Georgina Gray

Aberystwyth SY23 & Carmarthen SA31
01570 480401 01570 480401 07807 207726 07807 207726
Aberystwyth SY23 & Carmarthen SA31

About me

My name is Georgina. I have a background in psychology and was employed as lead counsellor/team leader for a charitable organisation for 10 years or so as well as having run a successful private counselling practice for the last 8 years. Recently I formed a CIC company Traumaform CIC and work with a variety of problems and issues, including anxiety, depression, emotional difficulties, relationship issues, low self-esteem, addictions and trauma and PTSD.

Counselling

The reasons that people may seek counselling are very individual and personal - it may be due to emotional problems including anxiety and depression, or that early life experiences have been having adverse effects in adult life, or traumatic events, or because of a feeling that life has somehow lost its balance...I believe that in many cases counselling can help to gain control of life through exploring issues, identifying the problem, and if appropriate, take action. What I guarantee is the freedom to talk about any issues in a safe non-judgemental environment. I work in an integrative way, and may use techniques from TA (Transactional Analysis), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapies), REBT (Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy) or Solution Focused Therapies and Trauma Work (see below).

Trauma Therapy

During the last 3 years I have been developing a speciality in working with trauma, having gained the ESTSS Certificate in Psychotraumatology and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Traumatology and PTSD - a comprehensive and systematic approach for treating complex PTSD in adults. This includes comprehensive assessment, psycho-education, safety and stabilisation, emotion regulation and trauma processes themselves such as IRRT (Image Rescripting and Reprocesing Therapy), PET (Prolonged Exposure Therapy) and NET (Narrative Exposure Therapy) as well as ERRT (Exposure, Relaxation & Rescripting Therapy for Post-Trauma Nightmares.

Furthermore I am currently studying for an MSc in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) at Worcester Uni, having just completed Levels 1 -4 and am a member of EMDR Association Europe now working towards accreditation. EMDR is an evidenced based integrative psychotherapy validated by bodies such as WHO (World Health Organisation) and NICE guidelines. I have so far found it to be safe, effective and efficient.

Many people will experience trauma at some time in their life, research estimates that up to 20 % of those may go on to develop PTSD symptoms (Briere & Scott, 2015). Regardless of whether a person meets the criteria for a PTSD diagnosis or not, dealing with these traumatic experiences can help individuals file away traumatic memories in the correct place and go on to experience post-traumatic growth.

Trauma Therapy can help with both Simple as well as Complex Trauma.

Referrals

I receive referrals from Health Insurance Companies, EAP's, Occupational Therapists, and  self-referrals.

Therapy Rooms: - currently on line via Zoom

The Cambria, Aberystwyth
The Alliance Therapy Centre, Carmarthen
Horizon Therapy Centre, Swansea
Therapy Room, Lampeter

Provision

I offer a discrete and confidential service. This includes one to one counselling, relationship and couple counselling, family counselling, group work, short term and long term.

Initial Meeting

The initial session is free of charge for self-funding individuals. The first session can help determine whether we both feel we can work together to explore any issues meaningfully. Research shows that the quality of therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor is more important than the approach or therapy offered. The initial meeting is also a place where we can discuss a counselling contract and any concessions that may be available.


Commitment

Partaking in counselling or treatment for trauma and PTSD, is a very individual, personal and private journey which can at times be painful. It requires hard-work and commitment from both counsellor and client and is a two-way process. The expectation of the client is to fully engage with the process and to attend the scheduled appointments.

But remember, counselling isn't just hard work or always serious, laughter and a sense of humour are encouraged!

Arranging an appointment

Either by phone or email.


I look forward to meeting with you.

Georgina Gray

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) Psychology (1999)
MSc Psychological Research Methods (2004)
Diploma Addiction Counselling (2007)
Diploma Addiction Studies (2007)
Cert Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Substance Misuse (2008)
Reality Therapy/Choice Theory Cert. (2010)
Brief Solution Focused Therapy (2012)
ESTSS Certificate in Psychotraumatology (2014)
Postgraduate Diploma in Traumatology and PTSD (2016)

Brainspotting (2017-18)

EMDR Levels 1-4 (2018-19)


Treatment for Complex Trauma and PTSD:
EMDR
CBT based
IRRT (Image Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy)
PET (Prolonged Exposure Therapy)
NET (Narrative Exposure Therapy)
ERRT (Exposure, Relaxation & Rescripting Therapy) for Post-trauma Nightmares
STAIR (Skills Training in Affective & Interpersonal Regulation) for Emotion Regulation


MBACP Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
MBPsS Member of the British Psychological Society
FDAP   Member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (Accredited)
UKPTS Member of UK Psychological Trauma Society
ESTSS Member of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
NCP Member of National Council of Psychotherapist

EMDR Association

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Assertiveness, Communication, Emotional Problems

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Initial Session Free for self-funding Individuals

£ 45.00 an hour there after
(Concessions available - can be discussed at free Initial Session)

Full Initial Assessment
£ 60.00

Trauma Processes
£ 60.00 per hour

Further information

Counselling rooms in Aberystwyth, Cardigan, Carmarthen and close to Lampeter
Skype counselling
Telephone counselling available
Home visits possible

Alliance Therapy Carmarthen
24 Kings Street
Carmarthen
SA31 1BS

The Cambria
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2AZ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Evening and Weekend appointments and some afternoons available

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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