My name is Gram. I can offer you a thoughtful and friendly counselling service. Somewhere to explore what is going on for you, at your own pace. To feel understood and approach change with some help.
I work 1-1 with adults from many backgrounds, on a full range of counselling issues. I specialise in experiences that involve relationships. This includes families (past and present), colleagues or schoolmates, and also with friends or partners.
In-person or remote therapy sessions are available, to an open time-frame which suits your needs. Psychotherapy works equally well online, by video or phone. And we can also meet face-to-face, in a counselling room near the town-centre.
To help you choose the right therapist, I can offer lower fees for consultation sessions.
I’m fully qualified as an integrative therapist, part of a Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register and fully insured.
EX1 – Exeter, Devon
EX16 – Tiverton, Mid Devon
Examples of Why People Choose Therapy…
- Emotional Disturbance
- Relationship Issues
- Domestic Abuse
- Dual Diagnosis
- Family Conflict
- Life Transitions
- Self Esteem
- Trauma and (C)PTSD
- Mood Disorders
- Personality Disorders
…and, of course, many others.
Anyone who feels distressed, challenged or overwhelmed can benefit from counselling. As a therapist, I don’t make diagnoses but I can work with what illness means to you and how it effects you or others. I believe we should always go at a pace that feels right for you.
People I Work With
I work with adults (18+) from many areas of life. As a counsellor, I try to understand both individual difference and social belonging. I have worked therapeutically with people of different ages, abilities, orientations and beliefs.
Past or Future?
Psychotherapy doesn’t always revisit what happened before. It may also be about telling a continuing story of who you are now, or want to be tomorrow, which steps out from the past into what happens next.
I describe myself as a counsellor who uses psychotherapy to help you find healing or change. Gradually building trust and connection forms the basis for effective therapy. I will explore with you how we can best work together to meet your needs.
Your privacy and confidentiality are given utmost importance. Equally important is finding your own pace. We will aim to explore whatever is bothering you in a way that feels safe enough for you. The goal is an atmosphere of warmth and acceptance, in which challenges can be faced more easily.
I believe the relationships we have (or miss out on) are at the centre of many people’s problems. Even loneliness, grief and isolation the flip-side of relating to others. My counselling specialism is on how different kinds of relationships may either harm us or help us to heal.
This is why I combine different psychotherapy styles, which all help to understand you as a person who has many relationships with others. Everyone is different, no single technique is right for everyone, but here are some of the approaches which guide therapy:
- Relational Psychotherapy
- Trauma awareness
- Interpersonal Neurobiology
- Compassion Focussed Therapy
- Cyclical Psychodynamic Therapy
- Attachment Theory
- Inner Community / Internal Family Systems
- Narrative Formulation
Practice in the Aristotelian sense … relations between and among human beings.Orange, Atwood, and Stolorow (1997), ‘Working Intersubjectively‘, p.27
Feel free to get in touch. I am happy to communicate by email, text or phone.
Ask me questions, find out about first appointments or discuss costs. Don’t worry about needing to explain everything at once, I’ll get back to you.
I check and answer message on weekdays, between 10am and 7pm, and I will aim to reply within 48 hours.
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I use a non-descriptive email address to help protect your privacy. Service is encrypted.
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