Counselling Psychology

Who can Counselling Psychology help?

Have you ever felt isolated, lonely, anxious, stressed, depressed, left out, misunderstood, or that life is passing you by? Counselling psychology can help you cope when you are challenged with a particular life, relationship or work-related difficulty or mental health issue.

Gabrielle Bray’s training as a Counselling Psychologist, together with many years experience in the NHS, Occupational Health and voluntary sector, enables her to offer counselling and psychotherapy in her private practice that can be tailored to your individual needs.

Gabrielle has experience in counselling both adults and teenagers with a wide range of emotional and psychological issues including:

  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders (Generalized or social anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, PTSD, OCD)
  • Trauma
  • Work-related stress and bullying
  • Relationship problems and breakdowns
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Identity Issues
  • Family issues and Life Transitions
  • Low self-esteem and loss of self-confidence
  • Addictive behaviours, self-harm and eating disorders
  • Adult survivors of childhood abuse
  • Adult Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Pain Management

Following her doctoral research thesis on obesity, she also has a special interest in issues with weight and body image.

What happens in therapy?

The starting point of therapy is establishing a relationship of collaboration and trust in which together we can make an assessment of your difficulties and a plan to facilitate meaningful change through the use of one or more styles of psychological treatment.

Each person is different, so at our first meeting Gabrielle will listen to your counselling needs and this will inform how she might work with you.  This can change over time as your needs change and as you progress.  Gabrielle is  experienced in working in many models of psychotherapy, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), integrative, person centred, psychodynamic and mindfulness.