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Professional counselling and psychotherapy services

for individuals and couples in the Abergavenny area

(Online and telephone counselling also available).

Counsellor and client in therapy session

Best Life Therapy Welcomes You

Helping you to create your best life 

About Me

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Carrie Warren Ba (Hons)
BACP registered member

I’m Carrie,

I am a level 6 qualified Pluralistic Psychotherapist and I am registered with the

British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

This means that I work collaboratively with my clients to create an individualised approach based on their needs. As such, I don’t hold any particular ‘way of doing therapy’ in any higher regard than any other.

The basic principle that I follow as a pluralistic counsellor is that:

Different therapies, work for different people, at different times, for different problems.”

How counselling can help you

 

Counselling can be a

useful tool to help with a wide variety of difficulties. 

Firstly, It's good to talk!

Sometimes, all we need is to be heard.

Therapy can be a safe space for people to talk and be heard by someone who offers a listening ear and a compassionate heart. 

Therapy can also help you to learn how to better understand and regualte your emotions.

To teach you the skills to better navigate life's stresses and strains and increase your overall feelings of well-being; giving you a more positive outlook on life. 

Counselling can be useful in helping you to better manage

a wide range of difficulties such as:

Anxiety

Depression

 

Self-Esteem

 

Low mood

 

Trauma

 

Grief and loss

Within my practice, I attempt to move away from the medical model;

I view difficulties as being part of the human condition

and therefore work in "non-pathologising" ways. 

All of the therapies that I use are evidence-based and adhere to NICE guidelines 

I use a combination of therapies and blend my approach to make a bespoke therapy designed around your needs and preferences.

Some of the therapies I use include:

Humanistic/ Person-centred

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Gestalt 

and more creative models

Pluralistic therapy is Humanistic approach that puts the person at the centre of their own therapy. 

If you are wondering whether counselling may be helpful for you, do not hesitate to contact me for a free 20 minute

introductory session. 

I am a neuro-affirming therapist and am a self-identified neuro-divergent woman. 

As a neuro-affirming therapist I advocate for:

Disabled rights

Equitable inclusion

Unrestricted access to supports, modifications and accomodations

I provide therapeutic programmes that are respectful of neurodivergence such as Autistic differences and sensory processiong differences, and address the specific needs of the individual rather than working from a diagnostic label

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  • I practice with the assumption of competence and respect for a person's agency.

  • I always use a strengths-based model and not a deficit based one.

  • I unapologetically reject the use of ABA

  • I do not act as a 'social trainer' 

  • I respect all neuro-types

  • I am commited to continuing personal development in all areas of my practice

  • I honour and uphold the dignity and humanity of every client 

  • I understand that being identified officially of Neurodivergent is a long,

      arduous and often expensive process and will work with those who self-identify in Neuro-affirming ways. 

The area that I currently feel most comortable working in is with

Autistic and ADHD adults, 

particularly around

being identified as Neurodivergent later in life,

which often comes with a lot of grief and shame unpacking;

therapy can be really useful in helping to process these strong emotions.

Pluralistic counselling has been shown to be a useful and effective form of therapy

for Autistic and ADHD people as it allows for client preferences and rejects all one-size fits all types of therapy.

If this fits with the type of therapy that you are looking for,

 please contact me for a consultation and we can discuss a therapy that is tailor-made around you. 

 

Couples

I am also a trained couples therapist;

I offer relationship counselling to couples that are seeking to understand themselves and their partners better.

Couples therapy can be useful in helping couples to:

  • Communicate better

  • Improve intimacy

  • Big life changes

  • Infidelities

  • Sexual difficulties

  • Parenting and co-parenting

  • Alligning of goals and values

As a neuro-affirming therapist, I also have experience of helping clients to 

navigate any relationship challenges that may arise around neurological diffierences. 

I respect all gender identies and sexualities and am kink affirming.

My Mission Statement

 

To adhere to the four E's

To Educate:

I attempt to use my platform as a therapist to educate people about Mental health, Wellbeing and Neurodiversity. I use my social media platforms to help share content created for and by Neurodivergent people as well as general hints and tips for improving overwell mental health and wellbeing.

 

I believe that Knowledge is power and I can offer new skills and ways to cope in collaboration and conjunction with your own expertise.

 

To Empower:

All people on their journey to wellness

To Embrace:

And celebrate Diversity 

To End:

Mental health stigma

Through compassion, respect and collaboration.

Together, we can make a change.

Services

1

Online Counselling

Personal therapy and

Couples counselling

Counselling from the comfort of your own home via webcam.

£55 per hour

2

Telephone Counselling

Personal therapy

Counselling over the phone, in your own home at a time to suit you.

£55 per hour

(not suitable for couples)

3

In Person Counselling

In-Person Counselling sessions in Abergavenny

£60 an hour

Sessions are held at the Multi-agency centre 

26b Monk Street, 

Abergavennny, 

NP7 5NP

Get in touch 

Couples counselling, therpapist and clients in counselling office

"Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up."

Brene Brown

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