Grace McIntyre

Grace McIntyre

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Wantage

Wantage OX12
Sessions from £70.00


  • Flexible hours available


I am currently offering sessions online.

About me and my therapy practice

I specialise in working with trauma through a three-tier treatment model, aiming to shift and relieve your mental health symptoms on a neurobiological level. First, we would aim to establish safety and stability in your nervous system supported through developing skills in psychoeducation, mindfulness and increasing your capacity to become more embodied. You will be central to forming the rhythm and pace of your recovery, when ready and with increasing capacity we can begin to focus more on processing the emotional and somatic based remnants of trauma in the nervous system. Leading to fuller integration in your sense of self.

Art Therapies look to stimulate curiosity towards micro and macro choices, to prompt the comprehension of perspective and the possibility of something different. Art Therapy can also aid the ordering and expressing of content that may feel disorganised and without words.

I wish to welcome your questions and curiosity about beginning a therapeutic relationship. I am available to work long term and short term, and additionally have extensive experience in running experiential and psychoeducation groups.

Practice description

Qualification and Training

• MA in Integrative Art Psychotherapy, 2018

• Breaking the Bonds of Sexual Trauma, 2020

• IFS for Trauma, 2020

• Safeguarding for Adults, 2020

• Level one Sensorimotor, 2019

• Polyvagal Training with Deb Dana, 2018-present

• Structural Dissociation Training with Janina Fisher, 2018 - present

• Ligature Awareness and Protocol, 2019

• Arts Based Counselling Skills, 2016

• Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic Application of the Arts in Therapy and Education, 2015

My first session

In our first session I will complete an initial assessment with you to identify our suitability to work together. This involves us considering the length of treatment, presenting symptoms, time and cost considerations and overview of the therapeutic contract and alliance.

During this meeting we will also begin to identify the themes you wish to work on in your therapy to maximise on the time we have together. Our journey begins as soon as you reach out, I will endeavour to respond in a timely manner and with options of a time to meet to complete the initial assessment.

I look forward to hearing from you.

At present I am holding sessions online.

Covid-19 restrictions permitting, in the future I will offer online and face to face, based in Oxfordshire/Berkshire.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Career coaching, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Phenomenological, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Systemic, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling