Carmel Cleary MBACP(Accred)
The Cottage Therapy Centre
12 New Street
01926 859303 / 07941 840433
Carmel Cleary Counselling
I am a UKRCP* Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist
I describe myself as compassionate in my approach to my clients, and conscientious in the time and effort which I take to build confidence and a trusting relationship between us. I am trained in Person Centred counselling, but my training and my developing coursework has given me a strong bias towards Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
I believe that each client is an individual. My aim is to tailor my counselling to suit that individual’s needs, offering a warm, caring and non-judgemental attitude. While some clients are better able to work cognitively, having identified their difficulties early in the counselling process, others will need to explore and process their feelings at a pace which is more suited to their individual problems. Whichever path is taken, I recognise that all clients are successfully counselled within the relationship they form with the counsellor
Working from a person centred perspective allows me to help clients to access their feelings and emotions, walking alongside them as they identify and process them.
I am however equally comfortable working at a cognitive level for issues such as anxiety, depression and anger management – identifying the client’s thoughts and beliefs – helping the client to redirect his thinking patterns that otherwise keep him locked into dysfunctional moods and behaviours.
I have for some time worked with adults who have been sexually abused as children, and I am equally interested in counselling those who are burdened with anxiety and depression.
My consultations take place in the tranquil surroundings of The Cottage Therapy Centre, Kenilworth.
*United Kingdom Register of Counsellors/Psychotherapists
Training, qualifications & experience
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherpaist
University of Warwick, Certificate in Person Centered Counselling, 2004
Warwickshire College, Diploma in Person Centered Counselling, 2005-2007
Acorns Childrens Hospice Trust, Loss Grief and Bereavement, 2005
Skills Development Service Limited, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, 2005,
Skills Development Service Limited, How to Motivate Clients, 2007
Skills Development Service Limited. Working with Depression, 2008
Safeline, Flahsbacks and Dissociation (DID), 2007
'Lighthouse' Christian Counselling Service, Addictions, 2008;
University of Leicester, Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, 2006;
Immigrant Counselling and Psychotherapy, Foundations of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, 2008;
Counselling for 'Safeline', Warwick, sexually abused adults, since 2005, and for 'Lighthouse' Christian Counselling Service, Warwick, 2008-9;
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have recently started a new service offering Pet Bereavement Counselling. When families lose a beloved pet, there is a sense of loss, as family members struggle to cope with their individual grief. Their pet has been a friend, and often a companion to those living alone, and when they are no longer present, people often have no one to share their thoughts and feelings with about their loss.
In offering pet bereavement I hope to give clients the space to say how they feel about the loss of their friend and companion, and to start to understand their feelings.
£40 per hour
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays, and evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I completed my Certificate in Supervision in May - July 2016.View supervision profile