Mandie Bartle, MBACP (Accred), MBABCP
The Cottage Therapy Centre
12 New Street
Life-Ways Natural Health Centre
30 Albany Road
Hello and thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a qualified CBT counsellor, accredited through the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and am experienced in working with issues such as anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, phobias, relationship issues and stress, both with adults and young people.
Although a qualified cognitive behavioural therapist, I also incorporate other counselling strategies, depending on the needs of the client.
I have particular experience in working with survivors of childhood abuse and victims of domestic abuse which has given me a clear undertanding of the effects of early trauma such as anxiety, stress, depression, self harm, anger, phobias, OCD, relationship issues and low self esteem.
My work and training in adoption support has increased this knowledge in areas of attachment, developmental trauma and loss and how this impacts on adult behaviour and relationships.
I have also worked with many clients who, due to life circumstances, are experiencing an overload of stress in their lives, which can lead to depression and anxiety.
How Can Counselling Help?
At any time in your life events can take over, leaving you feeling anxious or depressed, or early negative experiences or trauma can replay in your mind causing distress. My belief is that you are the person best placed to make the right decisions about yourself, however there are times when we can lose sight of who we are and feel taken over by negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours that seem to work at odds with the life we want to lead. Through counselling I can help you to make sense of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and explore options for change by providing a safe space where you will be heard and respected. I will not advise you but will offer alternative ways of thinking about a situation for you to consider.
Please feel free to phone me to discuss your particular situation and how counselling could work for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Certificate of Accreditation (BACP)
Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
CIPD Certificate in Training & Development
Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)
Introduction to Transactional Analysis
Mindfullness Based CBT
NOCN Working with Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Domestic Abuse Counselling
Understanding People Who Self Harm
Mental Imagery in CBT
Cognitive Therapy for PTSD
Parenting & Therapy with Violent and Self-Destructive Children
I run a successful private practice counselling adults and young people from counselling rooms in Kenilworth and Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. I am also employed as a counsellor in adoption support and work with all those effected by adoption. Until recently I volunteered for a charity counselling survivors of childhood sexual abuse and also young people who self harm and have also volunteered for a charity counselling victims of domestic abuse.
My membership of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP) and British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) ensures that I work ethically, abiding by their code of ethics and keep myself updated with continuing professional development.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
£40.00 per hour
Payment by cash or cheque or invoiced via pay pal and paid in advance.
I offer workshops, which can be tailored to need, in stress management and self esteem. These can either take place in Kenilworth or Stratford Upon Avon or at a workplace, school or college.
The therapy rooms I use in Kenilworth and Stratford-upon-Avon provide a safe, confidential place which will help you to relax and concentrate on yourself. Both areas are easily accessible and close to the A46 and M40 with car parking close by for the Kenilworth address and on-street parking available in Stratford.
For further information, please email at email@example.com or phone 07527122670. If I am unavailable, please leave a message and I will return your call.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday - Afternoon and evening Tuesday - Day and evening Friday - Day and evening Some Saturdays