Carrie Warren

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BA (Hons) Counselling and therapeutic practices
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Abergavenny, Sir Fynwy, NP7 5NP
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About me

Providing psychotherapy and counselling services via online and telephone.

Face to face available at the Multi-Agency Centre in Abergavenny.

I work with adults, couples and young people (16-25).

Neuro-affirming, neurodivergent counsellor.

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I'm Carrie,

Thanks for visiting my profile. I hope that I am able explain a little about myself and my background and outline how I might be able to support your needs for psychotherapy. 

My work background is in working with Autistic and ADHD (neurodivergent) children and adults within organisations supporting their emotional and physical well-being. During my time working within these organisations (around 5 years), I quickly discovered a passion for working in this area and undertook many training courses and became somewhat knowledgeable on how different neurotypes work. 

After training as a psychotherapist, I found that I already had a natural leaning towards working with neurodivergent adults (particularly ADHD and Autistics) and was interested in building a neuro-affirming practice.

Along with my background in working with ADHD and Autistic children and adults, I have experience of parenting my own neurodivergent children and am neurodivergent myself (self-identified ADHD). 

With the rise of social media influencers sharing their experiences of being neurodivergent, more and more adults are beginning to self-identify as neurodivergent and are also seeking a formal identification/diagnosis.

Many adults who discover later in life that they are neurodivergent (Autistic, ADHD, Dyslexic, Dysbraxic) in later life, report that they feel that a huge weight has been lifted off their shoulders; they finally have the answers as to why they feel so different to everyone else, why they may struggle in social situations, why they struggled at school and in relationships etc. However, a great deal of people also report that being identified in later life, can bring with it a deep sadness and grief for the life that they may have had, had they been identified earlier. 

During this time, it can be helpful to seek therapy to help you process those feelings of grief and any other feelings that may arise. 

I can work with you to help improve:

How you feel about yourself

Your relationships 

Managing emotions and learning emotional regulation tools

Safe unmasking and learning to accept yourself

Strategies for avoiding Autistic/ADHD burnout

Anxiety and social phobias

Identifying your sensory needs and tolerances

Self-advocacy

Improving overall health and well-being

Process and work through any co-occuring trauma

Essentially, I use a non-pathologising model of self-acceptance and compassion to help you to embrace the strengths of your neuro-type and celebrate your differences as well as acknowledge the challenges that come from navigating a neuro-normative society. 

*Neuro-normative -

The idea that neurotypicals are normal and therefore superior, causing neurodivergents to mask to appear neurotypical

As I operate a neuro-affirming practice, I am incredibly flexible and understanding of any accommodations that may be required for us to conduct therapy. 

I offer a free introductory call and am happy to conduct this via the phone or on teams/zoom depending on your preferences. 

I also work with couples and relationships. I help couples to:

Improve communication and intimacy.

Identify negative patterns.

Learn about attachment styles.

Move through difficult emotions.

Recovering after infidelity.

Explore sex and kink and in shame free way. 

Navigate mixed neuro-type relationships.

Couples therapy can help you to better understand the patterns that continue to affect your relationship and to find strategies to overcome them; the couple against the problem.

I am LGBTQIA- affirming and hope to provide a safe non-judgmental space for all to feel free to be themselves!

Book an introductory session for free with no obligation today. We will discuss your needs and wishes before making a decision as to whether we are the right fit for each other. Once you have made your decision, I will be in touch to arrange an appointment. Appointments can be weekly/bi-weekly/monthly depending on your needs. I also offer block bookings of 6 sessions at a reduced rate. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 6 Ba(Hons) counselling and therapeutic practices 

Couples counselling certificate (The cherished heart training company)

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

My main areas of specialism are:

ADHD

Anxiety and depression 

Couples and relationships 

Family dynamics 

Emotional regulation 

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£55 online and telephone 

£60 face to face 

I can reserve one student space at a time at a reduced rate, ask about this during our consultation

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Availability is a little more flexible when working online. I offer evening sessions at the slightly higher fee of £60 for online sessions 

Monmouthshire Multi Agency Centre, 26A-26B Monk Street, Abergavenny, Sir Fynwy, NP7 5NP

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom

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