Emma Gray Reality Therapy

Emma Gray
Reality Therapist in London

I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist available for face to face appointments in Richmond and East Dulwich as well as Telephone and Online Counselling Sessions. Should you wish to book online with myself or any of my colleagues then please go to for a Live Online Diary.

I work with adults, children, families and couples and use a range of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (including Third Wave approaches; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy {ACT}, Mindfulness and Compassionate Focused Therapy), Psychodynamic Therapy and Schema Therapy. I create an individualised treatment programme for each of my patients based on what they need and feel comfortable and taking into consideration what is proven to bring the fastest and most long lasting relief for their particular difficulty.

I have over 21 years of experience and have held senior positions in the NHS and in Private Sector organisations. I am registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with The Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and as a Chartered Psychologist with The British Psychological Society (BPS).

Background & Reality Therapy Qualifications

Doctor of Clinical Psychology
BA Psychology
21 years of experience in NHS & private practice

I have published peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on CBT and presented papers and training workshops at national and international conferences. I am also co-author of two books on CBT and the treatment of eating disorders.

My Specialisms

I am experienced in helping people to resolve the majority of problems that cause emotional distress and discomfort including (but not limited to):

Alcohol Problems
Anger Issues
Counselling for Carers
Child & Teenager Counselling
Depression & Low Mood
Eating Disorders
Family Therapy
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Relationship Problems

I also offer the following services:

Bereavement Counselling
Child Counselling
Expert Witness
Family Counselling
Marriage Counselling
Medico-Legal Assessment and Treatment
Specialist Eating Disorder Counselling

Approach to Reality Therapy & How I Work

My 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.

My 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.

My 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.

A Little More 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.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Counselling In Person £140 per 50 minutes
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy In Person £140 per 50 minutes
EMDR In Person £140 per 50 minutes
Relationship Therapy In Person £140 per 50 minutes
Reality Therapy In Person £140 per 50 minutes

Additional Rate Information

I offer everyone a Free of Charge Pre-Assessment Telephone Consultation. The fees stated are for a 50 minute face to face, telephone or video counselling session. Self Funded Treatment: Individual Therapy: £140 per session / Couples/Family Therapy: £150 per session / Online/Skype: £105 individuals | £115 couples and families. Most national and international Private Healthcare companies are accepted including (but not limited to): Bupa, Axa, Cigna, Pru Health, Aviva, Simply Health, WPA and more… It may be possible to use your private health insurance to cover the cost or part of the cost of your appointments. Each healthcare provider (Bupa, Axa, Aviva, Cigna etc) have slightly different policies but most of them are happy for you to approach us directly in the first instance. Axa require a referral from a Psychiatrist in order to access your policy and we are happy to help arrange this with you. Bupa require a referral from your GP in order to access your policy. GP's are often happy to provide a referral following a phone consultation instead of a traditional face to face appointment in the surgery as it is more time efficient. With the above a quick call to your healthcare provider should allow them clarify these details. It is worth noting that not all policies will cover the full cost of your treatment. We will advise you of the availability of healthcare appointments, and any cost implications in your initial enquiry. Some healthcare providers have fees which are different to our self funding rates detailed above. If these are less than our own rate we have to ask that the shortfall is made up by the patient. Please just remember to tell us who your provider is as soon as possible to avoid any confusion when booking.