Psychotherapy and Counselling in Sutton Coldfield, North Birmingham.
I have always been interested in people and the mind.
As a psychoanalytic psychotherapist I adapt my technique to the unique individuality of each person.
People who come for therapy may be seeking help for specific reasons or because of more general underlying feelings which may include low mood or anxiety, difficulties in concentrating, dissatisfaction in work or inability to form satisfactory relationships. The therapeutic relationship is a crucial element in the therapy. I offer a confidential and private setting in which to explore, understand and to identify patterns of thinking, feeling, acting and relating. Greater awareness of these patterns enables the development of the capacity to understand and change them. This form of therapy aims for long lasting change and emotional development.
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy can contribute significantly to your psychological and physical health, to your sense of well-being and to your ability to manage your life more effectively and creatively.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have twelve years previous experience of working within higher education at Aston University and the University of Birmingham providing individual counselling and group work to students and staff. I supervised trainee counsellors on placement and provided training and consultation to colleagues.
Alongside this I worked privately from a group practice offering psychotherapy, counselling and training in counselling skills.
Prior to this I worked for several years with a charity in a major city offering counselling to young people aged 12 to 26. Whilst working with this agency I gave initial and ongoing training to volunteers and supervised counsellors. I held this part-time commitment alongside a fulltime position as a social worker in an adolescent unit.
I now work full time from my consulting room in a residential setting.
I am a Professional Member of the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy (WMIP) and a Registered Member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). I completed my intensive Psychoanalytic Training in 2008 and graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1993 with a Diploma in Counselling.
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.
British Psychoanalytic Council
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £49 per session payable monthly in arrears. I review my fees annually each April.
Sutton Coldfield is well served by road and rail links.
My practice is 20 minutes from the cross city train line and a few minutes’ walk from bus stops. If you are coming by car it’s easy to find and park. It is easily accessible from the West Midlands and South Staffordshire.
I offer open-ended and time-limited therapy, as well as one-off assessments and supervision.
To make an enquiry or to book an initial consultation please call 0121 241 5167