Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counselling in Stratford-upon-Avon

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Bright Futures Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
Specialising in working with young people aged 11-18 years. Counselling Service for Young People, Adults and Couples in Stratford Upon Avon and Leamington Spa. Nicky Adams MBACP, BA(Hons), MNCS (Acc). Counsellor / Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I am a fully qualified, registered and insured Counsellor. DBS checked. If life is a struggle right now, get in touch and we can work together to make life happier.. I am an integrative therapist, working in a solution / client centred way using a range of approaches including CBT and Mindfulness to help relieve your emotional distress.
Specialising in working with young people aged 11-18 years. Counselling Service for Young People, Adults and Couples in Stratford Upon Avon and Leamington Spa. Nicky Adams MBACP, BA(Hons), MNCS (Acc). Counsellor / Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I am a fully qualified, registered and insured Counsellor. DBS checked. If life is a struggle right now, get in touch and we can work together to make life happier.. I am an integrative therapist, working in a solution / client centred way using a range of approaches including CBT and Mindfulness to help relieve your emotional distress.
01789 331117 View 01789 331117
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Fiona Adams
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
Additional training keeps up to date with new techniques including mindfulness, ACT.
Hello and welcome. Sometimes life just doesn't go the way we would like it to go, with the everyday struggles that can sometimes just feel too much. At times the challenges of life can make us feel out of control, leaving us feeling lost, anxious, scared, depressed or even angry. At Footsteps counselling, I offer a safe and confidential space that will allow you to work through your struggles and explore your thoughts and feelings in a calm, confidential and supportive setting. I can help you to gain insight and understanding on what it is that may be making you feel the way you do, and help you through those difficult times.
Additional training keeps up to date with new techniques including mindfulness, ACT.
Hello and welcome. Sometimes life just doesn't go the way we would like it to go, with the everyday struggles that can sometimes just feel too much. At times the challenges of life can make us feel out of control, leaving us feeling lost, anxious, scared, depressed or even angry. At Footsteps counselling, I offer a safe and confidential space that will allow you to work through your struggles and explore your thoughts and feelings in a calm, confidential and supportive setting. I can help you to gain insight and understanding on what it is that may be making you feel the way you do, and help you through those difficult times.
01926 357142 View 01926 357142
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Martin Hewitt
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
Waitlist for new clients
I am a wellbeing coach. My training is in counselling, positive psychology and nlp. My aim is to help clients to discover pathways to being both well and successful. I worked for 20 years counselling in a religious context, and subsequently 15 years as a wellbeing coach in secondary education working with teenagers and adults. I am also a qualified mindfulness teacher. Recently I have worked particularly with clients struggling with anxiety, stress, depression and bereavement. I have also worked with young people coming to terms with ADHD, ASD and associated learning and behavioural challenges.
I am a wellbeing coach. My training is in counselling, positive psychology and nlp. My aim is to help clients to discover pathways to being both well and successful. I worked for 20 years counselling in a religious context, and subsequently 15 years as a wellbeing coach in secondary education working with teenagers and adults. I am also a qualified mindfulness teacher. Recently I have worked particularly with clients struggling with anxiety, stress, depression and bereavement. I have also worked with young people coming to terms with ADHD, ASD and associated learning and behavioural challenges.
01926 963175 View 01926 963175
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Essential Minds
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
My Background I worked in the corporate sector for 25 years, running my own recruitment business and deriving great satisfaction from the challenge of this industry. However, over time, I noticed how people can end up feeling trapped, overburdened by mental health issues that they didn’t feel they could communicate to others. I also struggled in my own way, which is what led me to learn as much as possible about personal development – a journey that began in 1993. Since then, I have always wanted to dedicate myself to educating those experiencing the same issues and supporting them manage their well-being more effectively. As
My Background I worked in the corporate sector for 25 years, running my own recruitment business and deriving great satisfaction from the challenge of this industry. However, over time, I noticed how people can end up feeling trapped, overburdened by mental health issues that they didn’t feel they could communicate to others. I also struggled in my own way, which is what led me to learn as much as possible about personal development – a journey that began in 1993. Since then, I have always wanted to dedicate myself to educating those experiencing the same issues and supporting them manage their well-being more effectively. As
01789 337286 View 01789 337286
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Heather Shipley
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
I am a highly qualified Clinical Supervisor and Counsellor who is passionate about supporting my clients. My aim is to create a trusting, safe and comfortable space for you to be able to express your concerns. By combining my variety of skills and experience, I am able to tailor my therapy to suit your needs. I have experience with children and adolescents (Cover Teacher and Nurture Lead) charities, social services and other agencies), as well as extensive work with adults (including menopause) and couples in my private practice and working with an employee assistance programme.
I am a highly qualified Clinical Supervisor and Counsellor who is passionate about supporting my clients. My aim is to create a trusting, safe and comfortable space for you to be able to express your concerns. By combining my variety of skills and experience, I am able to tailor my therapy to suit your needs. I have experience with children and adolescents (Cover Teacher and Nurture Lead) charities, social services and other agencies), as well as extensive work with adults (including menopause) and couples in my private practice and working with an employee assistance programme.
01789 331153 View 01789 331153
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Ian Richards
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist and hold the ATSAC professional Certificate for Treating Sexual Addiction. I work with individuals who are struggling with compulsive sexual behaviours including paraphiliac urges. These can range from, viewing online Pornography, having multiple sexual encounters or sexual urges towards children.  I also work with the partners of addicted individuals suffering from these behaviours. I have vast clinical experience of working with men who have committed sexual online or contact offence's. I offer therapy sessions in Stratford-upon-Avon and Nationally via Zoom.
I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist and hold the ATSAC professional Certificate for Treating Sexual Addiction. I work with individuals who are struggling with compulsive sexual behaviours including paraphiliac urges. These can range from, viewing online Pornography, having multiple sexual encounters or sexual urges towards children.  I also work with the partners of addicted individuals suffering from these behaviours. I have vast clinical experience of working with men who have committed sexual online or contact offence's. I offer therapy sessions in Stratford-upon-Avon and Nationally via Zoom.
01789 331276 View 01789 331276
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Angie Walker
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
My passion is to confidentially and non-judgementally help you clarify those aspects that cause distress, suffering, confusion or anger that lead you to feel stuck, and desperate. A professional listening ear and exploring our options and choices helps come to terms with issues, enabling handling life’s challenges with confidence. Using various approaches, including CBT, I help you with issues such as undue stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, couples therapy, negative thoughts and much more.. We work out what is troubling you, helping you to make sense of things, as we develop your own personal plan of therapy.
My passion is to confidentially and non-judgementally help you clarify those aspects that cause distress, suffering, confusion or anger that lead you to feel stuck, and desperate. A professional listening ear and exploring our options and choices helps come to terms with issues, enabling handling life’s challenges with confidence. Using various approaches, including CBT, I help you with issues such as undue stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, couples therapy, negative thoughts and much more.. We work out what is troubling you, helping you to make sense of things, as we develop your own personal plan of therapy.
01789 331167 View 01789 331167
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Helen Louise Brown
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
Trauma Specialist: My name is Helen. I'm a warm, empathic, fully qualified and experienced integrative adult & child psychotherapist. I'm passionate about supporting people through periods of 'stuckness', distress and overwhelm. I am highly skilled in trauma work and a wide range of mental health conditions. I have previously worked in mental health hospitals practising on both addiction and general psychiatry units and in schools. If you're struggling and need a safe space to address your distress, then I'm here for you. From me, you will receive genuine empathy, non-judgmental warmth and a safe environment in which to explore.
Trauma Specialist: My name is Helen. I'm a warm, empathic, fully qualified and experienced integrative adult & child psychotherapist. I'm passionate about supporting people through periods of 'stuckness', distress and overwhelm. I am highly skilled in trauma work and a wide range of mental health conditions. I have previously worked in mental health hospitals practising on both addiction and general psychiatry units and in schools. If you're struggling and need a safe space to address your distress, then I'm here for you. From me, you will receive genuine empathy, non-judgmental warmth and a safe environment in which to explore.
01223 658789 View 01223 658789
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Daryl Nicholas Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
As an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, I have undergone extensive training which brings together effective contemporary approaches to therapy, drawing from a variety of models to suit your individual needs. I have over sixteen years experience supporting adults and young people to address a range of issues, including: anxiety/panic, depression, stress, loss and bereavement, identity issues, sexuality, trauma/abuse, low self-esteem, relationship issues, life transitions and careers and life direction. I also offer the comprehensive 'INSIGHT self-discovery programmes' (visit darylnicholas.com for more details).
As an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, I have undergone extensive training which brings together effective contemporary approaches to therapy, drawing from a variety of models to suit your individual needs. I have over sixteen years experience supporting adults and young people to address a range of issues, including: anxiety/panic, depression, stress, loss and bereavement, identity issues, sexuality, trauma/abuse, low self-esteem, relationship issues, life transitions and careers and life direction. I also offer the comprehensive 'INSIGHT self-discovery programmes' (visit darylnicholas.com for more details).
01926 800596 View 01926 800596
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Therapy Centre Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
Everyone faces challenges, dilemmas, fears, problems and issues in their lives. Sometimes we can manage to cope. Sometimes our usual coping methods don't seem to work. We find ourselves struggling and we need someone to talk to, someone who will listen and to somewhere we can talk about our feelings and thoughts and to explore opportunities for change - to get our lives back on track again.
Everyone faces challenges, dilemmas, fears, problems and issues in their lives. Sometimes we can manage to cope. Sometimes our usual coping methods don't seem to work. We find ourselves struggling and we need someone to talk to, someone who will listen and to somewhere we can talk about our feelings and thoughts and to explore opportunities for change - to get our lives back on track again.
07480 537425 View 07480 537425
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Sasha Hvidsten
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
I am a child and adolescent psychiatrist and see patients for concerns such as ADHD, autism and Tourettes / tic disorders. I work with a team of nurses and therapists to deliver a holistic approach to suit your needs. We have a clinic within a period property in the worcestershire countryside that is quiet and relaxing. We offer assessment and treatment, for autism, ADHD, anxiety and depression, Tics and Tourette's, The correct diagnosis is really important in order to get the right help. Our support doesn't end with diagnosis - we are here until you don't need us anymore.
I am a child and adolescent psychiatrist and see patients for concerns such as ADHD, autism and Tourettes / tic disorders. I work with a team of nurses and therapists to deliver a holistic approach to suit your needs. We have a clinic within a period property in the worcestershire countryside that is quiet and relaxing. We offer assessment and treatment, for autism, ADHD, anxiety and depression, Tics and Tourette's, The correct diagnosis is really important in order to get the right help. Our support doesn't end with diagnosis - we are here until you don't need us anymore.
01527 919209 View 01527 919209
Natalie Kynoch counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
Hello my name is Natalie. I offer therapy for children, adolescent's and adults. I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I have been in practice for over ten years. I offer Cognitive behavioural therapy(CBT), Counselling , Eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR) and Creative Counselling. I work both online and face to face. The approach used will depend on what works best with your issue and your own personal preference. If you are unsure, what may be the most helpful do not worry, this is explored fully at your intial sessions.
Hello my name is Natalie. I offer therapy for children, adolescent's and adults. I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I have been in practice for over ten years. I offer Cognitive behavioural therapy(CBT), Counselling , Eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR) and Creative Counselling. I work both online and face to face. The approach used will depend on what works best with your issue and your own personal preference. If you are unsure, what may be the most helpful do not worry, this is explored fully at your intial sessions.
01223 919487 View 01223 919487
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Therapy Centre Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
Therapy Centre Services provides affordable and accessible counselling sessions for clients across the UK via Zoom or telephone. We know how difficult it can be to reach out for help, or to think about counselling, and provide a confidential and safe place for you to talk to one of our Counsellors. All of our team work in a non-judgemental way, listening to you, hearing you and helping you to work through the issues that you are experiencing.
Therapy Centre Services provides affordable and accessible counselling sessions for clients across the UK via Zoom or telephone. We know how difficult it can be to reach out for help, or to think about counselling, and provide a confidential and safe place for you to talk to one of our Counsellors. All of our team work in a non-judgemental way, listening to you, hearing you and helping you to work through the issues that you are experiencing.
01386 576960 View 01386 576960
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Lucy Shah
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37  (Online Only)
As a Person Centred, Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist, I incorporate within my approach alternative, accessible & preventative therapeutic styles & tools that have proven to be of great benefit to the overall mental health & wellbeing of clients I have had the privilege of supporting within their journey of healing. My methodology combines a range of effective approaches including education & empowerment by developing an emotional understanding & acceptance of self. My approach to therapy also greatly encourages self-love, confidence, care, resilience & reliance.
As a Person Centred, Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist, I incorporate within my approach alternative, accessible & preventative therapeutic styles & tools that have proven to be of great benefit to the overall mental health & wellbeing of clients I have had the privilege of supporting within their journey of healing. My methodology combines a range of effective approaches including education & empowerment by developing an emotional understanding & acceptance of self. My approach to therapy also greatly encourages self-love, confidence, care, resilience & reliance.
01564 331049 View 01564 331049
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Katie Brazier
Counsellor, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
I’m Katie, your partner in transformation. If you are experiencing Anxiety or Stress, Addictions or Compulsive Behaviours, Sleep Issues or Past Trauma then I can help. With over 15 years of experience in my private practice, I’ve dedicated my life to helping busy individuals like you achieve emotional health, calm, control, and happiness.
I’m Katie, your partner in transformation. If you are experiencing Anxiety or Stress, Addictions or Compulsive Behaviours, Sleep Issues or Past Trauma then I can help. With over 15 years of experience in my private practice, I’ve dedicated my life to helping busy individuals like you achieve emotional health, calm, control, and happiness.
01926 353660 View 01926 353660
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Fiona de Swardt
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
I understand that considering to approach someone to discuss private and intimate matters is not easy, but this can be life changing. Experiencing emotional difficulties that affect your moods and behaviour are more common than you think. This can significantly impact a wide range of aspects in your day-to-day life and relationships. Therapy is often an effective way to reach a better understanding of yourself and the causes of your emotional discomfort. It may also help you to find the best way forward to overcome challenges and move on to experience meaningful life improvements simultaneously alleviating pressures and stress.
I understand that considering to approach someone to discuss private and intimate matters is not easy, but this can be life changing. Experiencing emotional difficulties that affect your moods and behaviour are more common than you think. This can significantly impact a wide range of aspects in your day-to-day life and relationships. Therapy is often an effective way to reach a better understanding of yourself and the causes of your emotional discomfort. It may also help you to find the best way forward to overcome challenges and move on to experience meaningful life improvements simultaneously alleviating pressures and stress.
01926 351762 View 01926 351762
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Gemma Jones
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
Hi, my name is Gemma and I’m a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years experience in the NHS and independent practise. I specialise in supporting people who are experiencing psychological difficulties due to a physical health problem, perhaps from illness, injury, a medical problem or a long -term condition. I have particular interest and expertise in pain management, oncology, palliative care and women's health (e.g. peri-menopause, fertility).
Hi, my name is Gemma and I’m a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years experience in the NHS and independent practise. I specialise in supporting people who are experiencing psychological difficulties due to a physical health problem, perhaps from illness, injury, a medical problem or a long -term condition. I have particular interest and expertise in pain management, oncology, palliative care and women's health (e.g. peri-menopause, fertility).
0121 817 7916 View 0121 817 7916
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Sinead Carroll
Psychologist, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
I am a chartered forensic psychologist with 20 yrs’ experience of working with people with a history of mental illness, emotional disturbance, personality difficulties, learning difficulties, offending behaviour, and other psychological difficulties. I trained and supervised a range of healthcare professionals across the UK. Working with both male, female and non-binary clients, my aim is to personalise therapy to individual client needs, having a proven track record in positive outcomes for people experiencing emotional difficulties. I understand the importance for clients to feel safe, to connect with their values, and others.
I am a chartered forensic psychologist with 20 yrs’ experience of working with people with a history of mental illness, emotional disturbance, personality difficulties, learning difficulties, offending behaviour, and other psychological difficulties. I trained and supervised a range of healthcare professionals across the UK. Working with both male, female and non-binary clients, my aim is to personalise therapy to individual client needs, having a proven track record in positive outcomes for people experiencing emotional difficulties. I understand the importance for clients to feel safe, to connect with their values, and others.
07403 928506 View 07403 928506
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Jeannie Emma Therapy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
Hello, I'd like to introduce myself. I am a licensed Psychotherapeutic Counsellor specializing in Anxiety disorders, depression, self-harm, ADHD, and rejection, abandonment and grief. I work with relationship and communication problems, including those recovering from or going through divorce, affairs. I also can work with issues around low self esteem, a lack of sense of self, female issues including fertility difficulties, miscarriage, also post partum depression, and post abortion problems. If you are or have experienced domestic abuse and want to talk about it, I'm here, I work very empathically.
Hello, I'd like to introduce myself. I am a licensed Psychotherapeutic Counsellor specializing in Anxiety disorders, depression, self-harm, ADHD, and rejection, abandonment and grief. I work with relationship and communication problems, including those recovering from or going through divorce, affairs. I also can work with issues around low self esteem, a lack of sense of self, female issues including fertility difficulties, miscarriage, also post partum depression, and post abortion problems. If you are or have experienced domestic abuse and want to talk about it, I'm here, I work very empathically.
01608 695520 View 01608 695520

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Lucy Clarkson, FdSc, MBACP
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wellesbourne CV35
Informed by Humanistic Psychology, Trauma Awareness, Psychodynamic analysis, CBT, Mindfulness and Intuitive Coaching to offer solution focused personal development.
When life feels messy seeking help takes courage and strength. You might be feeling overwhelmed in your daily life, or experiencing complications in your relationships. Maybe you have experienced a life-changing event like a loss, a divorce, a betrayal, an illness, stress, or a family conflict. Perhaps you're worrying about your son or daughter and need some clarity. I work with adults & young people (16+) wanting to reflect on thoughts, feelings and behaviours, to understand some of the unanswered questions buzzing around our busy minds. In time, things become clearer & positive changes can be made.
Informed by Humanistic Psychology, Trauma Awareness, Psychodynamic analysis, CBT, Mindfulness and Intuitive Coaching to offer solution focused personal development.
When life feels messy seeking help takes courage and strength. You might be feeling overwhelmed in your daily life, or experiencing complications in your relationships. Maybe you have experienced a life-changing event like a loss, a divorce, a betrayal, an illness, stress, or a family conflict. Perhaps you're worrying about your son or daughter and need some clarity. I work with adults & young people (16+) wanting to reflect on thoughts, feelings and behaviours, to understand some of the unanswered questions buzzing around our busy minds. In time, things become clearer & positive changes can be made.
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Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counsellors

How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy work?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy originated in the work of John Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He developed mindfulness-based stress reduction, which is a technique found in yoga and meditation. MBCT is a combination of this type of stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy; it essentially quiets emotional distress through mindfulness, utilizing proper breathing and meditation. These techniques aim to bring the individual into the present moment when in a state of distress.

When do I know if I need treatment with mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

If an individual’s mind is filled with emotional distress and general negativity, the person may feel trapped. A mindfulness-based cognitive therapist can help a person change their thinking patterns as well as their behaviour through calm acceptance and compassion. This therapy can provide an individual with the coping skills needed for a healthier and more constructive life.

What should I expect from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

This therapy often takes place in group sessions. A therapist will work with the group as well as with each individual. Meditation and breathing exercises are core practices that aim to invite inquiry and discovery into a person’s troubled mental state. The objective is to identify and lessen negative thoughts and behaviours and move toward optimal health and productivity. The individual will see life in a more realistic way. This therapy is supportive, accepting, and warm.

Is mindfulness-based cognitive therapy effective?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is evidence-based and effective. One study found that people with major depressive disorder have benefitted from this type of therapy; the person accepts their distressed thoughts and also moves into healthier patterns of thinking. This therapy also aims to move an individual away from automatic negative responses. This type of therapy can bring a person lifelong change, with higher levels of satisfaction, less stress, as well as positive emotional and behavioural habits.