Indira Graham MBACP
Everyone experiences distress. It is entirely human and appropriate to seek support.
My key areas of focus are trauma, addictions and spiritual matters, all three of which are often, though not always, linked.
I offer warm, non-judgmental counselling committed to listening, understanding and helping you. Together we can gain further understanding of what has been troubling you, work at shifting something you have been trying to change, or help you in what you are finding difficult to bear. My methods are based on the latest research and does not invite re-traumatisation, but rather safe processing of difficult experiences and the development of an inner ally.
I have a special interest in working with parents of children with Autism, who often face specific and complex challenges.
I work with a full range of issues including, but not limited to: anxiety, depression, living with cancer / life changing illness, bereavement, sex, gender & sexuality, self-harm and distress resulting form social factors, for example, discrimination.
I am an integrative counsellor and my approach is relational. This means I am able to draw from a range of therapeutic skills and theoretical tools to enhance the work. It also means I highly value our therapeutic relationship as central to the process of change.
For those interested I am happy to explore mindfulness and self-compassion practices. These simple, skilful practices have many benefits such as allowing you to put down unhelpful repetitive thoughts, development of an inner ally and a growing ability to notice and feel the benefits of everyday positive experiences.
Being in nature in and of itself offers rich conditions for well being. So I also offer 'walk and talk counselling' in green outdoor spaces.
Through distress it is possible for greater growth, wisdom and even joy to arise.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling from the Metanoia Institute.
BSc (Hons) Psychology
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are on a sliding scale beginning at £60 for a 50 minute session.
During this pandemic, where NHS staff will be experiencing even greater stress, trauma and difficult decision making, I am offering discounted rates to NHS workers. I am also offering further discounts to those medics and nurses who are being graduated early.
I offer one free / low cost placement (which is currently filled).