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  • Welcome to Lifeways

     a natural health charity with nearly an acre of community-run garden 
  • Therapy Rooms

     Hire rooms for the practice of therapies, small meetings and individual classes and meditation 
  • Community and Sensory Garden

     Lifeways has nearly an acre of gardens, shared with the community 
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We believe passionately in what we do and the aims of therapy, enabling clients to explore their difficulties in a safe, non-judgemental environment, where they will feel accepted, listened to, heard and understood. Our aim, as Person-Centred counsellors is to travel alongside our clients, not to change them or rescue them from the distress that overwhelms them. Instead we will provide the space to explore, challenge and clarify those feelings and behaviours that may be hindering their goals.
After an initial meeting, if agreed, the counsellor and client will then proceed to work together over a number of sessions, typically 6 weeks to 6 months.
Clients often present with: Anger issues, anxiety, loss, depression, eating disorders, addictions, domestic violence, emotional/ psychological difficulties, work stress, mental health issues, abuse of all types, self-esteem.

  • Ruth - Open Studies Certificate in Person-Centred (Rogerian) Counselling, 2005
  • Ruth - Certificate in Substance Misuse Management with the University of Kent, 2005
  • Ruth - Diploma in Person-Centred (Rogerian) Counselling and Psychotherapy, Warwick University, 2007
  • Ruth - Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Methods for Person-Centred Therapists, Warwick University, 2008
  • Ruth - Advanced Post Diploma Certificate for Person Centred Couples Training, 2011
  • Ruth - Advanced Certificate in Supervision, Warwick University, 2012
  • Stephanie - BSc (Hons) Psychology, Plymouth University (1988)
  • Stephanie - PGDip in Psychological Counselling, Wolverhampton University, 1998
  • Stephanie - Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Methods for Person-Centred Therapists at Warwick University, 2008
 Stephanie 07702955170; Ruth 07766480263
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Therapists and Counsellors

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    Suzi Lauder

    I offer counselling, psychotherapy, coaching and receive GP referrals. I have a private practice located near Stratford upon Avon and I also work from the Primary Care Centre in Alcester and at Bidford Health Centre. Read More
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    Therapy Challenges - Ruth Lyne & Stephanie Hershon

    Therapy Challenges provides an independent private counselling service, offering individuals confidential face to face counselling. We can also offer counselling for couples, supervision for therapists (experienced and student), plus workshops and CPD training days. Read More
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    Clear Minds Counselling

    Clear Minds Counselling - for when your problems feel too big, too complicated or too scary to face alone. Read More
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    Jane Spilsbury

    In Rosen sessions you will experience a combination of touch and talk that helps you let go of chronic tensions resulting in physical and emotional relief, so life is less stressful and more meaningful. Read More
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    Nicky Adams

    I am a fully qualified, registered and insured Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I work with young people and adults in Stratford Upon Avon. Read More
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    Karen McDonald

    Karen is an experienced HCPC Registered Arts Therapist, specialising in Dramatherapy. Karen offers this unique creative and playful Arts Psychotherapy approach to Children, Young People and Adults; including those with learning disabilities and ASD. Read More
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