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About me

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I am an integrative therapist and have been working therapeutically since 2017.

I provide counselling via zoom and in-person.

Your experience of me is the most important part of therapy.

I believe that the relationship is the therapy and will work you to build a therapeutic relationship within which you feel safe, protected, heard, and experienced, perhaps for the first time.

I will help you work through uncomfortable behaviours which are, often, protective defence mechanisms. I will work with you, up to and beyond that point of facing that thing you are most afraid of.

Once our relationship is on the move, we can bring in neurobiology which connects the brain to the body, we can work with and develop your abilities.

Sometimes therapy is about you discovering you have all the resources you need, within yourself, all I do is help you to bring them out. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a CPCAB Level 4 diploma in therapeutic counselling. I access continuing education material and have certificates in Internal Family Systems, Polyvagal theory, sensorimotor approaches and psycho-education approaches which help me work with the mind/body connection in relation to relationships, trauma and, anxiety.

My training encourages and allows me to be adaptable and flexible, however, if for whatever reason I'm not the best therapist for you, I'll talk through with you how to find find someone who is.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

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Fees

From £35.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Face to face sessions in the open or clinic incur a £5 fee

Sessions after 5pm incur a peak hours surcharge of £5 whether in person or via zoom.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

In-person outdoor sessions can be physical so will take place after the completion of a health screen.

I offer a 30 minute FREE consultation which you can arrange by sending me an email, to which I will respond within 24 hours.

Birmingham
West Midlands
B28

Solihull Wellbeing Clinic
15 Highfield Road
Hall Green
Birmingham
B28 0EL

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

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.

The clinic has ground floor rooms for wheelchair users, older adults or those with disabilities which make start climbing impossible. Just let me know during the consultation.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Clarence Firstborn

Clarence Firstborn