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Clarence Firstborn

Birmingham, West Midlands, B28
07724201783 07724201783

About me

Hello, and thanks for viewing my profile.

I've been working therapeutically since 2004 using fitness and exercise as a means to improve mental health. I have been working therapeutically as a counsellor since 2017. My core counselling approaches are Person Centred which places the client at the centre of the work, and psychodynamic which informs the process of exploring the past. Clients are free to go at their own pace, we won't delve into anything until you are ready. My approach is trauma informed and I work to integrate the mind and the body.

Alongside my Zoom based talk therapy I am offering an in-person exercise for mental health sessions adhering to strict Covid-19 safety protocols. These sessions can be delivered in the open air or in client's own homes.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a personal training diploma, holistic massage therapist diploma, and a counselling diploma. I have also am continuing CPD training in a number of different approaches focusing on the brain/body connection which is my area of interest.

I have found that working with forming the therapeutic relationship has brought us face to face with deeper issues which needed attending to, even though they weren't what brought the client in to therapy in the first place.

My training allows me to be adaptable and flexible and and if we find I can't help you I'll endeavour to refer you to someone who can.

Every person is unique and I endeavour to find the best way of working with you which may well be different from the next person.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Racism and racism associated Trauma.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

£45 per session.

Low cost therapy available.

Free 20 minute consultation.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

Sessions online via zoom. In-person sessions are subject to a risk assessment.

Birmingham
West Midlands
B28

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Availability

Monday and Wednesday 10-8

Tuesday and Thursday 10-5

Friday 10-5

No weekend service

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Clarence Firstborn

Clarence Firstborn