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***All sessions available online, by email or by telephone.***

I have many years experience working as a Person Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I am a registered and accredited member of BACP so you can be sure of my competent and ethical practice.

I offer short term or longer term counselling to both adults and young people, as well as supervision of counsellors, psychotherapists and others in the counselling professions. All my sessions are delivered online via Skype or email, with telephone as a backup. Much of my work in recent years (including pre Covid) has been delivered online. I find that this can be a really convenient way for people to access counselling, and supervision, in their busy lives. This may be an option you would like to explore whether you are in the UK or overseas.

Talk and Walk sessions are available as appropriate, this can be discussed during an initial session or ongoing counselling. These sessions involve us meeting in an outdoor, public space and conducting the session whilst walking.

I believe that counselling should be both personal and professional. I bring my mix of warmth, genuineness and care, alongside professional qualifications, my own supervision and BACP accreditation.

  • DBS check
  • Insurance
  • BACP accreditation as well as registration
  • Online sessions
  • Supervision
  • Walk and Talk sessions (as appropriate)
  • Regular personal supervision

I worked for a number of years training counsellors and have experience of counselling those currently in training.

I'm happy to have a brief conversation on the phone at no cost, where I may be able to answer any questions you might have about counselling, the way I work, or something else that might help you decide on your next step into counselling.

I offer sessions starting between 9am and 2pm during school term times only. It may be possible to have sessions outside of these times on occasion, this can be discussed during our initial appointment, or as our sessions continue.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am qualified with an honours degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and hold a Post Graduate Award in Working Therapeutically with Children and Young People. As such I am able to offer counselling and psychotherapy to adults, young people and children.

I have a diploma in Counselling Supervision. I offer supervision to both experienced counsellors, as well as those training to become counsellors, I can also support you through your accreditation processes.

I have worked for a number of years in varying counselling agencies, with clients from all walks of life, experiencing a number of issues including depression, anxiety, loss and bereavement, relationship and family issues, bipolar disorder, panic disorder and phobias.

I have extensive experience working online as a counsellor, both with clients in the UK and overseas. I previously ran the online branch of a busy counselling service.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I charge £40 per 50 minute client session.

I charge £60 per one and a half hours supervision session. I charge a percentage of this price for shorter sessions, e.g £30 for 45 minutes.

Please contact me to discuss concessions for counselling students.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer sessions starting between 9am and 2pm weekdays during school term times only.

Birmingham
West Midlands
B26

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

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

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

Online platforms

Skype

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I offer person centred supervision to experienced counsellors, those just starting out and those in training.

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Erica Pickering

Erica Pickering