Kit’s House Psychological Services is a small independent group practice of highly experienced clinical psychologists, counselling psychologists and psychotherapists. We work in pleasant consulting rooms in Warwick, Rugby and Daventry.
We offer psychological services for adults and young people, to assist with psychological well-being and personal growth. In addition, we offer clinical supervision, consultation and personal development work for other psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors.
At Kit’s House, we believe that good health and psychological well-being are fostered by self-knowledge, self-compassion and self-care skills. We aim to offer you a supportive environment in which to share and explore your story in an unhurried way, and to be listened to with respect and compassion.
Most of our work is with individuals, but family-based approaches may be considered also. After a thoughtful initial assessment, we will agree with you a plan for therapy, which may be brief or longer-term work, as appropriate.
We will be very happy to talk with you about how one of our practitioners might be able to help. If you would like to discuss your requirements, please contact us.
Dr Wendy Phillips
C.Psychol, BSc (Hons), PhD, AFBPsS
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist
BPS Register of Supervisors
I have worked for 18 years as a clinical psychologist within the NHS, where I have gained specialist experience in the field of eating disorders and other complex emotional and developmental difficulties. Outside of the NHS, I have worked as an independent clinical psychologist over a number of years. I enjoy working with young adults and adolescents, and also I am interested in working with people of all ages who feel stuck and wish to explore their life-stage or personal identity issues. I am able to work within a psychodynamic, CBT or systemic approach. My post-qualification training includes a certificate in systemic family work. I am an experienced clinical and professional supervisor.
Based in Warwick
Direct Line: 07854 458000
C.Psychol, BA (Hons), MSc, AFBPsS
HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist
Since qualifying in 1991, I have worked in the field of mental health as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. Prior to that, I worked as a Lecturer in Higher Education and as a student counsellor. Over the last 20 years my work has involved assessment and treatment for people with a wide range of complex emotional difficulties both within the NHS and in a private setting. I am able to work within an integrative framework drawing on a variety of core therapeutic models including CBT. My post qualification training has included training as a Relate counsellor, Certificate in Family Therapy and a Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision.
Based in Rugby
Direct Line: 01788 521093
BSc (Hons) Psychology, MBACP
BACP Registered Member
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Therapy
I have worked as a psychotherapist for over 14 years within the NHS, and have specialist and extensive experience of assessing and working with complex psychological difficulties. Outside of the NHS, I have experience of working privately as a psychotherapist in a specialist eating disorders in-patient service as well as in a student counselling environment and a voluntary counselling and psychotherapy setting. My theoretical background is psychodynamic therapy, although on-going professional development has enabled me to draw on other ways of thinking about and working with the difficulties and challenges that individuals encounter. I have a Post-Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision.
Based in Daventry
Direct Line: 07472 282731
Dr Charlotte Webb
Clinical Psychologist (Child and Adolescent)
HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist
I have worked in the NHS since 1999. I qualified as a clinical psychologist in 2004 and specialise in working with children and adolescents. My areas of interest and expertise include: child & adolescent mental health; parenting; fostering; attachment; developmental trauma; neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorders). I am trained eclectically and use a range of models, approaches and theories in my work including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Solution Focussed Therapy; Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy; Personal Construct Psychology.
Based in Kenilworth
Our therapists have a variety of different skills to offer, depending on their training and experience. These include:
Our therapists can offer help with:
Frequently Asked Questions
I’m not sure if psychological therapy is for me. How will I know what it will feel like?
It is natural to feel uncertain, especially if you have not experienced therapy before. Your first session will be an opportunity for you to tell your therapist something about what is concerning you, and it will give you a chance to ask any questions about therapy. Our psychologists and psychotherapists hope that you will feel safe and comfortable talking to them, and people usually find that they feel more at ease by the end of the session. However, there will be no obligation for you to book any further appointments.
How long is the appointment, and how many sessions will I need?
Appointments are for 1 hour. Some people find that they achieve what they want from therapy within 8 to 12 sessions. Others choose to meet for longer, and to work at a deeper level.
Will I need a session every week?
It is often a good idea to have a meeting once a week to begin with, to get the most benefit from therapy. After that, it is possible to agree a frequency of meetings that seems right for you.
What will the charges be?
We will talk to you about fees before you agree any work with us. For guidance:
• The charge for self-funded individual therapy is £65 per session (1 hour).
• The charges for organisations vary between £75 and £100 per hour.
• Our practitioners are registered with various medical insurance companies, including BUPA, AXA PPP and AVIVA.
Where will I be seen?
Each of our practitioners works in quiet and pleasant consulting rooms, either in Warwick, Rugby or Daventry. You can see who works where by looking at the “Team” area of this website.
Our locations are easily accessible from Leamington Spa, Stratford upon Avon, Kenilworth, Coventry, Southam, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire.
Will my sessions be confidential?
Your work with us is treated confidentially. Your practitioner will talk to you in detail about how we protect your confidentiality. We will not disclose information about you without your permission, other than in very exceptional circumstances
Our practitioners are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office, as required by the Data Protection Act 1998.
How are Kit’s House therapists regulated?
• All our therapists work within the professional codes of conduct and ethical guidelines of either the British Psychological Society (BPS) or the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
• Psychologists at Kit’s House are Chartered with the BPS and are registered with the HCPC
• We engage in on-going training and professional development, including regular clinical supervision, to ensure competence and safe therapeutic work
• We are careful to only carry out work that we are qualified to do.
What is Psychotherapy?
A psychotherapist aims to help individuals who feel stuck in their lives to gain a clearer insight into their difficulties or distress. Psychotherapy is often a deeply personal encounter through which both the therapist and the individual attempt to develop a shared understanding of thoughts, feelings, actions and motives that are contributing to the current difficulties. For many, the cause of their distress seems unclear, although there is often the recognition that old patterns of behaviour and relating are central to the current struggles. These patterns and ways of relating, however, usually develop outside of awareness and are therefore not easily accessible. Psychotherapy endeavours to bring into awareness those patterns and ways of relating, sometimes through further exploration of early experiences and the meaning attached to them, but also by working directly with them as they arise in the therapeutic relationship.
Enhancing Psychological Well-being