific trauma resolution.
I have worked extensively with children, adolescents and adults.
I offer a safe and secure space for the client to share and explore issues - whatever they are - and work out an appropriate way forward for you.
I appreciate that it is difficult to select a Counsellor to suit you and I am comfortable to have a telephone conversation to discuss things with you initially and to book a first session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been a qualified counsellor for almost 20 years and an accredited Counsellor for 10 years. I have also been a qualified Counselling Supervisor for almost 15 years and I have worked consistently with clients and supervises throughout all of that time.
Having originally trained as a Person Centred Counsellor, I am now an eclectic practitioner and utilise Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural, Psychoanalytical and trauma specific approaches to the work as appropriate.
I have experience working with a broad range of presentations including anxiety, depression, self harm, addictions, sexual and psychological abuse, self esteem and relationship issues.
I am specialised in rape and sexual abuse and other trauma related symptoms and am qualified as an EMDR practitioner, a technique which can be used to alleviate Post Traumatic Stress symptoms in some cases. I have an Advanced Post Graduate Certificate in Psychological Trauma from Chester University.
In addition to working with individual clients, I also have experience of facilitating groups and writing and delivering material for therapeutic group work with children and adults.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Recent rape and sexual assault
Historic sexual abuse
I charge £50.00 per one hour session.
I do not offer an initial free face to face session or consultation.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I generally work several weekdays between the hours of 10.00am and 5.00pm and several evenings between the hours of 5.00pm and 8.00pm. I can arrange weekend sessions when necessary.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|