Barbara Jaep Ortega Desouza
Firstly thank you for reading my profile, my name is Barbara and as a qualified Counsellor. I offer a safe secure and confidential environment, providing a warm, empathic service to all of my clients to guide you through these difficult times. I'm available on Fridays 9 am - 6 pm & Sat 9 am - 1 pm at the Custard Factory, Digbeth, B9 4AA. I also provide ad hoc sessions at The Wellness Health centre, Kings heath B14 7EU. Some Issues I can help with are Anxiety, Stress, depression, family/relational Issues, Bereavement, Sexuality and low self-esteem.
I offer various counselling approaches Person centred, Psychodynamic and CBT counselling techniques to suit the individual. Working relationally supports your present issues and concerns and those which may stem from the past and may be affecting your ability to live your life in a fuller way. Most importantly offered in a safe secure and confidential environment I provide a warm, empathic service to all of my clients to guide you through these difficult times.
Through my continuing work at an NHS (Umbrella) funded LGBTQ/sexual health counselling service I have experience of working with a range of issues including relationship and family issues, anxiety, depression, stress, anger, abuse, trauma, bereavement and loss, sexuality and gender issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over six years of experience of counselling working with NHS (Umbrella), LGBTQ/sexual health counselling service, working with a range of issues including relationship and family issues, anxiety, depression, stress, anger, abuse, trauma, bereavement and loss, sexuality and gender issues.
Certificate in Counselling Skills
HE FDA Integrative Counselling
Short Courses in:
- Deaf awareness
- Disability Awareness
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Fees: My fees are £40 per session (concessionary fees are available)
Coming into counselling can feel quite over whelming so it may help to call or email me and we can set up an initial session. We can discuss what you want from counselling and if you're happy to continue we can arrange a 2nd meeting and see each other weekly. I offer both short and long term counselling working through our relationship whilst offering a safe therapeutic, non judgemental environment allowing us to explore past feelings and behavioural patterns that may be affecting your ability to live more fully in the present. The aim is to help you to achieve understanding, self-compassion and acceptance by deepening awareness of and working through the origins of such patterns and to shed light on your relationships with others and to help you to make changes if you so wish.
Availability: I am currently available at the Custard Factory, Zellig building, on Fridays between 9-00 am until 6-00 pm & also Saturdays between 9-00 am - 13-00 pm. I also offer ad hoc sessions at The Wellness Health centre, Kingsheath B14 7EU.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Currently I am available on Fridays btw 9-00 am until 18-00 pm Sat mornings between 9-00 am -13-00 pm. I have some availability at The Well, Kings Heath, Mon, Wed and Thurs daytime & eve.
Types of client