Thrive Psychology Psychotherapy Psychoeducation Birmingham
Thrive Psychology Psychotherapy Psychoeducation are a team of Clinical Psychologists specialising in compassionate and effective psychological therapy, for a wide range of common and complex problems.
Based in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham and Leicester - whatever your difficulties, we treat you as an individual, and work collaboratively with you to understand your problems within the unique context of your life. We work with you to develop your goals and think about the best way to help you move forward. Your treatment will be individually tailored to meet your needs in order to make and maintain the changes you seek.
Our strength lies in our ability to develop and maintain authentic and trusting relationships within which true connection with self and others can be nurtured and celebrated; disconfirming past relational experiences and opening the possibility of psychological healing and relational connection through caring and curious exploration of inner experiences.
We offer assessments, written reports, psychotherapy, and workshops tailored to help you connect with yourself, others and your world.
Our specialised online resources will also support you to get the most out of therapy, just a taster is shared so far on our website - the rest are coming soon.
Training, qualifications & experience
All Thrive's clinicians have Doctorates in Clinical Psychology and degrees in Psychology, with additional training and experience. They are all trained to support long lasting change with a broad variety of clients including those who have not recovered with other talking therapies.
Dr Jessica Bolton - Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Jessica is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over twenty years of experience in university, NHS and independent mental health settings. Jessica has specialist knowledge and experience working with teenagers and adults with a wide range of psychological difficulties. As a clinical psychologist, she has a degree in psychology and a doctorate in clinical psychology and she has been trained in a variety of psychological techniques to reduce suffering and increase mental well-being. She has had additional training in a broad range of therapies including cognitive, behavioural and dynamic therapies. She is also a practitioner, trainer and supervisor in Experiential Dynamic Therapy.
Dr Suze Brown - Clinical Psychologist
Suzanne favours an integrated way of working with clients with an emphasis on co-creating change within therapy. She uses a variety of models including psychodynamic, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and systemic approaches. These methods emphasise the important role of emotions in connectivity, relationships, creativity, learning, and development. At the heart of her work is a focus on building a trusting therapeutic relationship to safely explore psychological distress.
Dr Kayleigh Brown - Clinical Psychologist
Kayleigh is a Psychologist with ten years experience working in clinical settings, predominantly focusing on complex trauma, addiction, offender rehabilitation and developmental disorders. Her specialist areas of interest include Experiential Dynamic Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy. Kayleigh has experience working with individuals and groups, who present with a wide range of psychological difficulties. She is passionate about supporting individuals to address emotional difficulties, reach their goals and live a valued life.
Dr Lee Robinson - Clinical Psychologist
Lee is a Clinical Psychologist and a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Lee has a passion for understanding people’s emotional experiences, where they originate and developing a therapeutic relationship within which those experiences can be explored safely. Lee has over 10 years experience of delivering therapy to people experiencing difficulties with depressed mood, anxiety and trauma. He has trained in an extensive range of therapeutic models including psychodynamic psychotherapy, experiential dynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, cognitive analytic therapy, compassion focused therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy.
More information can be found on our website.
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Areas of counselling we deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
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Varied fee structure from £60-120.
Essential to our success working with people experiencing psychological distress, including those who have survived multiple traumas, are our skills for assessing psychological capacity moment by moment; with highly focused attention to, and attunement with the person’s embodied experience of anxiety and emotion, and their unique use of behavioural and linguistic coping strategies. This caring and precise attention to sub-conscious cues allows us to ensure that people remain within their capacity for growth whilst experiencing deep emotional connection with their authentic selves.
Why consider therapeutic work at all?
Because emotional pain is as legitimate as physical pain, and dealing with your emotional pain sometimes requires assistance from another. Because your mind and body are inexorably linked, what affects your mind will affect your physical health and what affects your body will affect your mental health. Because you can spend years reliving and re-experiencing the same problems over and over again, particularly in your close relationships. Because the progress you can make with professional help is generally much quicker than attempting to cope alone; sometimes by a matter of years.
I’ve been looking at a number of therapists, how do I choose which one to see?
Generally there are two main factors related to successful therapy. The first is the quality of the relationship between the therapist and the person seeking assistance. Without a good therapeutic relationship, it is unlikely that therapeutic interventions will be effective. Therefore, it is important you choose somebody that you feel comfortable with. To do this, you may decide to contact or see a number of therapists before committing to one.
The second factor relates to professional competence and the degree to which they have invested the time and energy it requires to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to help those seeking therapy. To gauge this, it is advisable to read what they have to say, contact them with any questions you have, and ensure they are professionally registered.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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9-5 Monday to Friday, with early evening clinics one day a week.
Types of client
Supervision & training
Dr Jessica Bolton, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Experiential Dynamic Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer.View supervision profile