Byron Lange (Reg. MBACP)
I am an experienced counsellor and run my practice from a dedicated, welcoming and private space at my home in South Birmingham. I take a flexible approach and want to work with you so that you feel understood and can discover and enact creative solutions that suit your unique self and life.
All of us over the course of our lifetimes will experience distress, destructive and sometimes repetitive behaviours we don’t want, relationship difficulties and potentially great loss. During these times it can sometimes be difficult for others in our life to respond in a helpful way. This can sometimes create a situation where it is difficult to genuinely talk about what is troubling us with those around us.
Counselling can offer the time and space needed to work through our troubles and to understand ourselves better. It takes a lot of courage to start the process of facing distress and the possibility of change. I aim to offer a therapeutic relationship that can helpfully facilitate this and be a part of your journey.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Barbette Rothschild Somatic Trauma Training – informed and safe working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (2017)
- BA (Hons) in Integrative Counselling (2014)
- FD in Integrative Counselling (2013)
- NVQ 4 in Health and Social Care for Adults - Senior Substance Misuse Practitioner (2008)
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis (2007)
- Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis (2006)
- Drug Misuse Practitioner Training – 6 months full time (2005)
I’m originally from New Zealand. Since coming to the UK in 2000 I have undertaken one to one work with people in several different roles and environments. The variety of my roles has given me experience of working with people in great practical crisis right across to working solely with difficult emotion or finding meaning in life.
These roles and environments have included working in the homelessness field in emergency shelters and also in longer term supported accommodation for rough sleepers in London and with young homeless people in the West Midlands.
I worked in the drug and alcohol misuse field for six years within Primary Care for both the third sector as a Senior Substance Misuse Practitioner and directly for an NHS Mental Health Trust at Band 6. I have also worked as a group process therapist within privately run addictions residential rehabilitation.
Over the last seven years I have been a counsellor within education, in FE and predominately at a Birmingham University. My counselling practice is now solely offered privately. However, I still work within Higher Education contracted as a Specialist Mental Health Mentor.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
£45 per 50 minute session (also charged for the first session).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Currently offering daytime and evening appointments Monday to Friday.
Types of client