Star Ginns

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Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (MBACP)
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I'm Star, an experienced Online & Outdoor Counsellor. Part of my work is supporting Expats, Repats, and adult Third-Culture Kids.

Our rich life experiences are wonderful, but I also recognise the challenges that could come with being multicultural - the complexity of having different cultural compasses and underlying beliefs, the hidden losses and unresolved grief, and the struggles we may face with our identity, sense of self, and belonging. Some of the hidden challenges could lead to internal conflicts and unhelpful coping mechanisms. If you've been struggling, let's work through it all together.  

I aim to empathetically and compassionately work with your needs and goals, whether that’s to offload and figure things out, or to understand, heal and grow from your experiences. 

A little about me
I would describe my life journey as 'colourful', with different cultures and backgrounds, and various shades of life and work experiences. Therefore, my approach is affirming, compassionate, and sensitive to cultural and lifestyle choices and challenges. 

I’m an integrative and trauma-informed counsellor. This means I'm trained in multiple approaches to therapy and I integrate different approaches into my work, depending on my client's needs. It also means I understand how trauma and long-term negative experiences could affect our body and mind - our thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. 

About my practice
I see a counselling relationship as a partnership, and our session is a dedicated time in a safe zone for you to explore, process, reflect, experiment, and discover 'you', and the answers that are right for you. 

I often lean into creativity in my work. You can expect anything from laughter and tears, colours and metaphors, to the odd grunting and jumping around.

I would say that developing self-awareness, befriending and tolerating emotions, and building self-compassion are at the centre of my approach. I aim to help you connect to the different aspects of yourself, and build a greater understanding of what your senses may be trying to tell you, so you can respond to your internal and external challenges differently.

Introductory call
I offer a free 15-minute introductory chat for us to get a sense of each other, ask questions, and see if we may be the right fit. 

I get that 15 minutes may not feel like much to determine if I'm the right counsellor for you. I encourage you to consider how you're feeling when you're talking to me...

  • Do you feel comfortable enough just talking to me in general? 
  • Do you feel that I'm empathetic and interested in what you have to say? 
  • Do my responses feel relevant, respectful, and genuine to you?

It's a very personal journey and you are not obligated to have counselling with me after the intro session. 

So if you're feeling alone, overwhelmed, and maybe a little frustrated and embarrassed right now, you're not alone. Many of us experienced similar struggles at some point in life. But if you’ve been feeling this way for a while and it’s negatively impacting your life and relationships, something may need your attention.

I'm a therapist who has also been a client, I remember this journey well. I admire your drive to create change in your life. I hope you'll find what you're looking for. 

Available services
I offer one-to-one counselling to adults.
- Online Counselling, including Email Counselling (UK & Overseas)
- Outdoor Counselling (Warwick)
- 90-minute Single session (an alternative to traditional counselling)

Please feel free to email me to ask further questions. 

Training, qualifications & experience

My core training was at Maple Leaf Counselling & Training Centre, UK, an approved centre by the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB). The training was an integrative route, covering multiple approaches to therapy.

  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Counselling Tutor - Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Creative Counsellors - Working Creatively Outdoors, Ecotherapy, and Walk & Talk
  • Sussex Rainbow Counselling - Email Counselling

Continuing professional development
The focused areas have been: trauma, intergenerational trauma, cross-cultural challenges, shame, Adverse Childhood Experiences, emotional neglect, compassion & mindfulness, Focusing (inner felt sense) and inner child.

Counselling experience
I started counselling at the start of 2020 for a charity in Warwickshire. In my work, I’ve been counselling adults with a diverse range of mental health struggles, all of whom have experienced varying degrees of anxiety and trauma. 

Ethical & Professional memberships

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)
  • Information Commissioner's Office (ico)

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 per session

Additional information

  • 1-hour regular counselling session (online/outdoors) = £60
  • 90-minute single session = £120 

I offer a free 15-minute intro chat, but if you’re not feeling ready for it yet, please feel free to email me any questions you may have.

Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)

Additional languages


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