GINA is a social enterprise offering private, specialist counselling for individuals subjected to sexual violence and abuse. We offer 'face to face' counselling from our Birmingham City Centre premises or telephone counselling from the comfort of your own home (nationwide). There is NO WAITING LIST; we provide support when you need it.
We take a Trauma Informed Approach, which acknowledges that trauma can be carried around within ourselves. This approach recognises experience, understands responses to experiences that are overwhelming as normal, rational and often really sensible, explores stories, rejects labels, seeks to redress power imbalance and builds upon foundations of empowerment and connection.
GINA is the sister organisation of the Rape & Sexual Violence Project (RSVP); a charity providing compassionate, free support services for individuals subjected to sexual violence and abuse in Birmingham and Solihull. All of GINA's profits are donated to RSVP, to help provide free support services for those who need them.
Training, qualifications & experience
Our GINA counsellors are specialists in the field of sexual violence and abuse.
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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
sexual violence and sexual abuse
£40 per counselling session for individuals | £50 per counselling session for employers/organisations