Phoebe Gorry

Phoebe Gorry

Phoebe Gorry

Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Approach and background

Deciding to go to therapy, and finding the right therapist can be a daunting and difficult process.

My aim is to make that as easy as possible for you and I offer a free, initial first session of 30 minutes for you to test the waters and figure out if I feel like the right therapist for you.

I practice with warmth, empathy and compassion which aims to facilitate you to feel safe to share what might be worrying you in a trusting, confidential space.

I’ll never push you to talk about anything you don’t want to, instead I’ll work to remain by your side to support you in unfolding your feelings however way you wish to.

I’m an integrative therapist which means I draw from a toolbox of skills and modalities so that I can tailor my therapeutic approach to suit your unique needs.

My grounding is in the philosophy of the person-centred approach; I trust in the direction that clients wish to explore. I believe we all have the potential to grow and hold the answers within ourselves.

I draw upon psychodynamic ideas – considering how our childhood experiences and key patterns of attachment to parental figures in our early years influence how we relate to ourselves, others and the world in the here and now.

I’m also trauma informed. This means I’m well versed in old and new research that helps us understand how to work with and navigate trauma in the body and mind.

Training, qualifications, and experience

Primary qualifications

  • Master of Arts – Counselling & Psychotherapy – Roehampton University (2023)
  • Certificate – Mental Health First Aid (2022)
  • Level 2 Certificate – Counselling Skills (CPCAB) (2019-20)
  • Level 3 Certificate –Counselling Studies (CPCAB) (2018-19)

CPD

  • Somatic Trauma Therapy – Babette Rothschild (ongoing 1 year training)
  • Applied Polyvagal Theory in Somatic Psychology – An embodied approach to trauma recovery (2023)
  • PCA, Psychiatry & Working with Trauma (2023)
  • Social Marginalisation and Trauma: A Person-Centred Perspective (2023)
  • The Contribution of Psychotherapy to Wider Social Change (2023)
  • Suicide and Self Harm (2022)
  • Single Session Therapy (2022)
  • Childhood sexual abuse – The body keeps the score (2022)

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).

 I have experience working with depression and low mood, anxiety, relationship difficulties, traumatic events, challenging life circumstances, bereavement, childhood trauma, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

I currently work within the NHS as part of an IAPT service and have previously held therapy posts at Headstrong and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.

My background is within the creative arts –I worked as a performer for many years before re-training as a psychotherapist.

Availability, fees, and contact details

I offer a free, initial first session of 30 minutes. After this, my fee is £70 per session. Sessions last 50 minutes.

Reduced rate sessions are sometimes available depending on circumstances and availability. Please contact me to discuss this further.’

‘I offer a free, initial first session of 30 minutes.

After this, my fee is £70 per session. Sessions last 50 minutes.

Reduced rate sessions are sometimes available dependant on circumstances and availability. Please contact me to discuss this further.

 

Contact Details:

Email: phoebegorry@hotmail.com

Phone, Text or Whatsapp: 07795 844614