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In need of help or some support? Counselling can help.
Have you become frustrated with bringing about change in your life? Or maybe life events are beginning to cause you difficulties and you want a solution. If you are experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Work Issues, Issues within your Relationship, Post Traumatic Stress, any kind of abuse or concerns relating to past trauma, then counselling might be able to help you.

Together we can:

  • Identify current difficulties more clearly and work out how you can resolve or deal with them
  • Look at repeating patterns in your life that lead to feeling stuck
  • Support changes you want and find new ways forward

These things are best done in the context of a confidential relationship that is honest and supportive in creating growth. I work with both Individuals and Couples, and I can offer you this kind of relationship which can be formed and built in safety when in counselling. I have experience of working therapeutically with people who bring a breadth of personal difficulties within a variety of organisations.

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor. Counsellors take an examination to qualify for accreditation by BACP in order to keep high standards of counselling. I abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy of the (BACP), and the Gestalt Psychotherapy Institute.

I have worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist since 2003. I work with short-term clients using EMDR for PTSD, trauma and abuse, or CBT and solution focused models for other issues. The aim here is to help clients to learn strategies and solutions for coping with their difficulties.

I also work with gestalt and the person centred models. These models are more relational working in the "here and now" of what is going on relationally between the client and myself. These models are more suited to longer term work to assist clients to find their way through the difficulties they are experiencing. I work with body, thoughts, feelings & emotions.

What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories, is often used to help alleviate depression, anxiety, and help clients recover from physical, emotional and sexual abuse and domestic violence. It is also helpful for clients struggling with grief.

What is counselling?

Counselling is getting assistance from a professional such as myself, to explore personal, social or psychological difficulties in confidence.

Practice Description

I run a private practice in Kingswinford, Birmingham City Centre, on the Telephone and Online.

  • I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy to Individuals and Couples.
  • I offer Sessions in EMDR.
  • I offer Clinical Supervision to other Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

In both locations I work from there is easy parking, good public transport.

I offer both Short Term and Long Term Psychotherapy.

I have a Current DBS Certificate, Fully insured, Committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

To make an appointment with me please send me a message or call me on 07843 813 537 to book your first session or if you would just like a friendly chat about your issues and how I can help. If you would like to find out more about me please take a look at my website.

Training, qualifications & experience

As a counsellor I have undertaken the following in order to reach the level of experience I have attained.

  • Level 7 Psychotherapist Training
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • EMDR Practitioner Qualification
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Person Centred Supervision
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling
  • Certificate in Coginitive Behavioural Therapy
  • BACP Accredited (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
  • Certificate in Developmental Psychotherapy

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.

BACP

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

Long term illness, disability and life threatening health conditions.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

Additional information

Payment Methods:

I accept payment by:
Cash
Debit and Credit card
Bank transfer (only in advance).

Fees:

  • The most you will be asked to pay for a one-to-one counselling session is £40.
  • The most you will pay for couples counselling is £60.
  • The most other counsellors or trainee counsellors will pay for supervision is £50 per hour.
  • The most that you will pay for a session of EMDR is £60

Call for informal information and to negotiate a fee you can afford and ask whether I work with the difficulties you are experiencing.

Length of Sessions:

  • Counselling sessions last for 50 minutes.
  • A session of EMDR lasts 60 minutes

Availability

Available daytimes and weekends.

Further information

Birmingham Location

  • Off road parking is available closeby.
  • Birmingham city centre is serviced a range of bus, tram and train services


Kingswinford Location

  • There is usually space for parking outside and this is a safe, quiet residential area.
  • Buses 254 & 255 pass the end of the street.
  • Several other bus services also come nearby.


I  am prepared to travel and will consider work outside of my immediate area for both individuals and organisations.

Fairview Crecent
Kingswinford
West Midlands
DY6 8LF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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.

One small step but this has not caused issues for a previous client in a wheelchair

Supervision

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I use Gestalt and Person Centred models, to support supervisees to explore and reflect on the work with their cliens & work through any difficulties.

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Paul Carter (BACP Accredited)

Paul Carter (BACP Accredited)