About Miriam

11263149_10153233992951355_7018867195715147376_oMiriam Grace Granthier Psychotherapist

I am a Psychotherapist in Private Practice in the Midlands, UK. I have qualifications in Person-Centred, Gestalt and Humanistic Psychotherapy.

I have worked as a therapist for 25 years and offer counselling, psychotherapy, supervision, training, group therapy and coaching. I am interested in psychotherapy, bodywork and spirituality, seeing these as ways of engaging with being fully human.

I am currently persuing my interests in Psychosynthesis, and the experience of mid-life transitions from a woman-centered perspective in particular.

Miriam Grace (Granthier)

Director of Blue Skies


  • UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
  • BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor
  • BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor


  • Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (Distinction) with a specialist focus on Bereavement and Loss – (3 years)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy (Distinction) (4 Years)
  • Master of Arts in Humanistic Psychotherapy (Merit) Derby University & SPTI, Nottingham – (1 Year)
  • Certificate in Psychosynthesis for Personal & Professional Development 
  • Certificate in Life Coaching (ECONNF)
  • Certified Laughter Yoga Leader & Professor of Gibberish Therapy 
  • Certificate Therapeutic Touch
  • Certificate Reiki Healing (Angelic Levels 1 & 2)

Additional Training

  • Diploma in Clinical Supervision (2 Years) Completed
  • Integrative Psychotherapy with Dr Richard Erskine (94 hours)
  • Mental Health Training and Psychiatry including Mental Health Placement of Observation within the hospitals of Derby and in the community
  • Numerous short courses over 20 years as part of ongoing professional development
  • Several years of Personal Psychotherapy Ongoing Clinical Supervision

Current Studies

  • Student of Zero Balancing 
  • Research into Attachment in the Therapeutic Relationship
  • Development of models of psychotherapeutic approaches to sexuality and spirituality

A Selection of Recent Short Courses Attended

  • Working with LGBT*Q Clients WPP, Cardiff, April 2016 (2 days)
  • Hypnotherapy (BACP Endorsed Training) with NLP Vision, Leicester, January 2015 (3 days)
  • Writers Workshop with Hay House London, September 2013 (2 days)
  • Personality Disorders with Dr Elinor Greenberg at WPP, Cardiff, July 2013 (3 days)
  • Writers Workshop with the British Gestalt Journal Nottingham University, June 2013 (3 days)
  • Zero Balancing Derby, April 2013 (5 days)
  • Zero Balancing Derby, May 2015 (5 days)
  • Laughter Yoga Training Durham, Feb 2013 Gibberish Therapy St. Albans, Feb 2014
  • The Somatic Body  London, October 2012
  • CBT  Interventions for Trauma   Nottingham Centre for Trauma Studies, July 2012
  • Infant Movement Development & Authentic Movement   Institute for Integrative Bodywork & Movement Therapy, London,  May 2012
  • Past Lives Workshop   Rainbow Bridge Centre, Sawley, April 2012
  • Working with Attachment Disorders Child Centre for Metal Health, London, January 2012
  • Andrew Samuels UKCP Chair: “It’s all about the relationship…” Derby, October 2011