What therapy approach do you use?

I am a humanistic, integrative counsellor. I work on the basis that each individual has the potential to grow or change in the ways they want to, and I integrate different approaches to help clients with this. 

The core model I trained in is Transactional Analysis (TA), and this forms the basis of my approach, but I also use other therapy models to help me tailor the counselling to each person I work with. This might include elements of Gestalt therapy, cognitive behavioural approaches, existential counselling, and relational psychotherapy.

What are your fees?

I currently offer therapy in person or by Zoom, and I charge £50 for a 50-minute counselling session.

I offer a free initial phone consultation before we meet, and a first assessment for £30 for a 50-minute session. You can find all the details on my Fees page. 

How many sessions will I need?

Everyone who comes to therapy is different, and there isn't a set number of sessions. I offer both short-term and long-term therapy. Some people find a few sessions is enough to help them deal with their issue, and for others long-term work might be more suitable. This is something we will discuss between us, to make a decision that works best for you.

Where will the sessions take place?

I can offer appointments in my counselling room in Newcastle city centre, which is fully accessible. The sessions are socially distanced, without masks. I also offer online sessions by Zoom, so you can have therapy from home.

What are your qualifications?

I have a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling from Northern Guild Psychotherapy and Counselling in Newcastle, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy from Newman University. I am currently completing my MSc in Psychotherapy at Northern Guild.

What are your professional registrations?

I am an accredited member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and a member of the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling, and I work to their codes of ethics and practice.

I have another question.

If there's something else you'd like to ask, please get in touch using my contact form or by email on jessica@jessicagracetherapy.co.uk.