C. Wendy Quinn
Firstly I want to say well done! you have made the first massive step to take a look at what it is that is causing difficulties or unease in your life. I am mindful of how hard this first step can be, particularly if you are feeling vulnerable. I hope my profile will provide you with an idea of me and my therapeutic practice. If you would like to get a clearer sense, call me, I would be happy to speak to you and answer any of your initial questions or concerns that could help you deduce if I am the right therapist for you.
I have a genuine passion for my work and never underestimate the privilege of being allowed an insight into someone's deepest emotions. Taking that first step to ask for help is difficult and I would like to assure you that I will value and respect you and that your confidentiality is paramount.
I genuinely believe that meeting with a counsellor is a positive step towards greater self-awareness, discovering inner strength and re-balancing their lives. Whatever difficulty you find yourself in, anxiety, bereavement, depression, relationship problems, experiencing a traumatic event, counselling is an opportunity to discus your feelings with a greater openness.
Difficulties in life can become overpowering and cause loss of confidence and in some cases identity. I have witnessed that talking therapies can be beneficial for anyone who needs to work through any problem, difficulty or vulnerability they may be experiencing.
Counselling and Psychotherapy
It is important for you to know that I am a degree qualified Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist and work in accordance with the framework of my regulating bodies as this guarantees that I provide a professional and ethical service. However, more importantly is the quality of the relationship that we can build. The therapeutic relationship is the most significant factor in the effectiveness of counselling and psychotherapy.
The Humanistic essence of the way I work is to create a trusting and non-judgemental relationship that values your uniqueness. Further, my Integrative stance will be to utilise my knowledge of a range of 'techniques' and adjust these to your individual needs and circumstances. This will support you to develop an insight and understanding of your difficulties through your feelings, emotions, thoughts and behaviours. The potential for healing and positive change will be enhanced when you discover your solutions. The heart of my practice is the development of a real relationship where I will 'be my-self' that will support you to be 'your-self.'
My Commitment to you
I will provide you with my time and space in a welcoming, relaxed and warm environment where I hope you will feel able to share the issues in your life that are causing discomfort.
My approach is totally non-judgmental and confidential. I work in a relaxed environment where you are open to share and explore whatever brings you to counselling. I'm experienced in short-term, medium term and open-ended therapy. We can discuss what you feel is best for you at our first meeting.
Training, qualifications & experience
I’m a BSc (Hons) Graduate from Coventry University, in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. Before qualifying I spent many years within a pastoral environment, journeying with people who found themselves in difficulties both mentally and/or spiritually. I have successfully completed various courses including Mindfulness and Meditation to enable me to carry out my work with compassion and humility. My many life experiences have, I believe, given me the capacity to journey with people at the most vulnerable times in their lives.
I have worked with all age groups ranging from junior school children to adults, all with their own unique issues and history, issues including stress, anxiety, depression, anger, relationship and family issues, bereavement and other loss, self-confidence and self-esteem, addictions and other mental health problems. I frequently work with clients who have experienced trauma and emotional, physical or sexual abuse currently or from childhood. I work with the impact of this in childhood and its ramifications in adult life and current relationships.
I have previously gained counselling experience in other charitable organisations.
As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work to their ethical guidelines.
I have regular clinical supervision which ensures the efficacy and safety of my practice and undertake continual professional development. Recent advanced training I have undertaken includes working with aspects of relational trauma, mindfulness, working with bereavement 'CBT with a heart,' relational and integrative psychotherapy, dissociative identity disorder, childhood trauma and abuse, dealing with distress: suicide and self harm, trauma and the body, working with personality disorders, child sexual abuse and working with relational trauma, specifically around attachment issues.
I am committed to working with people across the spectrum of diversity including culture, race, faith, sexuality and disability. I have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (previously CRB) and am fully insured for counselling and psychotherapy work.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The above list may not relate to how you are feeling. Whatever is troubling you we can discuss your needs on our first meeting.
A face to face counselling session costs £40 per 50 mins, or £140 for a block booking of 4 sessions. - paid in cash or by cheque at each session.
WhatsApp Video Call £35 per 50 mins
Please Note: I will require 24 hours notice of cancellation otherwise I will charge you the full cost for your session.
Because of the coronavirus (Covid-19) I'm now offering Telephone or video WhatsApp sessions on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
I offer private and comfortable counselling room on the outskirts of Tamworth with ample parking.
There is a regular bus service from Tamworth town center
There is easy access to the M42 (Junction 10)