Growth for Life Counselling & Psychotherapy
Hi my name is Keith; I am a qualified counsellor with a Masters’ degree in Person-Centred Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy gained from the University of Nottingham. As a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy I adhere to their code of ethical practice, engage in on-going training, continuous professional development (CPD) and regular supervision. Prior to qualifying as a counsellor, in a professional career spanning over 30 years, I have developed a wealth of experience working with people who are going through significant life changing events.
I offer counselling for adults across the lifespan and value working with a diverse range of people from all backgrounds. I have particular experience and interest in the areas of personal growth; dealing with anxiety and stress; trauma; self-harm; substance use as a coping mechanism; people experiencing issues around their identity and relationships with others.
Counselling sessions are generally face to face but I can offer Skype sessions for those who would prefer this method of contact.
Why come to counselling?
People access counselling for many reasons: you may have a specific issue you would like to discuss or are dealing with, you may be finding it hard to cope with life or need to share something with someone confidentially. Counselling sessions are on a one to one basis, set in a confidential, comfortable, quiet atmosphere allowing a safe, supportive, nurturing, non-judgemental and respectful space for you to speak about and explore whatever you need to.
Person-centred counselling is a talking therapy which focuses on the individual, their experiences and perspective making them, as the client, central to the counselling process.
As a person-centred therapist I will work collaboratively with you to facilitate you becoming more open to your own experience and developing trust in yourself through a more balanced internal evaluation.
Person-centred counselling is effective for those experiencing a range of personal and emotional issues for example anxiety, depression, loss or stress. These conditions may impact on your self-esteem, autonomy and feelings of self-worth. Person-centred therapy can help you reconnect with your inner self to explore and develop your emotional resilience and personal identity to enable and strengthen personal growth.
Sessions are 50 minutes at a cost of £40 per session. The number of counselling sessions you have depends on your individual needs.
I offer a free initial session to discuss your needs and for you to decide if you wish to go ahead with counselling.
Whatever you’re struggling with, contact me to find out more.
Growth for Life Counselling and Psychotherapy
Keith Grayson, MA
MBACP registration no. 377357