Although Counselling and Psychotherapy are not easily described in general statements, in essence, therapy at Coventria Therapy offers you a safe space to talk about your problems in confidence with somebody who is trained to listen and to help you to change things that you identify. As an integrative psychotherapist (trained in CBT, Person-centre therapy and attachment theory approaches), there are a range of different methods I may use to help you to achieve this. Your active participation is an essential part of treatment, I do not "treat" you, I enable you to help yourself so that any changes are long-lasting.
It is important to be aware that psychotherapy can have benefits and risks. Since therapy often involves discussing unpleasant aspects of your life, you may initially experience uncomfortable feelings like sadness, guilt, anger, frustration, loneliness, and helplessness. Following this, therapy then often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reductions in feelings of distress, but there are no guarantees of what you will experience. I can offer a secure base from which to explore new ways of 'being'.
Therapy varies depending on the personalities of the psychotherapist and client, and the particular problems you are experiencing. It involves a commitment of time, money, and energy, so do take your time when selecting a therapist. That is why I offer a reduced fee introductory session.
In addition to my specialist areas of OCD, anxiety and trauma (during childhood or more recent), I work with all of the areas listed below. I only work with adults (18+) and I do not offer couples or family therapy at present.
At the beginning of therapy we would evaluate your needs and discuss your history and reasons for seeking therapy. Based on that, together we will discuss a general loose plan for treatment. You are then able to evaluate this information along with your own opinions of whether you feel comfortable working with me, and whether the cost and time involved are manageable.
I do request that all clients are free of non-prescribed drugs and alcohol during appointments and that we treat each other with respect.
Please feel free to contact me using the details on this page, I am happy to answer any questions you may have.
I sincerely hope you achieve your desired positive life changes through your therapy journey, with whomever you choose.
Training, qualifications & experience
Master Of Science in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
Postgraduate Certificate in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
University of Warwick Certificate in Counselling Skills
University of Warwick Psychology Certificate
NHS Primary and Secondary care (18+)
Age UK (55+).
In addition to the areas of counselling listed below, I have significant experience working in particular with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and hoarding issues, trauma, stress and anxiety (including panic).
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Introductory session: £25 per 60 minute session.
Individual therapy: £50 per 60 minute session.
University/College students 18+: £40 per 60 minute session.
Counselling and psychotherapy trainees requiring counselling as part of course requirements: £40 per 60 minute session.
Lower fees can be negotiated if you have no/low income, however there are only a limited number of low fee appointments available.
Concessions offered for
My practice is in Brentwood Avenue, Finham, South Coventry. The therapy room is a self-contained building within the grounds of a residential property, offering a comfortable environment and confidentiality.
Ample free on street parking is available. There is also a bus stops at the end of the road with buses stopping half hourly during the day.
The practice location is convenient for travelling from within Coventry, Baginton, Warwick, Kenilworth, Leamington Spa and surrounding areas. It is also convenient from both Coventry University and the University of Warwick.
Please call/text/email me with any queries and I will get back to you when I am not with a client.