GRACE Counselling - Nicola Grieveson RN mental health, Integrative Couns BACP
- Grace counselling - BACP practitioner Integrative Counsellor & Registered Nurse Mental Health
I offer confidential counselling from an experienced, qualified, registered practitioner including DBS checked and with more than 30 years experience in mental health.
- You can meet with me for a half hour free session by emailing me to arrange a time. The therapy room is in central Exeter near car parking and public transport.
- I will explain about the counselling sessions and you can discuss what it is you are looking for in counselling.
- If you choose to continue we will agree times and dates to meet and cost.
- It is entirley up to you to start counselling and you decide when you want to finish.
Counselling may be something you have experienced before or this could be your first time considering counselling, I understand you may be apprehensive. There are many reasons people come to counselling it is about going at your pace, you will never be made to do anything in a session.
You are the only you and it is for you to explore and discover how to be in tune with your needs and use counselling. Counselling supports your journey with qualified, experienced care and professional talking therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I started my caring career before I was 18. I completed my mental health nursing in 1984 and continued to obtain certificates and complete training including diplomas in nursing and Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling . I have had basic training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Coaching and, Personality & Personality Disorder, Practitioner in Mentalization Behaviour Treatment.
I have my own lived experience including as a carer. My approach is integrative meaning that I am always learning and adding new learning to help my clients. I particularly think about personality, trauma, attachment, the adult part of ourselves (Transactional Analysis) and can offer creative options. Sessions can be goal focused usually 6 to 8 or open ended longer term reviewed every few weeks together.
I do not believe that one approach suits every person or that I would be the right counsellor for everyone who comes for assessment with me.
I have worked alongside clients with Depression and Anxiety, Obsessional Compulsive Disorder and a range of formally diagnosed mental health conditions.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
I offer a half hour free session to meet and see if we are a good match and work out what you want from counselling.
Sessions run for a full hour the cost of a session is agreed when we meet and is, from £55.00, non concession. Concession places & fees are available please feel free to discuss with me.
Courses booked by Student Counsellors, NHS and Social Care and Employee support available please contact for prices.
I work with people in mental health services on a waiting list or waiting for assessment.
I offer a discrete service to people in the public eye who need a flexible place to meet for their counselling please contact me for further details
I am an integrative counsellor, with a humanistic emphasis, believing in the power within the individual as a human being to change
"you had the power all along my dear..."
Glinda the good witch. Wizard of Oz.
My philosophy is that we have unknown inner resources and can build our resilience, we are always capable of change with a better understanding of ourself. This often requires us to be brave, experience sometimes painful physical and emotional responses and to let ourselves be vulnerable in a place we trust and feel safe.
That journey isn't always easy it is one that can change lives.
My core belief is that counselling changes lives by improving psychological well being.
G Gentle approach offering a space for you to work at your pace.
R Respectful of you, without judging or making assumptions.
A Accepting and acknowledging your story.
C Compassionate and caring and having the courage to challenge.
E Empathic, in other words seeing the world from the view you have of it.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
The access for disabled clients requires me to book a particular site
Exeter city centre Thursday day and Friday evening current space & from January more availablity contact for available assessments, no obligation.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|