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Helen Gaynor BA (Hons), MBACP @ Sheemore Counselling

Birmingham, West Midlands, B13 0JE
07976 692573 07976 692573

About me

Has life thrown something in your path that you are struggling to make sense of? Are you aware that your stress or anxiety levels are heightened and you are confused by these feelings? Then perhaps you need someone to talk to, to help you make sense of the confusion you are feeling and the unexplained emotions that can feel overwhelming and leave you feeling alone.

My experience includes my own private practice based in South Birmingham and working for the Priory Wellbeing Centre in Birmingham City Centre. I have also worked within the NHS profession for the past 13 years and was previously working within a Charity organisation for 5 years.

At times we can all face difficulties and through my work, I have experience of working with a range of issues including Depression, Self-Harm & Bereavement. I am a qualified registered BACP person-centred counsellor who works within the BACP Ethical Framework and am fully insured. I offer long term or short term counselling dependent on individual needs.

What to expect

An initial assessment is required to enable us to discuss your goals of counselling and the ways in which I work. This will allow us both to establish if we can work together and is an important part of the therapeutic relationship going forward.

Sessions are offered on a weekly basis and lasts 50 minutes.  Parking facilities are available without charge and there are local bus routes close by, making accessibility trouble-free.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • BA Hons Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Foundation Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy


  • Domestic Violence and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Working Creatively with Anger Workshop
  • Changing minds in therapy; the way forward?
  • Clients who have Psychological Disorders and Mental Heath Issues
  • Clients who Misuse Drugs and Alcohol
  • Counselling & Psychotherapy with clients who have been abused
  • Creative approaches to working with clients
  • Dialetical Behaviour Therapy Skills Training

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Person-centred therapy

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Initial Assessment and sessions are charged at a rate of £45 for individuals and £60 for couples.  Each sessions runs for 50 minutes.

Reduced rates are available, assessed against personal circumstances.

Meridian Centre
834 Yardley Wood Road
West Midlands
B13 0JE

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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


Tuesday 9:00am - 20:00, Wednesday 9:00am - 20:00

Types of client

Older adults


Helen Gaynor BA (Hons), MBACP @ Sheemore Counselling

Helen Gaynor BA (Hons), MBACP @ Sheemore Counselling