Greta Irving

Greta Irving

Little Acre
Melford Road
Bury St. Edmunds
IP29 4PX

07715 552101

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About me

I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist in private practice offering therapy, counselling, and coaching. My approach uses Neurolinguistic and Clean principles using  I offer face to face and online sessions ( via Zoom)

I am also a Licensed HeartMath™ Coach specialising in Emotional Health, Stress Reduction, and  Resilience.  I also offer Emotional Freedom Technique.

My psychotherapeutic approach is contemporary, flexible and oriented around what you want to have happen, i.e. your desired outcomes.

Our minds and our bodies are not separate from each other and nor are our thoughts and feelings. We are complex, fascinating systems of interconnecting and inter-related thoughts, feelings, experiences, memories, and more…. that all serve to make each one of truly unique. These aspects of self come together in different ways in different contexts to create our outcomes, i.e to create what happens and how we behave. If we aren't getting what we want, or when we want to resolve issues, solve problems, or develop new ways of being we need access to flexible and responsive therapies and change processes that will help us gain new perspectives and develop new personal resources.

Therapy can help sort out the confusion, identify the areas that need to change and create a system of thoughts, feelings and behaviours that support you to achieve what you want.

The methodologies  I use help you become more aware of the structure of your experience, to create mental, emotional, somatic (and sometimes physical) models for your self what is happening in a given context so that you can build more effective internal models, acquire or develop resources, and create change. This approach is the basis of my therapeutic modality: NeuroLinguistic Psychotherapy (NLPt). I also specialise in using Clean Language and HeartMath, and I'm the founder of The Breathing Space.

I have experience of working with people to heal and resource themselves across a broad range of issues such as

  • Anxiety/generalised anxiety disorder
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • relationship issues
  • panic disorder/panic attacks
  • negative emotions - shame, sadness, anger
  • feeling sad
  • phobias
  • abuse
  • bereavement and grief
  • low self-esteem
  • stress
  • low self-confidence
  • emotional abuse
  • anger management
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • work-related stress
  • suicidal thoughts
  • trauma
  • physical abuse
  • self-harm
  • dissociation
  • chronic fatigue syndrome/me
  • fibromyalgia
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • emotional eating.

About me
I am a therapist, HeartMath and Leadership coach, facilitator, and trainer.
I offer a range of approaches, tools and methodologies to open up new awarenesses and insights, new choices and options, and new outcomes.

My private therapy practice is based in Melford Rd, Lawshall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk in my own consultation room, which has good car parking and ground floor access. I draw clients from Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and the London area. I also work online.

I am a member of the NLPtCA which is my professional association for therapeutic practice and have been a member of the Board of Directors for NLPtCA as well as Chair. I abide by their code of ethics and as a client, you have access to their complaints procedure. I am a fully accredited Neurolinguistic Psychotherapist, registered with the UK Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP)

  • Qualifications and Accreditations
  • Accredited NeuroLinguistic Psychotherapist
  • Licensed HeartMathTM Practitioner
  • Level 5 NVQ in Strategic Learning and Development
  • Master Practitioner and Trainer in NeuroLinguistic Programming
  • Certified Facilitator and Assessor in Clean Language
  • Master Practitioner in Time Line Therapy
  • ILM Level 7 Diploma in Leadership Mentoring and Executive Coaching
  • Certified Practitioner of Emotional Freedom Technique.

Training, qualifications & experience

13 years in private psychotherapy practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • NLPtCA
  • UKCP


My sessions for psychotherapy are £60 per hour payable by cash or cheque at each session or by BACS in advance.

Online sessions are payable in advance via BACS.

Maps & Directions

Bury St. Edmunds, IP29 4PX

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No

Ground floor consulting room, some clients who are wheel chair users have been able to have access. Please contact me to discuss options.


Day time and evening appointments available, some limited weekend appointments

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme