A warm welcome to you. Discover about my counselling practice in Warwickshire, who I am and how therapy can help you.
People start to heal, the moment they feel heard – Cheryl Richardson.
Are you thinking about attending counselling?
Maybe you have experienced bereavement or loss and need to find a way through your pain and suffering? Perhaps you are having relationship issues? Are you suffering from anxiety and want to take back control of your life?
Have you been involved in a traumatic event which is limiting how you experience life now? Would you like to be more confident and work on your self-esteem? Perhaps an addiction has taken over your life? Sometimes you may feel so low and depressed that you don’t recognise yourself.
It may be a combination of issues that have built up. And now, you may be asking ‘how can counselling help me?’
Counselling helps you to confidentially explore these and other issues you may experience.
It is important to trust your therapist. So, let me tell you a little about me.
Who am I?
My name is Jenny and I’m a qualified and experienced practitioner and I work in a trauma-informed way. I’m based in Warwickshire. My psychotherapy sessions are held in Snitterfield, Stratford-Upon-Avon and Leamington Spa.
I am a person who has had my own ups and downs in life. And I’ve sat in the client chair and know how difficult and challenging it can be. Equally, I understand how fulfilling therapy can be for anyone wanting to make life changes.
My life changed for the better after seeking help. I decided to use my broad range of life experiences to help others by training to be a therapist. So, I believe I have found my calling by becoming a counsellor. Because of this, I am able to genuinely empathise with the difficulties many of us encounter in our day to day lives.
Why not get in touch to explain in your own words what you would like support with? I would love to hear from you.
Counselling is all about you and me
My approach emphasises the development of a trusting therapeutic relationship between you and me. The quality of this connection can be a key predictor for effective outcomes for clients. Because of this, I encourage you to make the decision about whether I am the right therapist for you.
From our initial session, I offer compassion and a genuine understanding of how things are for you. So, I won’t judge you and this will help you to feel understood and valued as a person. In short, I’m passionate about getting to know you. In addition, my goal is to help you to reduce your distress and encourage your ongoing mental well-being.
I consider distress through a trauma lens and this could mean obvious traumas, or not so obvious traumas, that happen in a person’s lifetime, from before birth to present day.
How many sessions?
For counselling to make a difference, it usually takes a number of sessions. For instance, the amount varies depending on each client and this can be discussed at an initial session. Above all, a regular commitment can help us to work together to make the best use of therapy.
During sessions, sharing your fears and worries can be a relief because your feelings are heard and acknowledged. As a result, with support, you can find your own answers which will make sense to you long-term.
What are the counselling fees?
Sessions are charged at my standard counselling rate which is £50.00. An initial session is charged at a lower cost of £30.00 to offer a chance for you to see how we could work together. I have some limited sessions at reduced rates for clients on low incomes or benefits and counselling students.
What is the counselling session duration?
Session duration is 50 minutes.
The right counsellor for you
It is a good idea to meet a potential therapist for an initial session. So, this can provide an opportunity to see if we can work together.
Furthermore, choosing a counsellor that you feel comfortable will help you to feel connected and understood. This allows trust to develop and you’ll feel safe enough to discuss your issues.
A safe space in which to explore
A therapeutic relationship provides you with a protected space in which to explore your difficult feelings. As your therapist, I’ll listen and provide understanding without judgement. Consequently, this will encourage you to develop insight, building self-awareness and acceptance.
My experience encompasses a wide variety of client issues. Some of these are highlighted below, for instance. More information is available by clicking each link.
During sessions, clients often talk about painful feelings. This can feel daunting at first. Sometimes, you may feel worse before you feel better as you start to open up.
Throughout our time together in therapy, I will compassionately accompany you. I will help to support you through your difficulty. Moreover, together we’ll see improvements.
Here’s a gallery of my calm and confidential space, the “Therapy Shed”, in my Snitterfield location.
So, why not get in touch for a chat? Please feel free to call or send an email because it would be great to hear from you.
I welcome diversity including all body size, age, disability, race, sexuality & gender (lgbtqia+), class, religion and political values.
Locations for psychotherapy sessions are Snitterfield, Stratford-upon-Avon or Leamington Spa. A confidential counselling room is available for each session. Finally, for more information visit the FAQs page.