Grace McIntyre

Grace McIntyre


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07738208846

Contact Grace

Therapist - Wantage

Wantage OX12
07738208846
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

I am currently offering sessions online.

Free 20 minute initial consultation via Zoom.

1to1 sessions are 50 minutes and cost £60

Couples sessions are 1.5 hour and cost £150

For group work and family sessions, please enquire for further details.

About me and my therapy practice

I specialise in working with complex mental health symptoms through a three-tier treatment model, aiming to shift and relieve these symptoms on a neurobiological level. 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 your past experiences in the nervous system. Leading to fuller integration in your sense of self. With specific interest in ‘IFS for Trauma’, structural disassociation and treating psychosexual complexities. ​

​ In my practice I work with an integrative theoretical model woven alongside the use of the expressive arts. I facilitate connection with an individual’s visual, bodily, and relational experience, leading to a bespoke understanding of their therapeutic process. Using the arts in your session is optional. 

In sessions I focus on the need to establish safety and stability in a client’s nervous system supported through developing skills in psychoeducation and mindfulness. It is in my best interest to support you to begin envisaging how you would like to use the resources available to you in the therapeutic relationship to begin transforming your life.

Practice description

Qualification and Training

MA in Integrative Art Psychotherapy, 2018, three years, Merit

Arts based Counselling Skills, The Institute of Arts in Therapy and Education, London, 30 hours, 2016

​Advanced Diploma in the Application of Arts in Theapy and Education, London, one year, 2015

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, 2009, Distinction

I have attended the following trainings and further education:

  • Healing Trauma with Guided Drawing; A bilateral approach to sensorimotor body mapping, BAAT, 2021
  • Sex, Desire and Relationship Issues, 2021
  • Realisation Festival with Perspectiva Group Conference 2021
  • 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

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, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Career coaching, Child related issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, 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, Families, 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