Craig Coventry BACP (Reg.), MA, BSC.
My initial training was a BSc in Psychology and Counselling at the University of Roehampton. Following this course I decided to continue training with Roehampton and completed an MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am a BACP registered practitioner and abide by their ‘Ethical Framework For The Counselling Professions’. I am an Integrative practitioner as I make use of different approaches to psychotherapy. However, I primarily work using a ‘Person-Centred’ Model.
The Person-Centred model is focused less on using psychological treatments and interventions but is focused more on understanding, empathy, creating a non-judgemental environment and promotes exploration of emotional and thought processes. The idea behind this approach is that each individual client has the capacity to navigate through their difficulties in the best way for them. However, they may require a growth promoting relationship with the therapist to aid the self-exploration and grow towards psychological independence. Cognitive and Psychodynamic concepts are integrated into my practice depending on the client’s presentations.
MA Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy- University of Roehampton.
BSc Psychology and Counselling- University of Roehampton.
Currently (2016-2018) I am also undergoing training in trauma therapy with The Wealden Psychology Institute.
Throughout my initial training, I worked as a college counsellor and I also worked within an adult service at a local charity. Since qualifying I have primarily worked in private practice. In addition to my clinical experience in one to one therapy, I also have several years’ experience working voluntarily for addiction support groups. I held regular groups and then later worked for the groups’ management committees for the London and surrounding areas.
Areas I have worked with include:
- Abuse: sexual, emotional, domestic.
- Low self-esteem
- Self-harm/Suicidal Ideation
- Work related stress-anxiety
- Psychological Trauma
Main Interests and Specialities
During my time in practice I have worked with several client presentations, however, my work primarily centres around Anxiety, Depression, Self-Harm and Suicidal Ideation, Addictions, Managing Loss/Bereavement and Psychological Trauma. Psychological Trauma is a result of being subjected to experiences that the individual finds extremely overwhelming and results in long-term difficulties such as: intrusive memories, fears, anxiety, impairments in emotional and physical arousal and an inability to integrate thought, emotion and memory in a coherent manner. Such experiences could be sexual, emotional, or physical abuse, neglect in childhood, accidents- such as car crashes. Psychological Trauma is not limited to these adverse situations as it is subjective to the individual’s experience of what is found to be overwhelming. However, the likelihood of experiencing Psychological Trauma is increased by the individual’s sense of helplessness or vulnerability.
I am a registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I am currently registered with Cigna, Healix, Vitality health and Allianz Worldwide Care.
I also provide invoices for clients to claim back the fees from other insurance providers – please check with your individual provider of health insurance and inform me prior to our first appointment.
My fees are £50 per 50-minute session.
On requesting an appointment via our online booking system, the practitioner may well call you to confirm details before you meet. This initial telephone discussion of up to 10 minutes is free of charge, and is designed to confirm that it is indeed appropriate to proceed to a full consultation and is not designed to replace a consultation.
Sessions are scheduled for the same time each week and a full fee is charged for cancellations without a minimum of 24 hours’ notice. Pre-payment by BACS is preferred however cash or cheque at the end of the session is acceptable.