Suz West Fdsc , MBACP, BA (Hons) Counselling
Renaissance Natural Therapy Centre
10a Station Road
Hello I am Suz welcome to my profile. I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist working from Harborne . I offer individual face to face counselling on a long or short term basis. I work in a person centred way working along side my clients. I offer a warm , safe , non judgmental therapeutic relationship and environment.
Counselling offers a space to reflect on you and make some sense of your emotions. It will help you to discover your own resources and become more self aware. I work at my clients pace and offer support throughout the counselling process. I am able to work creatively as sometimes finding the words may be hard. A more creative approach may help you feel more relaxed.
I am an experienced LGBT affirmative therapist. I have experience working within the community through working at Healthy Gay Life in Birmingham. I understand the difficulties such as coming out, gender and sexual orientation, cross cultural relationships, religious impact on sexuality, transitioning as well as other issues. I am passionate about working with and exploring identity issues this includes sexuality, gender and social class.
I have also worked at Solihull Bereavement Counselling Service. Everyone grieves differently and this can be an extremely hard time. Shock, Denial, Depression are just some things you may be experiencing. I work with people who are affected by pet Bereavement too. As a pet owner myself I know how devastating losing a pet can be.
Sports Counselling can help you if you are being held back maybe feeling anxious about joining a gym? Together we can explore the reasons that are stopping you from making that first step. Or maybe you are a passionate athlete and you have lost your passion sometimes our worries stop us enjoying what we are most passionate about. I have an interest in sport I am a keen athlete myself maybe I can help you.
Other issues that may bring you to counselling are Depression, stress, relationship issues, family issues, anxiety as well as generalised anxiety disorder, affairs, panic disorder , problems at work and many more.
If you feel I may be the right counsellor for you, please ring me for a chat If you leave a voice mail I will return your call as soon as possible. Alternatively send me an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
Counselling Skills level 2
Counselling Skills Level 3
Foundation Degree Counselling (person Centred)
BA (Hons) Counselling
Training with Solihull Bereavement in Bereavement Counselling.
empty chair (gestalt therapy)
working with anger
Working with dreams
Class and Counselling
I have experience in NHS and also Bereavement Counselling. I have worked with diverse client groups from a variety of backgrounds.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Pet Bereavement Counselling
Identity issues including social class
I offer sessions for £45 in Harborne.
Concessions for student counsellors now available
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
weekdays , some evenings please ask and weekends available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|