About Blue Skies

About Blue Skies

Miriam Grace (Granthier), Psychotherapist

Miriam Grace (Granthier), MA, Founder of Blue Skies, is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Senior Accredited BACP Counsellor and Supervisor and Lecturer ran a thriving, successful psychotherapy practice 1990 – 2017, based in Derby and is currently on leave following cancer treatment.

During her time as a therapist she benefited from the experience of working with a diverse client group enjoyed a wide variety of challenges and learning experiences. (see Miriam Grace (Granthier) for training qualifications and accreditations). This has included working with:

  • Therapy groups
  • University students at Nottingham University; The University of Derby; Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute; University of Derby Online (UDOL) and students in Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • Training workshops
  • Individuals, Couples and Teams
  • Writing Degree Programmes (undergraduate and postgraduate courses) in Psychotherapy
  • Supervising clinical practice and academic dissertations
  • Contracts within the voluntary Sector, Social Services, the prison service, Higher Education and the Health Service to provide training and clinical supervision.

Miriam hopes that she will soon be able to advertise vacancies arising occasionally for those who wish to work in depth on personal change (see Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Blue Skies Community, Charity and Other Projects

Blue Skies dedicates time and energy to projects which benefit the wider community and including being part of establishing a new charity within Derbyshire to help rebuilding projects in Nepal. This project raised over £4,000  in September 2015.  And was recently able to be part of a small event that raised £100 for Nepal.

Blue Skies currently support https://www.luleki-sizwe.com/ and organised a yoga class which raised £240 in March 2019.

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Miriam is a keen supporter and leader of Laughter Yoga which is a non-profit making service to the community and runs a group in Derby.

In 2012, following a life time of interest, Miriam began to create and write about the importance of body and spirit within a psychological approach. Psychotherapy literally is translated as ‘healing of the soul’, and Miriam wished to deepen her approach. The Human Trinity Principles created by Miriam gave rise to the home study Life Awakening life review course. This body-mind-spirit model incorporates Miriam’s strong belief that the client is unique, can be self empowered and self directed, and that self acceptance and authentic living is essential in healing and happiness. Miriam developed therapy that incorporates all three elements, offering sessions with the combination of talking therapy, meditation and therapeutic touch/Zero Balancing. All designed to support the client support themselves.