Hello, my name is Grace, and thank you for taking the time to have a look at my profile.
Often in life we can feel overwhelmed and alone with our feelings, thoughts and worries, and we can find it difficult to express these feelings and concerns with those that are closest to us. Sometimes we need help in making sense of what is going on within our life’s, a space to explore and voice what we are experiencing, and to be truly heard by another.
I am respectful, warm, supportive and genuine. I believe that the relationship we create together is a fundamental part of the work we do, and the quality of the relationship is a key factor in positive outcomes for therapy.
My aim is to provide you with a safe, non-judgemental, respectful, calm and confidential environment, where we can explore what ever it is that you bring to each session, helping you to make sense of what is troubling you. A safe space where you can be yourself, without judgement or discrimination. We can work together with the problems and feelings that you are experiencing, enabling you to feel less alone, and working towards tackling those issues that are making you unhappy or discontented within your life.
I work integratively which means that I am able to draw upon a range of counselling theories to work with you in a way that is unique to your particular needs,as each individual is unique. The theoretical approaches that form part of my working model are Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Transactional Anaylasis and CBT.
The thought of talking about your thoughts and feelings can feel incredibly challenging, and the prospect of counselling can feel daunting. The initial step can be hard, but once taken, it can lead to a happier and more fulfilling life.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register
- I hold a Fully Enhanced DBS check.
I have gained more than 2 years experience working within a secondary school with children, young adults and teachers, working successfully with a wide range of issues including; anxiety, depression, family issues, trauma, self-harm, Asperger's syndrome, body image, exam pressures, loss of direction, sexuality, bullying.
I have gained experience within an adult counselling service for a year, covering a range of issues.
I am committed to ongoing training and development within CPD training groups. This ensures that I am up to date with the latest development and research within the field of counselling and consistently developing and strengthening my work with clients.
I also have a special interest in working with clients with a range of addiction issues.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer an initial telephone appointment as the first point of contact, where we can briefly explore your presenting issues, and to give you the opportunity to ask any initial questions or concerns you may have in relation to beginning therapy. If this all feels ok, then we would look to booking in with subsequent sessions, which would be face to face at my place of work.
Session fees are £40 for a 50minute session, normally on a weekly basis on an arranged time each week.
My practice is based in Harwell Village.
Whilst I completely understand that life can change our plans at the last minute, the cancellation policy for missed sessions is half the fee of £20. I will always endeavour to accommodate another session within that week if it is possible.
Fees can be paid by Cash or Cheque or via BACS and are to be paid on a weekly basis.
Please do contact me if you have any other questions or needs that are not covered in the above.