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Bob Smith: Counsellor & UKCP Reg'd Psychotherapist

Birmingham B67 & Shrewsbury SY1
07951 757083 07951 757083 Registered / Accredited
Birmingham B67 & Shrewsbury SY1

About me

I have a wide experience working as a therapist for over 20 years and am happy to support you with  deeper issues that require support over a longer period or more immediate short term issues.

Celebrities bravely share their traumas but they are used to being in the public eye. For many of us it is very anxiety provoking to open up, but it is a sign of strength to ask for help. 


I've worked with loss, bereavement, relationship breakdown, anxiety, sexuality, depression, anger management, mental, physical or sexual abuse, as well as the distress & confusion from recent or historical traumatic experiences. Working through these issues can be a very positive & liberating process.

Alongside my continuing professional development I am committed to pursuing my own personal growth and learning.


Training, qualifications & experience

I am a UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) registered Gestalt Psychotherapist and been fortunate to have worked as a therapist for well over 20 years.

My qualifications include a `Diploma in Counselling`, a `Masters in Human Relations & Counselling` and a `Masters in Gestalt Psychotherapy.` I'm also a member of three  national therapeutic bodies, BACP, UKCP & GPTI to which I'm accountable to their codes of practice.

I was a Director of Birmingham Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre for 20 years until March  2018. I've previously worked in industry and commerce, as well as local government as a lecturer and careers counsellor - so have many working experiences to call on.

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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

Supervision

I supervise counsellors, psychotherapists, trainees and those such as managers who have interpersonal and/or line-management responsibilities as part of their role.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative

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Fees

Monday and Friday : (no evenings) in Bearwood, Birmingham

£50 - Individuals - Therapy or Supervision (50mins)

£60  - Couples  (60 mins)

I can charge £25 for the first session for those new to therapy, at certain times.

Further information

Key words:  Couple counselling, supervision, anxiety and depression, anger management, bereavement, relationship issues, addictions, abuse, low self esteem, PTSD, stress disorder, integrative, personal therapy, counsellor, work related issues, emotional abuse.  Psychotherapy, counselling supervision, couples therapy, career counselling, psychosexual therapy, eating disorders, child related issues, low self-confidence, sexuality, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma, phobias, bullying, bipolar disorder, manic depression, postnatal depression, termination, abortion, miscarriage, sexual abuse, personality disorder, separation and divorce, alcohol dependence, tourettes syndrome, affairs and betrayals, generalised anxiety, binge eating disorder, aspergers syndrome, drug abuse, gender identity, supervision, internet addiction, panic disorder, gambling, anorexia nervosa, self harm, bulimia nervosa, infertility, domestic violence, disabilities, chronic fatigue syndrome, ME, physical abuse, spirituality, adoption, cancer, avoidant personality disorder, supervisor, dissociation.

Lightwoods Hill
Bearwood
Birmingham
West Midlands
B67 5EB

Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

I work on the ground floor.

Availability

Birmingham: Monday day times and Friday mornings Shrewsbury: Tuesdays: No spaces at present

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

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Bob Smith:   Counsellor  &  UKCP Reg'd Psychotherapist

Bob Smith: Counsellor & UKCP Reg'd Psychotherapist