Natalie Kynoch

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Counsellor BA (hons) CBT, EMDR, ACT Adults and young people.
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Stratford-Upon-Avon CV37 & Alcester B50
Available for new clients
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About me

Welcome to my page 

My practices are accessible for those living in the Stratford-upon-Avon, Bidford on Avon, Redditch, Evesham, Warwick and surrounding areas easily assessable from the A46. 

The service I offer 

I am a BACP registered counsellor trained  in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and person centred counselling .I have  advanced training in trauma using  EMDR  both for adults, adolescents and children. I offer face to face sessions and online sessions Via Zoom. 

During your therapy you are the most important part. I will listen to your reasons for seeking help and carefully select the right therapeutic  approach for you to meet your needs, goals and commitments. My aim is to foster an environment that feels safe and free from judgement. 

I have over 14 years of counselling experience in various settings including schools and mental health clinical practices. My approach is supportive, compassionate and practical. I offer a clear plan towards your healing and recovery. Drawing on different evidenced based treatment approaches that are right for you.  

 Some of the issues I work with include 

Trauma, PTSD, Phobia’sanxiety, depression, work life balance, low self esteem and confidence stress
loss and bereavement and interpersonal issues 

What happens in our first session?

During this session we look at what has brought you to therapy, I will listen carefully and also ask relevant questions to help understand and clarify what is going on for you. This first session is an opportunity to explore what you would like to get from therapy, what time frame you have in mind, and of course, if you would like to work with me. If you would like to proceed, we can then look at when we can meet – I offer weekly 60-minute sessions both long and short term, online or face to face. 

Children and Adolescents 

I have worked extensively with children and adolescents for over ten years.  Working in both primary and secondary schools as the lead counsellor. I have completed a PGCert with PTUK in play therapy. EMDR Europe accredited level one and two for using EMDR with children and adolescents

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

I offer CBT for mild to moderate mental health issues. 

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a type of talking therapy.  It is a common treatment for a range of mental health problems, that aims to reduce symptoms of various mental health conditions, primarily depression and anxiety disorder's. CBT helps to identify  your thoughts, feelings and their associated behaviours to improve emotional regulation and develop personal coping strategies that target solving current problems. 

How can CBT help 

CBT is a common treatment for many mental health problems and experiences. 

EMDR for adults  (Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy)

I have completed levels 1,2 and 3 EMDR training with Emdria using the SAFE approach (Somatic, Attachment focused EMDR training)

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)

is a comprehensive and evidence-based psychotherapy that enables people to heal from mental health symptoms and emotional distress that come from past disturbing life experiences. It incorporates somatic, emotional, cognitive and narrative elements, and uses alternating eye movements, sounds, or taps (bilateral stimulation) to facilitate the brain’s natural healing process. It involves using side to side eye movements combined with talk therapy in a specific and structured format. EMDR helps you to see things from a different perspective and helps to alleviate symptoms that you are currently experiencing. 

Who Can benefit from EMDR Therapy 

EMDR therapy helps children and adults of all ages. Therapists use EMDR therapy to address a wide range of challenges:

·       Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias

·       Chronic Illness and medical issues

·       Depression 

·       Grief and loss

·       Pain

·       Performance 

·       Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma and stress-related issues

·       Sexual assault

·       Sleep disturbance

·       Violence and abuse

Counselling

Sometimes people just need a supportive space to talk about different situations in their lives that feel upsetting or overwhelming. Perhaps you are struggling to make sense of something, feeling overwhelmed  and upset. Over time this can lead to indecision and self doubt or worries about the future. Talking your issue or concern through confidentially with support and guidance can help you make sense of things and gain new perspectives and understanding enabling you to move forward rather than feeling  isolated and stuck. 

Testimonials 

 I highly recommend Natalie. She is an incredibly kind and supportive counsellor. Through her sessions using play therapy and EMDR, my son learned how to manage and overcome many of his anxieties. Since the sessions, he has grown in confidence and is now more willing to try new things.
Thank you, Natalie, for making such a positive difference in our lives!
Client B aged 11 Warwickshire 

 Natalie has been a brilliant counsellor for my teenage daughter.  My daughter is autistic, has ADHD and high anxiety. Last year her mental health deteriorated and she developed contamination OCD. By the end of the year, she was barely able to leave her bedroom and was so withdrawn and unhappy.  She started seeing Natalie in January.
Six months on, my daughter is happy again, she is able to bake cakes, go for walks with family, go on shopping trips and has recently started going to a Rangers group.
Natalie was so kind and gentle with her, helped her reduce her anxiety levels and overcome her OCD tendencies. Natalie did everything at my daughter's pace, adapted it to her individual needs and explained everything clearly so my daughter knew what to expect when they started Exposure Response Prevention Therapy.
My daughter is in a much better place mentally now and although she will always have some degree of anxiety and be prone to OCD flare ups in times of stress, she now better understands how her brain works and using the techniques Natalie has taught her will hopefully have better mental health for the future.  Client aged 15 

 I've suffered with PTSD due to childhood trauma for over 35 years and in the past I've been hospitalised and self-harmed. I've spent my adult life engaged in various therapies and counselling as I'm often "triggered" . Earlier this year a trigger turned my world upside down and I was having frequent thoughts of suicide, and was self-harming both by burning and cutting myself. I'd heard of EDMR, I did some research and found Natalie.We worked together on my traumas for about four months and I can honestly say it has been a life-changing experience for me. Despite being confronted with some difficult memories and emotions, I always felt safe and in control with Natalie, who guided and supported me with confidence and compassion. After my second appointment with Natalie I stopped self-harming and have not done it since. I stopped seeing Natalie because I'm in such a good space, but I know that her door is always open, should I need her..Natalie has a gentle, calming energy (and voice) and I would not hesitate in recommending her to anyone suffering with unresolved trauma.

Client from Evesham, age 55 

 
Thank you for the help and guidance you have given me this past year. 
You've helped me recognise my negative thoughts and have shown me not to give them power. 
Thanks to you, I feel as though I have overcome my bad thoughts and anxieties, and I can finally move on in my life. Thank you !
Student age 17 Solihull 

 “I was nervous to try EMDR and wondered if it would work with the complex trauma I had experienced in my past. However, it was a transformative experience that has helped me immeasurably to reconnect with myself. Natalie was holding and supportive throughout, and the experience as a whole has helped me so much to feel more at peace.”

Client Evesham 2024,

Natalie is an experienced and well qualified therapist, possessing a natural and insightful empathy for her clients. Natalie provided me with wraparound care deploying an extensive range of therapies at her disposal including, for me, EMDR, Colour and Hypnotherapy. In a very brief time I have been equipped with lifelong strategies for self-care and am no longer burdened with shadows from trauma. I commend her to all folks of all ages, highly.

Bette Stratford Upon Avon 2023

  I really appreciate your help and genuinely feel like it’s had a positive impact in the way I’m feeling about those things that have been causing me a lot of stress over the years Anonymous  

 contacted Natalie in 2021 after my 16 Yr old daughter had struggled with several issues including parental relationships and severe anxiety.She had been a little dismissive of counselling in the past but was feeling so bad that she was open to trying anything. After the first session she was comfortable opening up to Natalie and was keen for session 2 to happen.Over the next few months I noticed a new sense of optimism and enthusiasm in my daughter which had sadly been lost. Natalie tactfully and sensitively coaxed her into exploring concepts and issues which would have previously remained unspoken. I noticed quickly a new confidence developing, very clearly as a result of Natalie's excellent work. My daughter hasn't seen Natalie for several months now, as she feels so much better, but has stressed that if she needs to see her again she knows she can. And that is very reassuring for her.Thanks so much Natalie. You literally saved my daughter from tipping over the edge. It was a close run thing but your timely intervention made such a massive difference to her life. I cannot recommend her enough!

Alex parent Coventry

Training, qualifications & experience

Psychotherapeutic Counselling Qualifications and Training:

My qualifications and training include the following:

  • Fdsc Cognitive Behavioural Therapy/Counselling
  • BA Hons Counselling (1ST)
  • PGCERT in therapeutic play (PTUK) (Disinction) 
  • EMDR Therapy levels 1.2.3 Emdria 
  • Level 1 Accredited children and Adolescents training  EMDR Europe 
  • Level 2 Accredited children and Adolescents training EMDR Europe 
  • Rewind technique Dr Muss for processing trauma
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ACT Accredited level 2 training
  • Certificate in working with dissociation in children and adolescent’s assessment and treatment Dr. Renee Marks
  • Enhanced DBS Certificate for working with children and young people subscribed to the update service
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Creative Counselling CPCAB 

Professional experience 

  • Parenting project
  • The charity MIND
  • Working with survivors of sexual abuse  
  • Primary and secondary school's Lead Counsellor 

I am in on-going professional supervision and I regularly undertake courses for professional development. I abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Member organisations

BACP
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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

In addition to the areas of counselling specified. I specialise in working with young people aged 5 + with a range of different issues. 

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Remote online sessions

Face to face 

EMDR offered 

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer both day and evening appointments. Subject to availability.

Lifeways Clinic, 30 Albany Road, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6PG

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

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