Welcome to Counselling.Space
A Place to Explore and Change…
Ann Jennings – BA (Hons.), FdSc., MBACP
Counselling, Psychotherapy and CBT Therapist
I am a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and CBT therapist based in Leamington Spa, offering a safe, confidential environment to work through the issues that are troubling you.
Struggles with depression, anxiety, panic, low self-esteem, stress, relationships and other problems that bring people to counselling and psychotherapy are often maintained and repeated throughout our lives.
Driven by past experiences, and by the way we view ourselves, we may repeat the same patterns of behaviour, experience the same emotions, and wonder ‘why’?
My experience has shown that even the most difficult issues can be worked through and overcome. Whilst we cannot change what has happened in the past, psychotherapy can offer us the space to explore the reasons why we feel and behave the way that we do and make changes to improve our lives for the future.
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom”
– Viktor E. Frankl
My knowledge and experience enables me to work with a wide variety of different issues and symptoms using a professional yet flexible approach, including the use of my specialism in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). I encourage a collaborative therapeutic relationship to identify and address the difficulties that you are experiencing – relief from persistent symptoms can begin as early as the first session, helping you with the management of day to day living.
I am familiar with working with mindfulness-based approaches and other relevant therapies and can help with issues created by life experiences such as abuse, trauma, neglect, bullying and inadequate parenting. I am qualified to work with survivors of sexual abuse and rape and use a trauma-informed approach to work with clients suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and complex PTSD. I am also an accredited Rewind trauma therapist as well as being trained in the use of Emotional Freedom Technique (or ‘tapping’) which can alleviate many distressing symptoms of anxiety, phobias and the impact of PTSD.. For more information about Rewind please click here.
As part of my commitment to ongoing professional development, I have most recently completed a transactional analysis qualification, a PTSD Masterclass and am currently studying for a Diploma in Trauma Therapy, along with certification in the use of clinical trauma interventions. I also hold a postgraduate Certificate in Supervision and am qualified to supervise other counsellors. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Sessions predominantly take place via a safe online video platform or in the privacy of comfortable therapy rooms in the heart of Leamington Spa.
The cost for each 50 minute session is £55 online or £65 face-to-face. Payments can be made in advance by bank transfer, Paypal or at the beginning of each session in cash.
“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are”
– Anaïs Nin
Below you will find my most recent blog posts.
Rewind is a highly effective treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and can also be used for phobias and anxiety. It works by allowing the traumatised client, whilst in a safe relaxed state, to reprocess the traumatic memory so that it becomes stored as...
The panic sweeping some parts of the globe about the coronavirus is unsettling and worrying for many. But for those who suffer with anxiety, particularly concerning their health, the mass of conflicting information can be overwhelming. So what advice can be offered to...
When training to become a counsellor I remember asking a friend, who was a successful and renowned clinical psychologist, if she had any particular words of wisdom to impart. Imagining that she might refer to the influence on her of a seminal thinker in the field of...