Jessica Grace

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Psychotherapist (MSc, UKCP Registered)
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 6BX
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Whatever is bringing you to therapy, I hope that I can help. 

I am a psychotherapist and counsellor, accredited by the UK Council for Psychotherapy. I offer in-person and online counselling and therapy services for adults. 

Why do people come to counselling?

Life can be challenging in all sorts of ways, and sometimes it's a struggle to cope. There may be a specific issue you're having difficulty dealing with, or perhaps you've noticed complex problems that have been with you for some time. This might include anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relationship problems or something else that's troubling you. 

Many people find it useful to have a space to talk about all of this and work through it with someone who will listen – and that’s what I’m here for.

What I can offer

I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you can explore what's bothering you and gain insight into this. I will listen, and work with you to find a way through it. I won't tell you what to do, but I will give you the space to find a solution that's right for you and support you to work towards it.

I believe awareness and understanding of your problems are the first steps towards taking control of your life, healing from traumatic experiences, and ultimately feeling more positive. 

I aim to help clients find ways to manage in the short term, while tackling the root causes of their difficulties for a better outcome in the long term. Because everyone who comes to therapy is different, I work in a humanistic, integrative way, focusing on what is right for you as an individual.

In particular, I find it rewarding to work with clients experiencing self-esteem and self-worth issues. This can include feeling generally 'not good enough', extreme self-criticism, social anxiety, self-loathing and feelings of failure, worthlessness and shame. I have found that my approach is often very effective in helping such clients find ways to value and accept themselves.

I am also interested in helping clients manage OCD and other anxiety conditions using an approach called RF-ERP (rumination-focused exposure and response prevention). I completed training in this technique with Dr Michael J Greenberg, and I find it to be beneficial for many clients. 

The first session

I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is at the heart of good counselling, so it's important to find a therapist that's right for you. I offer a free initial phone call so that we can be introduced and you can get an idea of how I work. After this, I offer an initial assessment session so I can understand what's bringing you to therapy in more detail, and so that we can both see if we may be a good fit. There is no obligation to continue the therapy if you decide you don't want to do so. 

I offer both short-term and long-term therapy, on a weekly basis. Some people find a few sessions is enough to help them deal with their issue, and for others long-term work might be more suitable. This is something we will discuss between us, to make a decision that works best for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed extensive counselling and psychotherapy training over five years. In that time I obtained an MSc in Psychotherapy, a Diploma in Psychotherapy, a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Studies.

The core model I trained in is Transactional Analysis (TA), and this forms the basis of my approach, but I also use techniques from other therapeutic schools to help me tailor the counselling to each person I work with. This includes Gestalt therapy, cognitive behavioural approaches, RF-ERP (rumination-focused exposure and response prevention), existential counselling, and relational psychotherapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

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Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

I offer a free initial phone call, lasting around 15-30 minutes. This helps me learn more about what's bringing you to therapy and gives you the chance to ask me any questions you have about the ways I work. 

When I work

I work from Monday to Friday. Please contact me about my current availability if you'd like to book in. 

Further information

I am able to offer in-person sessions from my counselling room in Newcastle city centre, as well as online sessions by Zoom.  

If you have any other questions, you may find the answer on my website, which you can access via the 'Website' button at the top of this page. Alternatively, you can send me an email and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. 

63 High Bridge, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 6BX

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom
Jessica Grace
Jessica Grace