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About me

  • Providing Face to Face sessions in Great Barr (B43 6AD) and Sutton Coldfield (B73 6UH) and by Telephone or Online Counselling (by Skype or Zoom)
  • Accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • 14 Years experience as a Counsellor and CBT therapist
  • Providing Counselling and CBT for Individuals and Couples

How I can help -
- Helping you overcome your issues and fulfilling your aims of therapy is central what we do.  We're all individuals and this is reflected in our work together.  Amongst many other areas of focus, your sessions could include -
- Finding ways to manage your symptoms (of low mood and/or anxiety for example)
- Providing time and space for you to be listened to validate and process your feelings and experiences
- Finding ways to look after you to help you feel better and to function as you'd like to
- Dealing with issues in your closest relationships
- Developing your self-awareness to be able to deal with your issues more effectively
- Developing your coping strategies to allow them to be more effective
- Identifying patterns that are unwittingly maintaining symptoms and alter the patterns to free yourself
- Challenging inner mistaken beliefs that you may have created about yourself (such as not feeling good enough) that cause ongoing issues
- Finding ways to feel better about yourself

As well as offering face to face counselling, I also provide telephone and online counselling.  I have therapy rooms in Birmingham (Great Barr, B43 6AD) and in Sutton Coldfield (B73 6UH) and can offer flexible appointment times.

I have been a counsellor since 2006 and started my training in 2003.  My desire to become a therapist came from wanting to have a career that helped others, that was purposeful and involved my deep interest for psychology.  The aims of my role is centred around helping others to lead a happier, more content and fulfilling life where we can be freer from anxiety, stress and low mood to appreciate and enjoy the endless wonderful elements of ourselves and our lives.

Training, qualifications & experience

As an accredited member of the BACP, I continually undertake courses and development to ensure that I am being the best therapist I can be.  From my original training in 2003 to 2006, I regularly attend workshops and training courses and have also completed a degree (BSc 1st class honours) in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

As well as seeing people who self-refer, I am also work with a number of large organisations, private healthcare companies and insurance companies.

I specialise in helping people with -

- Anxiety,

- Depression and Low Mood,

- Relationship issues

- Stress

- Trauma and PTSD

I also people with - Confidence, Self esteem, Direction in life, Coping with Change, Career and Job Issues, Identity and much much more....

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Specialist areas -

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Trauma (from abuse, car accidents and other traumatic events)

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Each session is £55 for individuals and £65 for couples. Concessions for students / low waged are available.


Daytime and Evening appointments are available

Further information

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like any further details whatsoever. I am happy to provide you with as much information as you wish without obligation - I feel it's important that you have everything you need to make the decision that it right for you. I will always respond to e-mails and answerphone messages. Additionally, my website has lots of further information.

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Duncan (Quinney)

114 Westwood Road
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B73 6UH

Therapy Point
37 Newton Road
Great Barr
West Midlands
B43 6AD

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Duncan Quinney - Personal Empowerment Therapy

Duncan Quinney - Personal Empowerment Therapy