I provide couple and individual counselling.
I provide individual counselling for people who are wanting to work through a wide range of issues including abuse, low self confidence, relationship issues, low self mood, loss and bereavement, adjustment to life changes.
Your reasons for coming to counselling can vary enormously but can include:
- Relationship problems including feelings of insecurity, jealousy, abuse, lack of intimacy, communication issues.
- Feelings of isolation and loneliness, despair, emptiness, suffering.
- Stress at work and home
- Transition, loss and bereavement
- Feelings of low self esteem
- Feelings related to lack of control and power
- Childhood experiences including abuse and trauma
- Feelings of dissatisfaction and lack of meaning
- Feelings of guilt, shame.
- Fear, anxiety, depression
- Anger and resentment.
- Health worries
- Troubling thoughts, feelings and behaviour
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherpy and a UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor.
I have been working as a Counsellor since 1999 when I was awarded the Diploma in Humanistic Counselling validated by Warwick University. I have been influenced by the Humanistic philosophy to counselling which views each individual as essentially constructive and unique and having the potential for growth at emotional, spiritual, cognitive and behavioural levels.
I have also been influenced by the Psychodynamic, Jungian and Cognitive Behavioural approaches to counselling. I have integrated some principles from these approaches into my practice.
I have studied complementary health in some depth and am interested in the relationship between the mind, body, and emotions.
Most of my work is in private practice, people self refer and I undertake Employee Assistance Counselling. I am an affiliate counsellor for Workplace Options, Atos Healthcare and Right Corecare. I have worked at GP surgeries in different parts of Birmingham (Smethwick and Northfield) and had a contract with the Local Authority counselling young people. I have prior experience of management and community work in the voluntary sector
I undertake both longer term counselling and short term focused work.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£44.00 per 50 minute session for individuals.
£50.00 per 50 minute session for couples' counselling.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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