Grace Durden

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Dip L5, MSc, BSc. Couples and Individuals Counsellor.
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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Fareham PO15 & PO16
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to feel disconnected from others and ourselves. Have you lost touch with your true self? Are you overwhelmed by feelings of shame, or dealing with the effects of trauma in your life or relationships? I’m here to guide you through these complex emotions and help you rediscover your identity.

Hello, I'm Grace, a person-centred counsellor specialising in nurturing relationships, intimacy, trauma, and overcoming shame. I work with individuals and couples, providing a compassionate space to explore and heal feelings of not being good enough and rebuild your self-worth. Whether you're feeling stuck, seeking to enhance your intimate connections, or needing support through significant life transitions, I am here to support you with warmth and understanding.

Through a client-led approach, I focus on identifying behavioral patterns and emotional blocks that hinder your connections with yourself and others. My practice is rooted in compassion, aiming to help you release shame and embrace your self-worth. I employ a blend of traditional and innovative methods, tailored to your needs, including trauma-informed practices that honour your personal journey.

As an LGBTQ+ friendly practitioner, I respect and welcome all forms of relationship dynamics. My practice is a judgment-free zone where all individuals and couples are warmly welcomed.

For Couples:

Working with couples, I aim to enhance connection and communication. Together, we'll discover ways to cultivate kindness, understanding, and a fulfilling sex life, addressing any underlying resentments. Whether you're seeking to strengthen your bond or consider separation, my goal is to support your relationship’s growth and resilience.

Getting Started:

Contact me today for a free 15-minute phone consultation to discuss your unique needs.

Let’s embark on a journey toward healing and self-discovery together, embracing wholeheartedness every step of the way.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience helping clients with:

- Relationship issues, fostering deeper intimacy and communication

- Trauma recovery, including healing from childhood and adult sexual trauma

- Emotional challenges such as shame, anxiety, depression, and self-criticism

- Navigating major life changes and identity rediscovery

- Adapting practices to accommodate neurodiversity and provide personalised support

I hold a Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and am committed to continuous professional development to better serve you.

I am a registered member of the BACP & ICO. I hold a DBS and full insurance. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free 15 min introductory call. 

I see individual clients at £55 for 50 minutes. 

I see couple clients at £80 for 50 minutes. 

I offer a package of 6 sessions over 6 weeks for £300 for an individual and £450 for a couple. 

When I work

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Further information

I have a wonderful office space in the heart of whiteley. There is ample free parking and it is right by a picturesque pond. This is just off the m27 junction 9, half way between Portsmouth and Southampton. 

I work from my office most weekdays and evenings. I offer face to face sessions, online and telephone. 

I can take card payments, cash or bank transfers. I’m in the process of setting up a website, where you will be able to use an online booking system that will take payments for your ease. Until then please contact me so we can arrange an appointment. 

4500 Parkway, Whiteley, Fareham, Hampshire, PO15 7AZ

Fareham, Hampshire, PO16

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

There is parking, a lift and wheel chair friendly.

Online platforms

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