Rachel Grayson MSc CTA UKCP Registered PgDip Counselling & Psychotherapy for Chichester

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Other than being a psychotherapist I work part as a qualified solicitor. I have been advising people in this capacity for many years, which I find interesting and satisfying. As I am ethically bound to keep these two professions separate, I will not be able to provide you with any legal advice.

Training & Professional Qualifications

Metanoia Institute, London: (Middlesex University)

  • MSc Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (Awarded Distinction)
  • Certified Transactional Analyst with Psychotherapy Speciality (European Association for Transactional Analysis)
  • Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Practitioner Certificate: Working with Eating Disorders & Addictions
  • 'TA 101' Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy

The College of Law, Guildford
  • Legal Practice Course (LPC)

The University of Sussex
  • Common Professional Examination (CPE)

The University of Manchester
  • B.Soc.Si.Social Policy (Hons)

Areas of Interest & Specialism

I am particularly interested in recent developments within neuroscience and attachment theory. Transactional Analysis theory alongside this also provides hope that people can change, the brain can re-grow and new neural pathways develop within a therapeutic relationship and we can work towards more healthy patters of relating.

I am privileged to have witnessed the growth and change of my clients and look forward to meeting you should you decide to take this step too.

Some recent testimonials

"I feel that I have finally been able to come to terms with having been in an abusive relationship and how it has affected my future relationships. Rachel has really helped me identify the issues and understand how to move forward. She has been kind, very supportive and I would highly recommend her."

"I am a visually impaired ex serving soldier, who saw active service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Rachel provided a warm safe non-judgmental place for me to explore past traumas for the first time. This really helped me understand how past events have shaped my life, through her kindness and empathy I was able to explore many different aspects of my life and make positive changes for the future. I could not recommend Rachel highly enough."

"I have worked twice a week for five and a half years with you, only to be stopped because of my move. You have changed my life literally and I will take you with me in my thoughts and how I treat myself and others, wherever I am stationed ."

" I can’t thank you enough for your guidance and support through what has been the most mentally challenging period in my life, and I know I wouldn’t be where I am today if it were not for your help. You are truly an amazing person and I will be eternally grateful to you."

"Rachel has helped me transition from military life into my life now out of the army. I struggled enormously with past trauma and my relationship was breaking down because of the choices I was making to be able to cope with what I had dealt with. Our work has been hard, rewarding, also funny at times and it has enabled me to change my life."

"I am able to tell you how much I have lost in the past and how much I have gained from your support. My relationship with my wife and friends are easier and more enjoyable. I am more aware of the games I invite because of my fear of getting close to others."

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