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About me

I work with you as the unique individual you are and strive to offer an inclusive anti-discriminatory practice that is open to all.

About me

I have a master's degree in clinical counselling from the University of Chester. I am also an NHS Counsellor working in a Psychological Therapies Service. I previously worked with Cruse Bereavement Care as a Support Volunteer and Co-trainer on the foundation course and I continue to support people through their grief and loss in my Counselling practice.

My background is in the Performing Arts, I lectured in Contemporary Dance before becoming a High School Teacher.  Working through my own adverse childhood experiences and supporting student actors,  dancers and musicians in addition to my lecturing and teaching roles, led to my current career as a Counsellor.  I continue to enjoy working with creatives and performers in my Counselling practice.

Why people have come to me

Some clients come to me because they feel stuck in situations they feel are beyond their control, such as ill-health, financial debt, shunned by their family or religion etc., and are struggling to cope.

Some people come to me because they feel overwhelmed with anxiety, depression, grief and loneliness, and feel they do not recognise the person they have become.

Some have experienced adverse childhood experiences and realise their way of coping through difficult times in the past is no longer working and is stopping them from experiencing joy in their life.

I have helped people work through the aftermath of coercive controlling relationships, complex grief, traumatic flashbacks, Anxiety, Depression, trapped and tightly contained emotions, disproportionate irritation and anger,  relationship issues including fear of connection, sexless relationships, painful separation and divorce, historical child sexual, physical and emotional abuse, neglect and abandonment, domestic violence, gambling addiction, disordered eating, body dysmorphia, gender disphoria and more. 

How I work

My therapy is personal to you and the unique therapeutic relationship we create in each session. I listen with the aim of understanding how your experiences impact your life without making assumptions or trying to fit you into a formula. I am an interactive therapist, I will be in there with you, without getting in the way of your own thoughts, processes and insights. You will feel supported and held by me as your confident companion through the more painful aspects of the therapeutic process. I will be your ally, as you connect with feelings you may have been avoiding or experiences you may have felt too difficult to explore or examine on your own.

I am registered on the government's DBS update service and hold full indemnity insurance with Holistic Insurance Services.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA in Clinical Counselling 2018-2021

CPD Into the Light - Impact of Child Sexual Abuse on Adult Survivors and their Relationships November 2021.

CPD National Centre for Eating Disorders - Practitioner Skills or Eating Disorders  October 2021. 

CPD Andrew Thomas Rainbow Map - Reflective Mind and Reactive Brain-Body System April 2021

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

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

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

The cost is £50 per session (55 min.  session)

When I work

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Fiona Gray is also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory.

Counselling Rooms C I C, Trafalgar House, 5-7 High Lane, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M21 9DJ

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