Dr emma gray

Dr Emma Gray

DClinPsych, BA (Hons)

Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Service Director

Works With All Age Groups

Philosophy

There are always options, different ways of thinking about things that bring about different outcomes and opportunities. Sometimes these alternatives are hard to see, but with consideration, support and understanding we can always find them.

Approach

I have been involved in the field of psychology for more years than I care to mention here but as a result I am highly skilled in a wide range of different models and techniques, specialising in CBT with a particular interest in third wave approaches. I appreciate the importance of following the evidence base and keeping up to date with the most effective approaches but believe it is easy to get carried away with this and forget that there is a person sitting front in of you. So I always start with where my patient is and what they are asking for from me.

My approach is straightforward, use-able and always relevant.

Motivation

I am often the first person with whom my patients share significant and intimate thoughts and memories; I never take that privileged position for granted nor the opportunity to help someone to feel better about themselves and discover a more fulfilling life. One of my colleagues once described me as natural psychologist; I guess she was alluding to the fact that I feel at ease being a therapist, I can empathise with people’s distress and discomfort but don’t feel overwhelmed by it, I can understand their problem and know how to help, it has always just felt like what I should be doing.

About me

I am a terrible cook and have the equivalent of a library of unfinished books by my bed. I try to make the most of what is in front of me and believe that there is always something good that can be taken from an experience.

Recent Testimonials

“Therapy has improved my life in a big way. It has enabled me to think and act positively, and cope with every day stress and anxiety. As a direct result of the tools I have gained, I am a much happier person. I cannot recommend Dr Gray highly enough, and would encourage anyone who is struggling to give therapy a go”.

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The British Psychological Society
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About Us

At the British CBT & Counselling Service, we are Doctors of Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychologists & CBT Therapists specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for adults and children.

We can help anyone experiencing all types of mental health problems including addiction, anxiety, bereavement, depression, eating disorders, PTSD, relationship problems, stress and other distressing emotional problems.

For a more detailed list visit our Problems page.

Mental Health Blog

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