Katie Grais BA (Hons) MBACP
I work with people who are experiencing a variety of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, relationship or family issues and long-term patterns of behaviour which are having a negative impact on their lives.
My way of working is relational which means I believes that the relationship between us is one of the most important parts of your therapy. My professional training is Integrative; I draw on a range of methods including Humanistic, Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and CBT to find an approach that is right for you.
What to expect from counselling:
Initially we will explore your expectations of counselling and what you would like to achieve from our time together. Simply sharing the burden with someone who is trained to listen and support you can be enough. It is important to me that you have a warm and respectful space in which to explore what is troubling you and perhaps find new ways of coping.
I would normally see you for weekly 50 minute sessions, either for a fixed time (for example for six or twelve weeks) or for longer, more open-ended time if we agree that together.
If you would like to work together, or have any questions, please contact me and we can try and arrange a suitable time for an initial meeting.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced counsellor who has worked in the NHS and Higher Education, committed to ongoing training to ensure I am well equipped to work with a range of issues and people.
First Class Honours Degree, Integrative Relational Counselling, Middlesex University
A registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) - I abide by their ethical principles and guidelines, which can be viewed on their website www.bacp.co.uk.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with