About me

People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons and you're certainly not alone if you are finding making the first move quite daunting. It may be that you have a specific problem that you want to tackle or you may just feel that your life could be better - either way we can work together to make positive changes in your life.

I am experienced in working with a broad range of issues such as low mood, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, unhealthy eating and drinking patterns and the complexities of relationships and family life. I also work with Cruse, the bereavement charity, supporting clients with their grief.

Before pursuing a career in counselling I was very much in the corporate world, running a family engineering business in Birmingham whilst studying for an MBA at Warwick Business school. As a result I have first hand experience of the juggling the pressures of senior management, academic study and family life.

I provide a quiet, safe space where you can freely share your fears, worries, hopes and dreams without judgement, allowing you to gain a greater understanding of where you are now and where you want to be. Then together we will work out how to get there!

Training, qualifications & experience

I'm a UK qualified person centred counsellor and a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists), adhering to it's code of ethics. I have have a wealth of experience in the counselling world as well as in corporate and academic life.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


£50 per session (50 mins)

Free initial session (20-30 mins)

Stratford Upon Avon

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Types of client

Older adults
Polly Jennens

Polly Jennens