Dharmishta (Dee) Lad
MSc Coventria Therapy
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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 therapy often involves discussing unpleasant aspects of your life. Because of this, you may initially experience uncomfortable feelings like sadness, guilt, anger, frustration, loneliness, and helplessness. Facing these in therapy 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)
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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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £40.00 to £50.00
Concessions offered for
Introductory session: £25 per 60 minute session.
Individual therapy: £50 per 60 minute session.
Full time 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.
When I work
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 regularly 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 within 24hours when I am not with a client.