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Jenny Yates • MBACP • BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy

Stratford-upon-avon CV37 & Leamington Spa CV32
Visit website 07886 082333 07886 082333

About me

Hello, my name is Jenny.

I guess you're considering coming to counselling and whether it is for you.

Life can be really tough at times and there are many reasons why you may be thinking about seeing a counsellor.

Perhaps you're feeling depressed on a daily basis? Or you may be battling with anxiety?

Have you lost a loved one and find it difficult to cope?

Perhaps you're lacking in self-confidence and have low self-esteem?

Maybe you've been through abusive relationships and find it difficult to trust?

A relationship may have broken down, leaving you confused and not sure where to turn?

Would you like help to stop drinking alcohol? Maybe a drug or gambling addiction has started to take over your life?

Whatever your issue, counselling can help you to overcome your struggle. It can help you to develop self-understanding and emotional well-being.

I've been into therapy myself - before, during and since my training. So, I understand how difficult it can be to take that first step. It takes great courage.

But, I also know, from first-hand experience, how with the right kind of emotional support, life can be transformed.

How can counselling help you?

I understand that life is often complex, yet it's different for each of us. So, my counselling approach is flexible to help you with the challenges that you are facing.

In a counselling session, I won't be telling you what to do. Instead, I'll listen and offer a safe, confidential space in which you can explore your difficulties at your pace.

This may be current issues, looking at your past or considering your future.

My role is to help you find your own way forward which is much more likely to stick with you long-term.

I'll respect you and try to understand how things are for you without judgement.

This encourages you to understand yourself more fully and build personal insight.

Together, with me as your therapist, we can work to improve your life and well-being.

If you think I could be the counsellor for you, feel free to get in touch by clicking the email button below or calling 07886082333.

Client feedback

I have worked successfully with many clients over the years who have presented with a range of issues.

Some of my clients have been kind enough to share how they found their counselling.

Here's an example...

"Jenny is the first counsellor I've been to that really made me feel she was on the journey for the long-haul. She was dedicated to helping me find the truth in my situation and to try to go forward. I have suffered depression in the past, so having a sense of moving forward was really empowering and important. Thank you."

You can find some more clients' comments on my website at:


Locations & Fees

Due to the current situation with Coronavirus, I am now only taking on telephone and online (using Doxy.me platform) clients for the foreseeable future. I have received training on these formats.

Clients needing support can rest assured that these formats are effective for therapy, although having different implications which would be outlined in an initial session.

If you have any questions about this, please feel free to get in touch.

In the meantime, I hope you and your loved ones stay safe.

Usually, sessions are available in Snitterfield, Stratford-Upon-Avon and Leamington Spa with parking outside. Local train stations and bus routes within walking distance.

In Snitterfield, I work from my "Therapy Shed" home office which is a relaxing space with views of the Warwickshire countryside.

I offer an initial first session at a discounted rate of £30.00 to give you a chance to see if we could work together.

My ongoing fees are £45.00 for a 50-minute session.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training/Continuing professional development (CPD)

To continually develop my practice experience and qualifications, I regularly attend CPD and training events.

Examples of these can be found on my About Me page on my website - http://www.counsellingwarwickshire.com/about-me/


  • BA (Hons) Degree in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy – University of Warwick (BACP Accredited Course)

  • Foundation Degree Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy – University of Warwick (BACP Accredited Course)

  • ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Skills – Warwickshire College

Counselling experience

People have come to me with a variety of different problems:

stress • anxiety • addiction • depression • bereavement • loss • family & relationship issues • panic attacks • domestic violence • abuse (physical, emotional & sexual) • trauma • sexuality • improving confidence • self-esteem

In addition to my private practice, my previous relevant work experience includes:

      • Counsellor at a charity counselling service in Birmingham.

      • Helpline Support for survivors of sexual abuse, rape and sexual violence.

      • Psychotherapist (group and one-to-one) at private residential addiction/mental health rehabilitation clinic.

      • Bereavement Counsellor at a local hospice - pre and post bereavement clients

      • Counselling Lecturer at Evesham College.

I'm a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy).

For me, counselling was life-changing and I hope it can be for all of my clients too.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have been professionally trained to work with creative approaches. If you are interested and would like to know more, please feel free to ask me about this when you contact me.

Therapies offered

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

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Session fees

During our opening session, we can talk about how therapy may progress, so you have an idea about the potential charges. This initial session is offered at a reduced rate of £30.00.

My ongoing fee for 50-minute session is set at £45.00.

Cash payment at the end of each session or direct bank payment 24 hours prior to each session.

trying to accommodate clients' circumstances as much as I can.


If for any reason you have to cancel a session, then I will need to ask for the full fee if less than 24 hours notice is provided.

If you provide more than 24 hours notice, there will be no charge.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

I am able to offer short-term or long-term therapy depending on your needs.

You can find more information about my counselling practice from my website link:


Lifeways Complementary Health Centre
30 Albany Road
CV37 6PG

Spring Clinic
4B Regent Street
Leamington Spa
CV32 5HW

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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


Various session times available during the daytime and evenings throughout the week. I will attempt to be as flexible as I can depending on your circumstances.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Jenny Yates • MBACP • BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy

Jenny Yates • MBACP • BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy