Emma Tait MSc. MBACP (Registered)
Welcome to my profile. I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist working from my own private practice in both Solihull and Redditch. I offer a private and confidential counselling service. I am fully insured and hold an enhanced CRB. I am a registered member of the BACP and work with individuals for both short term and long term counselling.
My approach is integrative which means I have received formal training in Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behaviour therapy to combine them effectively and ethically to suit individual people and circumstances.
I believe people are unique and treat them as such. I will listen attentively and be non-judgemental in the counselling relationship. I am committed to personal and professional development which enables me to work ethically in accordance with the BACP. I am also listed on the BACP register which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority of Health and Social Care.
I have previously worked in the NHS Secondary Mental Health Service, where I gained my initial qualification to practice. I have also worked as a counselling co-ordinator for family centres in Redditch and Bromsgrove .
I have worked as a counsellor within domestic violence agencies and with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse; this work is ongoing and I am committed to learning and development in this area.
Alongside my private work I currently hold clinical responsibility for a volunteer counselling service for parents of young children. I oversee the counselling undertaken within 7 children centres. This work involves mentoring and supporting student counsellors along with psychological assessments of clients.
I am also responsible for the collection of data and reporting statistics for the service.
In addition I also work with an organisation which provides counselling to athletes who are experiencing difficulties within their sport or have mental health issues which have been compounded by their sport.
I also work part time within the NHS as a staff counsellor.
My professional interests are in the area of anxiety and stress and its affects, both psychologically and physically.
If you're feeling overwhelmed, having problems in relationships or experiencing difficulties generally and would like to explore how counselling may help, please feel free to email or call me for an informal chat. This is completely without obligation.
Training, qualifications & experience
Currently completing a PG Dip in Systemic Psychotherapy Level 7 - Ongoing
MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Accred.) Level 7 - Distinction
(Area of research - The experience of long term partners of Military Veterans who have been affected by mental health issues as result of active service)
Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy Level 7
Adv. Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Adv. Cert in Counselling
Certificate in counselling
To maintain ethical practice I continue professional development regularly, attending short courses and workshops, these have included but are not limited to:
Childhood sexual abuse
Specialist domestic abuse training
Mental Health issues in Counselling
Rewind technique for PTSD
Understanding personality disorders
CBT Master-classes - 'Core beliefs'
- 'Anxiety and Trauma'
BACP- British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My areas of interest include medically unexplained physical issues and the impact of psychological stress, anxiety and trauma on the body.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
I charge £40.00 for an initial assessment.
Appointments thereafter are £40.00 per counselling hour
Morning,Daytime and Evening appointments available;
Last appointment in Redditch is 8pm
Last appointment in Solihull is negotiable
I endeavour to return calls/emails the same day.
Weekend calls/emails will be returned the next working day.
Solihull location is easily accessible from M42 motorway network, approximately 8 minutes from junction 5. Coming from Solihull town centre the office is located a short 5 minute drive on the Warwick Road- bordering Olton/Acocks Green.
Parking available at both Redditch and Solihull practices.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am currently fully booked for evening appointments. Day time appointments are still available.