Dr Jonathan (Joe) Grace

Dr Jonathan (Joe) Grace

Telford
TF3

Shrewsbury
SY1

07791 859970

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About me

I am a clinical psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. At present I work full-time as an NHS Senior clinical psychologist specialising in providing psychological therapy to adults. I am also a guest lecturer on psychology at Staffordshire University on the postgraduate courses.

I offer evening sessions during the week at the Integral Health building in Shrewsbury, near the Welsh Bridge and just a one minute walk from public parking;  I can also offer sessions on the weekend. Additionally, I offer evening sessions in Telford. Following assessment in a therapeutic setting, I can offer home visits at a reduced price if people choose. Please email me for more detailed information.

The average time spent studying and practising to become a clinical psychologist is eight or nine years. Clinical psychologists use psychological theory and the clinical evidence base to alleviate distress and promote well-being. I work with individuals, couples or families to address distress e.g. addiction, anxiety, low mood, trauma, relationships. 

As part of my professional clinical doctorate I have received training in the major psychotherapies: psychodynamic, CBT and Systemic, and apply these in my work. In 1:2:1 sessions I work predominantly from an attachment/psychodynamic perspective.

Essentially, therapy provides a secure, non-judgemental space in which to explore thoughts, feelings and behaviors, with a view to changing at least one of these to alleviate distress.

If all the above sounds a little clinical, don't worry: I provide a service that is warm and empathetic, where serious focus is balanced with humour and pragmatism.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have 24 years’ experience of working in the Health and Social care sector – the last 13 in the NHS. I have experience of working psychologically with “Looked After Children” (6 months); Older Adults (6 months); Addictions (8 years); Forensic services (1 year); Learning Disabilities Services (6 months); and, Adult Mental Health (4 years).

Qualifications

Cert. Therapeutic Counselling Skills (BABCP)

BSc Psychology, First Class Honours (Open University)

Jerome Bruner Prize in Critical Social Psychology

PG. Cert. Social Science Research

DClinPsy: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Keele and Staffordshire Universities)


Training

The amount of training I have received is too large to list, so here is a selection of the most relevant.

Experiential Dynamic Therapy (EDT)

I am currently in my final year of 3 years post-doctoral training in EDT. This is an advanced psychotherapeutic technique available only to qualified/experienced psychiatrists, psychologists and psychotherapists.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (5 days)

Family Therapy (Open Dialogue [20 days])

Motivational Interviewing (8 days)

Risk assessment (6 days)

Solution Focused Therapy (2 days)

CBT for groups (10 days)

Harm Reduction (substance misuse [6 days])

Trauma and Recovery (2 days)

In addition to the above, I also received approx. 150 days of clinical lectures whilst studying for my doctorate, and approx. 130 hours of supervision from Consultant Psychologists.

In addition to receiving training, I have also provided training in the NHS to psychologists, nurses, child care workers, substance misuse workers and trainee psychiatrists on the following: Harm Reduction, Child Development, Complex Trauma and Recovery, Motivational Interviewing, "Personality Disorder" (relational issues), and Attachment.

Selected Publications

Grace, J.D., Priest, H.M., & Dunn, C. (2017). The Psychiatric Paradox: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of the experience of being assessed and detained under the Mental Health Act (1983). Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, 17(2), 92-104.

Grace, J.D. & Priest, H.M. (2015). Ontology to Outcome: a critical analysis of psychological research methodologies. Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, 15, 204-214.

Grace, J.D & Stewart, L. (2014). Complex Trauma with “Looked After Children” in a residential setting with education. Clinical psychology Forum, 269, 15-19.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

HCPC

Fees

  • 1:2:1 work

1 hour sessions: £70 (reducing to £60 after six sessions)

90 minute sessions: £90 (reducing to £80 after six sessions)

Following assessment in a therapeutic setting people can choose to be seen at home, if they live locally, at a reduction of £10 per hour.

Couples therapy

1 hour sessions: £75

Maps & Directions

Telford, TF3
Shrewsbury, SY1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Most evenings and occasional weekends.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples