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I know how hard it can be to ask someone for help, taking the first step in accessing support is a huge achievement. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental counselling service where I want you to be yourself and use the safe space to explore whatever it is that’s concerning you. Please get in touch if you need me to listen to whatever seems troublesome. I believe there is a solution to every problem and together, we can find it.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), specialising in domestic and sexual violence, with ten years of professional experience with children and adults. I also have a Specialist Diploma in CBT. My core approach is person centred which enables me to build a great rapport with my clients and empathise with them using a compassionate, nurturing approach. My aim is to bring back the happiness, confidence, normality and strength to the individual concerned. I have sound knowledge and understanding of ethical boundaries and how to act accordingly in relation to equal opportunities and diversity and I have undertaken safe guarding training with the NSPCC.
Each person is an individual with their own attitudes, beliefs, constructs, behaviours and unique responses to the challenges presented to them. Consequently, I have developed a way of working collaboratively and proactively with each person, inviting them to be actively involved in the selection of counselling strategies and interventions that help facilitate their process. An important part of this journey is empowering individuals to take responsibility for the choices they make when facing life challenges. By identifying and validating their strengths, the therapeutic relationship can contribute positively to transform these challenges into positive outcomes making the impossible possible.
I am compassionate, honest and hardworking individual maintaining professional boundaries and integrity. I am respectful of the autonomy of all people and I strive to create value within my work as well as creating value in others.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate of Proficiency - BACP
Specialist Diploma in CBT
Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Working with Children and Teenagers counselling course (12 months). Content included: Psychoperceptional theory, various types of play therapy, Humanistic theory, family systems theory, Inner child, legal acts & legislation, ethical understanding of counselling children & teenagers. Course also incorporates abuse, bereavement, anger, anxiety counselling.
Child Safeguarding Course Level 1 - (2014)
Child protection – NSPCC Training - (2014)
Foundation in Solution Focused Practice Unit One – (2011)
Workshops/Training Courses Include:
Awareness on rape & sexual abuse
Awareness on self injury/self harm
Awareness on Mental health/OCD/PTSD
Counsellors & the Law
Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
Child Protection/Child Abuse
Gay/lesbian and Bi-sexual
Awareness on Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse
Teenage Partner Abuse
Domestic Violence, Children & young people level 1 & 2
FGM Female Genital Mutilation
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Having successfully worked and completing a variety of workshops at Birmingham and Solihull Women's Aid, I have sound knowledge of domestic violence issues, rape & sexual violence, teenage partner abuse, domestic violence (children & young people) and FGM female genital mutilation.
I have also had the opportunity to work with residents that have been victims of domestic/sexual violence within a Birmingham refuge for a period of two years. Each case was a huge success. Each case with the service user was unique. I offered non-judgmental, safe and caring sessions, listening attentively and emotionally supporting women to personally grow and feel empowered.
£55 - for a 50 minute session.
However, I offer concessions to tailor each individuals needs e.g students, unemployed, debt etc.. Please do not hesitate to contact me regarding prices and I will do my very best to ensure your needs are met.
Please feel free to contact me on 0121 517 0578
or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW I WORK
- Building a relationship of trust and respect with clients
- Agreeing a 'counselling contract' to establish what will be covered in sessions
- Encouraging clients to talk about the feelings that have made them seek counselling
- Listening carefully, ask questions and clarify my understanding of the client’s situation
- Empathising with the client’s issues, but challenge them when necessary
- Helping clients to see things more clearly or from different perspectives
- Referring clients to other sources of help if appropriate
- Attending regular supervision and counselling sessions
- Keeping confidential records
- Attending continuing professional development courses/workshops/reading
- Working towards accreditation.