Tom Gray

Sheffield S11 & Rotherham S65
07580 045912
Sheffield S11 & Rotherham S65

About me

After years of battling mental illness I decided to help others on their quest to better mental health.

I have now attained my Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy after 3 years of studying.

Brief history of myself;

  • diagnosed with depression in 2010
  • had a number of psychotic episodes and was given a diagnosis of psychosis
  • in 2012 I was given a formal diagnosis of bi polar although had gone undiagnosed for a number of years
  • 3 psychiatric hospital admissions totalling 7 months including 1 month on the intensive care unit
  • held under section 2 & 3 of the Mental Health Act
  • undergone numerous therapy sessions
  • still take a number of medications to keep my condition under control
  • 2 failed suicide attempts

Since then;

  • have enjoyed good mental health for 6 years
  • 4 years Samaritans experience
  • previously a trustee and committee member at Rotherham Samaritans
  • completed the Foundations of Counselling course in 2016
  • 18 months support work in a mental health unit run by Priory
  • 2 years work at Sheffield Mind as an Enhanced Support Worker (ongoing)
  • 285 counselling hours achieved (ongoing)
  • campaigned for better mental health in Sheffield Star, Rotherham Advertiser, Radio Sheffield, Capital FM, Heart Yorkshire, Rotherham FM and Trax FM
  • spoken at various NHS conferences across Yorkshire
  • spoken at Samaritans regional conference
  • published my first book 'King of The World'
  • unofficially been helping people for a number of years

I firmly believe that people can and do come back from mental illness or personal set backs.

Medication is a fantastic tool in aiding someone but alone it will not solve the problem. Good mental health is like a pie and medication forms a major part of this however another major contributing slice is talking to somebody about how they truly feel.

Finding someone who can facilitate this can be very difficult. From the support I have given and feedback I have received I do feel I have the personal qualities to provide a platform for someone to speak their mind in an honest way and in an environment where they will not be judged no matter what they say.

I strongly believe the answers to the hardest of questions come from within oneself.

I offer 1-1 sessions in person or via telephone if you prefer.

There is no obligation, feel free to get in touch and test the water.

All work is fully insured and I am a member of the BACP and follow their ethical framework.

Nobody should suffer in silence, you are not alone.

#TalktoTom

I was surprised how much it has helped just getting things off my chest that I have never told anyone before without judgment. It’s crazy how much it has helped me with things. You’ve helped me build my confidence and made me realise it’s not always going to be bad.
-Sophie

Website; www.graydays.co.uk
Tel/text; 07580045912
Email

Thank you.

Tom

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Foundations of Counselling

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

My main speciality is mental health due to my experience of living with a mental health condition and also my work within mental health over the last 4 years.

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Fees

Fees for 1-1 counselling in a safe setting where you will not be judged are £40 for fifty minutes.

Sheffield Mind
110 Sharrow Lane
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S11 8AL

D C M Health & Fitness
Unit 5
Braithwell Road
Ravenfield
Rotherham
South Yorkshire
S65 4LH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

My current availability is evenings and weekends to suit you.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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