Change Birmingham Brief Therapy
Change is a counselling charity that provides free counselling to individuals aged 14+ who are registered with a Birmingham GP. We ask for voluntary donations for anyone not matching these criteria.
Our therapy is brief and can average between 2-6 sessions to avoid dependency and to encourage client empowerment.
We also train counsellors, professional health workers, social workers and teachers in Solution Focused Practice.
Our courses consist of 3 levels of learning:
Foundation level - 2-day course approved by the BPS
Certificate level 3 - 4 units covering theories, the underpinning philosophy of SF, the differences between the SF approach and other approaches, working with young people and ethical issues and guidelines.
Diploma level 5 - 5 units that aim to provide a thorough background in theory into practice. Change Birmingham Brief Therapy will provide placement support and opportunities to learners.
Training, qualifications & experience
All counsellors and trainers are trained through our learning pathway ranging from Foundation to Diploma level in Solution Focused Practice. This training programme can often take up to 2 years.
They are expected to undertake a 6-9 month induction process under observation and guidance from Change mentors who are all highly experienced counsellors.
Change could not function without their dedication, passion and enthusiasm, and so we focus on offering them regular training and support via monthly group supervision with trained SFT supervisors.
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Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling we deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
No counselling Fees. Donations to the charity are welcome.
Training course Fees:
- Foundation course - £180 including VAT
- Certificate course - £960 including VAT
- Diploma course - £2400 including VAT
SCHOOL COUNSELLING SERVICE
The change also offers a specialised FREE school counselling service and our counsellors are currently placed in many schools across the Birmingham area.
Change’s therapy rooms are available to hire on a regular basis or as a one-off at affordable rates.
The rooms have recently been decorated and newly furnished and have large windows that fill the rooms with natural daylight. They provide a safe, confidential, comfortable and convenient space for private practitioners to see their clients. It boasts a city-centre location with affordable on-street parking outside the building. There is disabled access via lift and toilets are located within the suite.
The rooms are ideal for:
- Counsellors and psychotherapists
- Psychologists and psychiatrists
- Social workers
- Other professionals who are looking for a city-centre venue to practice their private work or to run groups and courses.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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