Myrle Blaine MSC, MBACP (Accred). MBABCP
Hello my name is Myrle. I provide an independent psychological therapy and counselling service for the private, voluntary statutory sector services and the general public. I have a medical, social work and training background as well as Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have worked as a therapist/counsellor since 1984 working in voluntary and statutory agencies such as the NHS and schools across Birmingham and the Black Country and worked with a variety of clients including children, families, adults and young people.
I have worked and have experience in genetic counselling, relationship, loss, disability, anger and mental health conditions such as; depression, stress, anxiety, OCD, phobias and panic disorder. Lectured and designed and taught on counselling courses. I’m currently a supplier for ITV and have produced my own therapy mobile phone apps, which will be available soon. I am a believer of self-efficacy of individuals.
I offer a safe place for you to discuss your problems in confidence. I work in accordance to the Data Protection and Diversity Act. I use an Integrative approach and aim to enable my clients to effect change and grow on a personal level through my support in a safe environment.
Some Benefits of Therapy
Journey of self discovery
Less time off work/improved sickness record
Better communication with Occupational Health
Reduction in anxiety
Increases self confidence/empowers
Reduction in GP consultations
Health promotional teaching
Identifies and works towards clear goals
Prevents the revolving door syndrome
Equips with self-management skills
Develops and addresses issues relating to family, work, culture and diversity
Promotes positive communication, problem solving skills and stress management, resulting in stress reduction
Changes current unhelpful behaviours and thoughts
Training, qualifications & experience
Continued Professional Development
I keep up to date with my development (see some below)
Mental Health Capacity Act 2005, Personal Disorder (1 Day), Depression & Anxiety Treatment, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding, Dementia (2 Days), From Diet to Disorder (5 Days), CBT, CBT Body Image & Disturbance & Eating Disorder
Adapting CBT for Young People - Birmingham University (1 Day), Working Transculturally with Children & Young People, Exploring Systemic Family Engagement Issues (1/2 Day), Drama Therapy, Working with Images, Working with Children using Solution Focus Thearpy, Integration of CBT & Solution Focus Thearpy.
Starting the Conversation Training - John Taylor Hospice (1 Day)
UKASFP Annual Confrence
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
My costs are £45 - £55 per hour
I offer counselling and psychotherapy to trainee counsellors.
Directions to get to St Lukes Church Centre
Car - If you are coming by car it is important to approach as though going into the city so you are on the right side of the dual carriageway. Come across Bristol Street traffic lights and along to the ETAP Hotel, where you need to turn left. Go up the hill, St Luke’s is on the right. Limited parking is available on site. Large park areas available very nearby in summer (3mins walk), some outside seating on site available all year. There are two shops within 5 minutes walking distance.
Buses 61,63, from town and get off near Bristol Street Motors and walk back to the ETAP Hotel, come up Great Colmore Street. (If unsure of where to get on the bus, phone 021 200 2700 for bus enquiries.)
Bus 80 from town and get off at Lee Bank Health Centre, turn left down Cregoe Street, then left again into Great Colmore Street. (If unsure of where to get on the bus, phone 021 200 2700 for bus enquiries.)
Bus 8 catch at Ladywood Five Ways, get off just past St Thomas Centre, walk back a little up Spring Street, turn right into Rickman Drive, follow the road round, turn left into Great Colmore Street, Church Centre is on the right near St Thomas Primary School.
Five Ways – come out of the station, turn right, cross the road at traffic lights, follow Wheeley’s Lane as it turns right into Bath Row, at Lee Bank Health Centre turn right into Cregoe Street and left into Great Colmore Street.
New Street Station – come out at the back of the station (TK Maxx is on the right)cross the road by Boots, and walk along the road past Debenhams, cross over the first road and walk towards Smallbrook Queensway island, turn left on to Bristol Street. Cross the road when you see St Catherine’s Church (on the right) which has a dome on the top and turn right up Great Colmore Street. You will have reached your destination (15 minute walk)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|