I'm a body based psychotherapist. If you've ever felt anxious, depressed, afraid, ashamed or are grieving, you'll know that you feel it in your body. That's why my talking based therapy draws your attention there. There we find all the things you are wanting help with. It is also the place where we find the way forward.
Based at Hanham Hall just 20 minutes from central Bristol and 30 from Bath, sessions are available in my therapy room and online.
To begin, I offer a free initial session for up to an hour. You need to know I am the safe pair of hands you are looking for and that we fit together well. That is what we'll find out when we first meet. After that, we can begin the work proper. Sessions then are for a full hour and are weekly. Fees are £55 per hour for individuals and £75 for couples. Please note that from 1st January 2024, my fees for new clients will be £60 and £80 respectively.
What can I help you with?
Life can bring us many challenges and usually it leaves us with something like:
a jumble of fear, insecurity or anxiety
the fog of numbness or depression
frustration or anger
feeling 'less than' or that we have to try extra hard
the grief that needs a safe place
the things that changed and how life stopped fitting together
going around in circles in your relationship
It's alot to be carrying, I know.
You know the impact it's having on your life, right?
You don’t know how to get to where you want to go, you might feel afraid of getting help or ashamed about it but you don’t want things to stay as they are.
You are looking for change and I understand if you ....
feel ‘stuck’ and don't know what to do with your emotions or how to feel anything much at all.
are having a hard time in areas of your life but don't know what to do about it.
know what's going on for you but don't know how to get beyond it.
Connecting with your feelings and your nervous system state is the way forward ....
As a therapist, I believe that paying attention to these feelings you are having or being curious about where emotion is lacking and experiencing what this are trying tell you is the way into healing and resolving what is holding you back.
Once you are able to get clearer about what you are feeling and why and what you need, you can start to come to the world with a new experience of life, perhaps more fluent and open and with an inner smile. This might be at work, socially or in family and relationship. You start to be in the driving seat of your own life.
For people who feel like they know the story of their difficult childhood or other difficult things that have happened or are happening but haven't yet let go of what is keeping them stuck, working with your feelings and regulation of your nervous system offers resolution of what is holding them back.
You can find a life that is much happier and truer to who you are ....
You can find your way out of the life you feel stuck in or think you should be living into one that is much truer to who you are.
Then you can live a more easeful, happy and fulfilled life both as yourself and with others.
I might just be your person ....
If this resonates or you are curious, I might just be your person. As a fully qualified, supervised and insured psychotherapist, I have alot of training and support behind me. I know that a better way for yourself and with others lies waiting for you. Please be in touch for your free session or with any questions by using the contact button.
"Grace immediately recognised that something more would be needed in our dialogue. Not just a loving, supportive ear, but an active holding of the bigger story at play. With her gentle probing, out it came - an overwhelming despair that my physical body was almost unable to handle. What made the session so potent was her ever-loving, unshakeable presence on the screen. Her capacity to hold this grief with me and guide me through it, constantly calling me back to a safe place within myself. What the session left me with was a feeling that I could be free of an old, painful story that I'd convinced myself would always be true, that healing was possible, and she gave me tools & practices to begin that process. So Grace is the real deal. She's a master in this field because she's done her own work. She has held unbelievable presence for her own wounds and transformed herself through it. I HIGHLY recommend her as a therapist through any kind of personal growth work. She knows the questions to ask and how to navigate the answer, whether spoken or unspoken. You will be in good hands". Courtenay
“I have known Grace professionally for over 25 years. During this time I have witnessed her work, development and growth, seen how she has truly plumbed the depths and has blossomed to find her voice and her freedom.
In her work she is able to marry the rare combination of insight and tenderness. She works with the utmost integrity and I feel anybody working with her as a client would feel safe and very nurtured. I would not hesitate to recommend Grace as a highly skilled and insightful therapist”.
Alison, Counsellor and Psychotherapist