I am an experienced BACP and BABCP counsellor, I offer one to one counselling in a confidential setting. From time to time we are faced with difficulties /confusion. I will endeavour to help you address these issues that are preventing you from leading a more fulfilling and satisfying life. I offer a confidential, non-judgmental, empathic approach drawing on three main schools of psychology - Person Centered Psychodynamic, and CBT. I also use solution focused techniques.
Do you sometimes feel that life gets you down? Are there some difficulties or struggles that you would like to make sense of? Would you benefit from talking to someone who is empathic and non judgmental? I believe that when you come and see me that you feel listened to and herd,and that I genuinely try and feel what its like to walk in your shoes.
I came into counselling due to my own personal difficulties and struggles, dealing with loss/relationships and coping with painful emotions. At that time it felt as if there was nowhere to go and no one to talk to. If this sounds familiar then maybe I can help you.
Apart from my private practice I also work for the NHS in Birmingham. As a consequence I work with many presenting problems and have a wide experience of common difficulties including relationships,anxiety, low esteem and depression
I am committed to continuing personal and professional development and regularly attend training as specified in BACP and BABCP.
My practice is in Bromsgrove and close to M5 and M42 motorway junctions. Please feel free to phone or e-mail me or alternatively you can text me.I can usually offer appointments within a few days and if you prefer evenings or weekends then this can be arranged.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Degree Integrative Counselling Newman University
Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Birmingham University)
Certificate in Counselling Theory
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Solution Focused Therapy
Guest speaker at University
Recent Training Courses.
Common mental health problems
Working with Spirituality in counselling
Psychotherapists healing and surviving
Childhood sexual abuse
CBT and mindfulness
Addictions within mental health
Guest speaker University of Birmingham.
As a Therapist set within the NHS I regularly attend training courses to keep up to date with current trends.
Part of my role is providing training/ supervision for members of staff who have an interest in therapy/counselling
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 per hour counselling session for individuals
£50 for couples
There are some concessional rates available on request.
My practice is in Bromsgrove from a dedicated room in my home. There is parking available on the drive and a private entrance direct to my therapy room on the side of the house .
First contact is by phone: 0777 2982595 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I will try to respond to calls and email enquiries within 24 hours.( I will be the only person who answers calls and sees emails ) Appointments are usually given within one week and I can do evenings and weekends if required.