Jinny Sumner BPC registered

Jinny Sumner BPC registered

Leamington Spa

07766 775179

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Leamington Spa

07766 775179

About me

I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor working privately. I work with adults with issues that include depression, bereavement, anxiety, relationship difficulties, early emotional, sexual and/or physical abuse and low self confidence. The work may also be helpful where there is a sense that life feels empty, meaningless or unfulfilled.

It is important that you are seeking therapy for yourself and not solely in response to others such as family, friends or partners.

In seeking therapy you need to have the desire to develop personal insight so as to discover the meaning of your painful and unhappy life situations or puzzling symptoms. This indicates your acknowledgement that ultimately the causes (and therefore potential solutions) of your emotional struggles lie within yourself which is an acceptance of the concept of an unconscious mind.

The aim of this type of therapeutic work is to make feelings such as anxiety manageable; to work through together distressing and painful experiences so that you can move forward with your life; to help understand and make sense of depression and to develop a capacity to pay better attention to yourself and what goes on inside you.

These issues may be explored in the context of the past as well as the present. Although the past can be of central importance therapy is not exclusively about childhood. But the interaction of past and present may be relevant. Often the therapeutic relationship recreates patterns of relating and being which underlie the very reason why therapy is sought. Paying attention to this is an important part of the work. This level of awareness and understanding can then pave the way towards meaningful change. In turn suffering can be alleviated.

The aim is to lead to a more creative, satisfying, energised and fulfilling way of being.

My practice is based in central Leamington Spa in a ground floor therapy room with on road metered parking (£1 per hour)

I work with clients once a week or more frequently depending on what is needed and appropriate.

Training, qualifications & experience

Jungian Analytical Psychotherapist; Professional Member West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy; Registered Member The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC); Psychoanalytical Infant Observation Study 2005-2007 (WMIP); Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling 2001.

I abide by the WMIP and BPC Code of Conduct Guidelines.

I have past counselling experience working within Higher Education with young adults. I also have experience of working psychotherapeutically with adults within an outpatients NHS Psychotherapy Clinic. In addition to working with adults I am a parent-infant psychotherapist with NorPIP (Northamptonshire Parent Infant Partnership: www.norpip.org.uk) This involves working with parents and their babies, aged 0-2 years, who are struggling with bonding or relating to their baby.

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£55 per 50 minute session. Payable monthly in arrears. I review my fees annually each April.

I can offer reduced fees where sessions are more than once weekly. In some other limited circumstances I am prepared to negotiate a reduced fee.

Further information

For more information or to make an appointment I would prefer you to telephone. (07766 775179) If I am unable to answer the call please leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible; or you can e-mail me.

All telephone calls and e-mails are treated confidentially.


Maps & Directions

Leamington Spa, CV32

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Older adults