Barbara Jaep Ortega Desouza
125 Zellig Building
The Custard Factory
Firstly thank you for reading my profile, my name is Barbara and as a fully qualified MBACP Integrative Counsellor. I offer a safe secure and confidential environment, providing a warm, empathic and confidential service to all of my clients to guide you through these difficult times. I'm currently available on Fridays between 9-00 am - 18-00 pm & also Saturday 9-00 am 13-00 pm based at the Custard Factory, Zellig building, Digbeth, Birmingham. Some Issues I can help with are Anxiety, Stress, depression, family/relational Issues, Bereavement, Sexuality and low self-esteem.
I offer an integrative approach in my practice drawing upon various counselling approaches Person centred, Psychodynamic and CBT counselling techniques to suit the individual. Working relationally supports your present issues and concerns and those which may stem from the past and may be affecting your ability to live your life in a fuller way. Most importantly I offer a safe secure and confidential environment, providing a warm, empathic and confidential service to all of my clients to guide you through these difficult times.
Through my continuing work at an NHS (Umbrella) funded LGBT/sexual health counselling service I have experience of working with a range of issues including relationship and family issues, anxiety, depression, stress, anger, abuse, trauma, bereavement and loss, sexuality and gender issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over four years of experience of counselling working with NHS (Umbrella), LGBT/sexual health counselling service, working with a range of issues including relationship and family issues, anxiety, depression, stress, anger, abuse, trauma, bereavement and loss, sexuality and gender issues.
Certificate in Counselling Skills
HE FDA Integrative Counselling
Short Courses in:
- Deaf awareness
- Disability Awareness
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
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Fees: My fees are £40 per session (concessionary fees are available)
Coming into counselling can feel quite over whelming so it may help to call or email me and we can set up an initial session. We can discuss what you want from counselling and if you're happy to continue we can arrange a 2nd meeting and see each other weekly. I offer both short and long term counselling working through our relationship whilst offering a safe therapeutic, non judgemental environment allowing us to explore past feelings and behavioural patterns that may be affecting your ability to live more fully in the present. The aim is to help you to achieve understanding, self-compassion and acceptance by deepening awareness of and working through the origins of such patterns and to shed light on your relationships with others and to help you to make changes if you so wish.
Availability: I am currently available at the Custard Factory, Zellig building, on Fridays between 9-00 am until 6-00 pm & also Saturdays between 9-00 am - 13-00 pm.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Currently I am available on Fridays between 9-00 am until 18-00 pm & also Saturday mornings between 9-00 am -13-00 pm.
Types of client