Dr Jonathan (Joe) Grace

Dr Jonathan (Joe) Grace



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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).


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)


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



  • 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


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Most evenings and occasional weekends.

Types of client

Older adults