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About me

Hello, my approach is to provide a supportive environment where you can be honest about your feelings and whatever is causing you distress and impacting your emotional/mental or physical health. So if you're feeling sad, anxious or overwhelmed, if you want to make a change in your life and somewhere to feel heard and understood. I'd like to help

I offer a 30 minute (telephone) initial session which gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you have about working together and the process of Counselling. This gives you an idea of what to expect and importantly to see if working together is a good fit for you. There is no charge for this session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified Person Centred Counsellor/psychotherapist and a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I have professional experience working with adults and young people 11+, have worked and volunteered in a variety of settings. These include: Bereavement service within a hospice, Secondary school counselling service and counselling service providers in Birmingham, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Clinical applications

Online Therapy institute (Moving your practice online)

A Disorder for Everyone - exploring the culture psychiatric diagnosis, creating change

Warwickshire Pride- LGBT+ awareness training

First Person Plural -Trauma Related Complex Dissociation

Myton Hospice -loss and bereavement training.

Safeline Warwick -OCN Working with survivors of rape and sexual abuse including trauma. 2018

FdSc Counselling and Psychotherapy (person centred) 2019

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling skills 2011

Level 2 counselling skills 2010

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.


Free initial in-person or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information


23 Wood Street
Stratford Upon Avon
CV37 6JF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

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Mandy York Ford

Mandy York Ford