Many thanks for taking the time to visit my page.A bit about myself – I am a degree-qualified counsellor here in Birmingham. I have been working in mental health for over twenty years assisting people to manage their anxiety and depression and to help them achieve a fulfilling and enjoyable life.
My previous role as a manager for Rethink (Mental Health Charity)gave me significant insight and understanding into mental illness.For the last 25 years, I have assisted people with mental health issues, to improve their lives.This experience ranges from people with serious mental health conditions to those who are experiencing low mood, anxiety and depression.My current role is as an IAPT psychological wellbeing practitioner with the NHS.
I am an integrative counsellor – which basically means I use an array of techniques to assist my clients deal with issues they may be experiencing.The types of techniques I use come from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT),Person-Centred and Gestalt approaches through a variety of theories to inform my practice such as Transactional Analysis, Jungian and Solution-Focused. My model is about creating the most effective therapeutic approach for each individual person.
I offer a warm and friendly approach in a welcoming, supportive and safe environment. I work from a centre called Solihull Wellbeing Clinic where there are lovely stylish and contemporary rooms.The centre has ample parking space and is situated close to Waitrose in Hall Green.
I am currently a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their code of Ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA Hons Degree in Integrative Counselling Theory and Practice from Coventry University
- Level 3 Diploma in Counselling
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
- Managing Care Certificate (Open University)
- Health and Social Care Certificate (Open University)
- Certificate in Suicide Awareness
- Certificate in Mental Health Awareness
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Work-related stress
I charge £45 per 50 minute counselling session.
My experience to date has enabled me to work with a vast range of issues such as autism, anxiety, depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Manic Depression amongst many others.
My availability is on Saturday mornings.If you would like to chat on the phone with no obligation to proceed, then please do not hesitate to contact me on the number on the website.
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