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Claire Mcritchie Registered Member BACP (Accred). PGDip.

Birmingham B17 & B15
(44) 7834 492328 (44) 7834 492328
Birmingham B17 & B15

About me

If you sometimes feel lost Misunderstood–despite trying to explain? If you hide your feelings from the world and try to get through. Or, if you tell yourself to just get on with things, but find it difficult to get out of bed some days. Maybe life around you is changing but you feel stuck. Sometimes your feelings might lead to anxiety, lack of confidence and self-worth, perhaps even depression. Perhaps sometimes you question your role in life and struggle to find the answer?

If any of the above sounds familiar, then we can work together to understand the overwhelming feelings that can sometimes feel debilitating, and begin to untangle the thoughts and feelings until you once again feel in control of your life.

I work via Skype and offer a free 15 minute meeting so you can get a `feel`for the session. Everyone who has taken up this offer has gone on to book sessions and on-line sessions are now proven across the world to be just as effective as face-to-face sessions.

Please contact me to book your session and take the first step to being free from emotional and mental strain.

I offer a choice of ON-LINE therapies which include: psychodynamic psychotherapy/counselling, analytical hypnotherapy and solution focused and cognitive hypnotherapy and I specialise in helping people overcome emotional eating and those experiencing anxiety.

I have included information below about the positive outcomes that on-line therapy has in comparison to face to face sessions.

Articles about online counselling:



The Within Reach Accountability Diet Coaching Programme: Taking control of your eating.

Does it feel like your eating habits are out of control?

Are you eating even when you are not hungry?

Do your emotions sometimes control what you eat?

Do you want to regain control?

The WithinReach Accountability Programme can help you overcome your disordered eating and take back control.

Uncontrolled eating, obsessive eating, out of control eating, binge eating - no matter the label are all signs of disorded eating which has it`s roots in emotional triggers.

Disordered eating is slowly being recognised as a form of addiction - a compulsion that cannot be controlled.

The programme will identify your Disordered Eating scale, identify what your emotional triggers might be and includes exercises designed to slow down and challenge your impulsive Eat Response

It is a habit that is difficult to break, but with our programme, you will begin to take back that control - which means learning and understanding you triggers and taking accountability for the habit - by doing this, you are not running away from food in fear, you are no longer restricting calories or banning certain foods, you are not crash dieting, your weight is no-longer yo-yo-ing - because you are accountable and in control.

Hit the reset button on your eatings habits and take control back.


  • An evaluation of your current eating habits and an assessment of the emotional triggers that prompt eating.
  • A new KICK START eating plan. This is not a diet. This a plan to help kick start your new approach to food and to wipe the slate clean.
  • Habit breaking mindful eating exercises to support the new Kick Start approach.
  • Therapy and mindfulness sessions to help you begin to understand and undo the emotional triggers that `control` your eating.
  • Visualisation exercises to keep you motivated and on track.
  • The plan does not ask you weigh yourself. You will be advised to take measurements weekly, and to identify an item of clothing that does not currently fit – these will be your motivations.
  • Optional hypnotherapy audios – these are not generic but are written for you using the work we do together as a guide to what will optimise your programme.
  • Above all you will have contact with an Accountability Coach who will motivate you to keep on top of your progress.

This programme is not an easy solution, so please be sure that you are ready for the journey. You will be asked to look at food history and emotional triggers and to really uncover the `reasons`behind your eating habits.

You will have weekly therapy sessions where you can discuss the impact of the programme, you will also have contact every day with your therapist and coach, via telephone, to àccount`for your day. This accountability aspect, really helps to keep you motivated and determined.

The programme is booked as a 5 week Kick-Start programme.

Comments from previous  programme participants:

“it has all finally clicked and I now have a normal relationship with food. I don’t have to diet anymore.”

“as if by magic my need to have chocolate and cakes has gone!”

“I understand now the hole I was trying to fill with food, and I don’t need to fill it.”

"I don`t even feel the urge to buy ice-cream anymore."

Training, qualifications & experience

University Certificate Integrative Counselling.
Post Graduate Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling.
Dip Solution Focused Brief Hypnotherapy.
Dip Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
Certificate in Coaching.
Cert Group Therapy Tools

Member of BACP Counselling Childrens and Young People Division.
Member National Council for Hypnotherapy.
Member Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy.

Articles: http://www.thisisinsider.com/reasons-people-cheat-on-their-partners-2018-6#communication-can-be-a-trigger-1

I have experience in working in a secondary care NHS psychotherapy supporting clients in the following area:

  • Depression.
  • Anxiety.
  • Couples / relationship issues
  • Relationship / couples counselling
  • Low self-confidence.
  • Relationship issues
  • Eating disorders.
  • weight control
  • Anxiety relief
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder.
  • Young persons counselling.
  • Phobia control.
  • Survivors of sexual abuse.
  • Surviving miscarriage and infertility.
  • Coaching
  • Diet coaching
  • Diet counselling
  • Pre-nuptial counselling.
  • Post traumatic stress disorder.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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  • Counselling psychotherapy sessions £40 per session
  • Accountability Coaching Programme x 5 weeks = £450

Westbourne Road
B15 3TR

West Midlands

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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


Flexible availability including evenings and Saturdays. Please contact me

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Claire Mcritchie Registered Member BACP (Accred). PGDip.

Claire Mcritchie Registered Member BACP (Accred). PGDip.