Dr. Gabrielle Bray, DPsych, CPsychol, B.A.(Hons) (Oxon)
welcome. If you are considering entering into psychotherapy, you probably have lots of questions. Through this web profile, I hope to answer many of these questions.
i am a qualified and experienced Counselling Psychologist who has treated adults, couples and teenagers with a wide range of emotional and psychological issues. You may be feeling anxious, depressed, stressed, isolated, or misunderstood. Perhaps, your self-esteem is low or you have a specific mental health issue. Whatever life challenges you are facing, I would be glad to discuss how I could help you.
My training as a Counselling Psychologist, together with many years experience in the NHS, Occupational Health and the voluntary sector, enables me to offer psychotherapy in my private practice that can be tailored to your individual needs. The starting point of therapy is establishing a relationship of collaboration and trust, where you will feel safe to explore your thoughts and feelings. Each person is different, so at our first meeting I will listen to your counselling needs and this will inform how I might work with you. This can change over time as your needs change and you progress. I am experienced in working in many models of psychotherapy, including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), person-centred, psychodynamic and mindfulness. Each model offers something different to empower you to greater self awareness, understanding, and the tools to face life's challenges both now and in the future.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a Counselling Psychologist my qualifications include a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (D.Psych). I have Chartered Status and Accreditation with the British Psychological Society (BPS)(CPschol) and am registered with the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC). In addition, I have a B.A. (Hons) in Psychology, Philosophy and Physiology from Oxford University. Other training includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Mood and Anxiety Disorders (IAPT), Mindfulness and Supervision of Health Care Professionals (BPS).
I apply an integrative approach to my work, which can include a combination of different approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Person-Centred, Existential and Mindfulness.
Alongside my studies and beyond, I have continuously worked in clinical practice. This has involved specialist organisations, such as The Aurora Health Foundation (survivors of childhood abuse) and more general clinical work as a counsellor in the Occupational Health Department at Kingston Hospital and Richmond Borough Mind.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Supervision to Counsellors and other Health Care Professionals
Initial consultation and face-to-face appointments £55 per session
Couples counselling £60 per session
Consultation and supervision to other professionals £60 per session
I also offer a limited number of places based on a negotiable sliding scale of charges to clients on benefits or low incomes.