Patricia Grouse, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Patricia Grouse

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Patricia Grouse, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Patricia Grouse

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My Approach

Over a lifetime, difficulties may arise at some time or another, often generated by life events. for example, through job loss, loss of home, death of a loved one, sudden or otherwise. It may also be that you have recurring feelings and repeating problems which are ongoing in your life and are experienced as anxiety, bouts of depression, lack of confidence, low self-esteem, problems arising in relationships at home or in the workplace. It is usually helpful to be able to think about any of the above and any other issues that are troubling in order to shed light on what is keeping you from experiencing life in a more positive and productive manner.
Most problems brought to therapy, whether conscious or unconscious can be thought about and worked with in a safe, respectful, containing therapeutic environment, within the context of the working relationship between the therapist and client.

My therapeutic approach is Psychodynamic in orientation. I offer both short-term and long-term open-ended therapy.

Clinical Supervision
I offer Supervision to Counsellors and Psychotherapists as well as Trainees

About the Therapy
The long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy approach recognises that many problems, consciously or unconsciously, have their origins in our past early life experiences. These problems can present in our lives as long standing and recurring, where difficulty in dealing with loss and or bereavement, stress and anxiety impacting negatively in our lives, ongoing relationship difficulties, lack of confidence and low self esteem, trauma, to name but a few, continue to be experienced by the client. Some clients may also seek out psychotherapy in order to gain an increased understanding of themselves, increasing their self-awareness, confidence and improved relationships.

Short term psychodynamic psychotherapy takes place over an agreed time period, while the problems may be similar to above, short term therapy focuses more on the ‘here and now’ issues facing the client, when it may be in the interest of the client to achieve more solution focused outcomes in the shorter term. These issues may, but not exclusively, include dealing with pressure at work, inability to perform effectively at work, recent traumatic occurrences, stress, bullying and harassment, bereavement, loss of job through redundancy.

Duration of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Sessions

All agreed Psychodynamic Psychotherapy sessions take place one to one weekly on an agreed day and time each week. Each session lasts 50 minutes.

An Initial in-depth consultation takes place with prospective clients for 50 minutes or more.

Missed therapy sessions by the client and/or cancelled by the client therapy sessions less than 24 hours in advance are chargeable at the usual weekly rate

The Psychotherapist's Summer, Spring and Winter breaks are planned in advance and discussed with the client. These breaks are non-payable by the client.

Fee Structure
An Initial Fee consultation, lasting 50 minutes or more is charged at £60.00
Weekly therapy sessions, lasting 50 minutes £55.00 per session
Clinical Supervision is charged at £65.00 per 50 minute session
Missed or cancelled sessions with less than 24 hours notice are payable by the client/supervisee

Currently, therapy sessions are held remotely over Zoom.

My contact details for all enquiries are as follows:


I endeavour to respond within 24 hours

About Me

I am an experienced Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with more than 20 years in clinical practice, having initially completed a rigorous four-year core training in Psychodynamic Studies and Psychotherapy practice at WPF Therapy in London. validated by the University of Roehampton. In addition, I completed a further one-year in-depth training, also at WPF Therapy, London. I am licenced to work with clients, offering agreed once or twice weekly therapy sessions. I continue to attend approved Continuing Professional Development and Clinical Supervision.
I am a registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and Member of the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College (CPJA). I am also a registered member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (fPc), a member organisation of UKCP.
I adhere to the Code of Ethics of the UKCP and my practice is covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance.
I am experienced in working therapeutically with undergraduate Psychodynamic Psychotherapy trainees throughout the period of their training, and beyond.
I provide Clinical Supervision to Psychotherapists, Counsellors and Trainees

I have an extensive and varied clinical background working within London based NHS Trusts, in addition to Leadership/Clinical Supervision/Management in Public Health (NHS), including working at post graduate level with universities and teaching/training NHS specialist public health clinicians. I am also a qualified Restorative Clinical Supervisor with many years experience of supervising clinical staff and postgraduate trainees in NHS settings. Amongst areas of expertise, I have a specialist Tavistock/iHV training, interest and experience working with perinatal mental health clients and their families, antenatally and postnatally.

I work with

  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

Working therapeutically with therapists in training Providing Clinical Supervision to newly qualified therapists, year one/two I also have a special interest in working with parents who have experienced loss of a baby Mothers and or Fathers who experience depression either before or after having a baby Long term illnesses Work related issues

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Age-related Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bulimia
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Illness
  • Couple Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Employment Difficulties
  • Family
  • Gender
  • Health-related Issues
  • Identity Problems
  • Infertility
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Obsessions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Online Counselling
  • Parents
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Race Issues
  • Relationships
  • Separation
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicide
  • Supervision
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trauma

Types of sessions

  • Online Therapy

UKCP College

  • Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College (CPJAC)
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