Welcome, and thank you for visiting Novissimo Counselling. UK
My name is Tony Novissimo and I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist providing both short- and long-term therapy to adult individuals and couples in Warwickshire, and on the internet throughout the world. I work face-to-face and offer counselling online, using Skype and Zoom.
We all experience times of difficulty in our lives, when events or relationships feel overwhelming, or we can feel a loss of direction or purpose. Talking to a trained professional helps us make sense of those challenging times and offers a way through them, moving towards a better understanding of ourselves and our feelings.
I work with people from all walks of life and backgrounds, coming to me with a diverse range of problems. As a fully-qualified counseller I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and abide by their code of ethics.
I have been practicing now for 19 years and have developed a very profound understanding of the human mind. I have also studied philosophy for the last 50 years which study brings a powerful perspective on the work we will do together.
Making the decision to see a counsellor is a big step to take - but it can be a positive one. Please read on to find out more about how I could help you.
Life brings many challenges, and it is understandable that at times we might look for support in facing them. As a counsellor my role is to provide space and guidance to help you on your journey of self-discovery; to enable you to examine your life and make new, meaningful choices within it.
I offer a chance to reflect on the difficulties or problems you are experiencing in a safe and confidential environment, with someone from outside your day-to-day life. Together we can explore your situation in a way that leads to fresh perspectives - and perhaps a new understanding of yourself. Counselling isn’t about giving you solutions or advice, but empowering you to make your own changes.
My approach to therapy is a person-centred one. This is a non-judgmental way of working, where the counsellor creates the right conditions to help someone increase their self-awareness; to move towards - and reach - their fullest potential.
Feelings of stress or anxiety
Grief, loss or bereavement
Problems with addiction
Trauma and post-traumatic stress
Problems with confidence or self-esteem
Issues relating to sexuality
Difficulties at work or in retirement
Problems with family or school life
Counselling takes place in a safe space, where you can meet with someone who will listen with sensitivity and empathy - and without judgement. In the therapy space thoughts and feelings can be expressed freely and in confidence.
Trouble with a relationship; anxiety or panic attacks; mood swings or depression - many people face difficulties in their everyday lives that can be hard to get on top of. Counselling gives us a set of tools we can use to help gain a better understanding of what’s causing these problems - and how you can move towards managing or resolving them.
Working together I can help you gain greater insight into the difficulties you are facing, help you understand why you act or react to them the way you do, and see how you can start to make better, heathier choices moving forward.
I work from my home in Radford Semele CV31 1UA within reach of Warwick, Leamington Spa, Stratford upon Avon, Wellesbourne, Gaydon and Banbury. I also work on Skype for those clients living further away or those finding working on the internet more convenient.
Counselling sessions for my clients last 60 minutes, usually taking place on a weekly basis, and cost £60 per session. I also provide a limited number of spaces for students; contact me to enquire about availability.
I work from Monday to Friday , 10.00am to 10.00pm and this allows availability when you might need.
Note that if you want to cancel an appointment I require 48 hours’ notice; otherwise you will still need to pay for any sessions missed. I accept payment in cashor by bank transfer.
It can be scary and confusing making the decision to contact a counsellor or therapist, but in my experience people will struggle with a mental health issue, a personal crisis or problems with a relationship for much longer than is healthy. Sometimes a friend has proved a source of comfort, but this help can only go so far. Realising that resolving a problem requires something more means you have actually already taken the first step towards improving your life.
A counselling or psychotherapy session with Novissimo Counselling normally lasts for 55 minutes.
I offer face-to-face counselling and psychotherapy sessions in Richmond-Upon-Thames and Warwickshire. I also offer sessions online and via the telephone.
I offer appointments at any time from 9am until 10pm every day from Monday to Saturday. We can discuss timing and availability when you get in touch. This means that your counselling and psychotherapy can fit around your working day easily.
This is completely up to you – you can choose to book sessions as you go (work open ended) or plan a fixed number of sessions . E.g. 6, 12 or 18 sessions. There is no one size fits all – different people will require a different number of sessions.
Sessions are normally scheduled once a week. We aim to give you sessions at the same day and time every week so that they are easy for you to fit in.
I charge £60 for an individual and £70 for couples and families for a session (55 minutes). For those on low income we can make special arrangements. Please do discuss this when you get in touch.
Yes, we offer counselling and psychotherapy in the evening and at the weekend. It’s no problem at all.
Yes - I work with young people from the age of ten.
As a practitioner I am fully covered with insurance to the limit of £2,500,000
We know that when you need counselling or psychotherapy, you don’t have time to wait. I am flexibly available for 70 hours a week so we don’t have a waiting list – we endeavour to be able to meet with you within a day or so of you contacting us.
No, we can work flexibly around your schedule. We realise that you need your counselling and psychotherapy to work around shift patterns, travel and other commitments.
Yes. I have a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am completing a Research Masters degree on subjects concerning “The Prize Giver.” I am a Full Accredited Member of the BACP (British Association Of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am also a Full Accredited member of the NCS (National Counselling Society) As an accredited member of the BACP I am committed to continuing professional development and have achieved qualifications in Psychology and Behaviourism, Philosophy and the understanding of “Advaita,” Dance Therapy and Group Therapy.
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