Simply making contact with someone like myself can feel very difficult. Yet the need to face what troubles us can seem urgent. I understand that considering counselling can feel a little frightening. I treat every person who contacts me with respect and regard. A good way forward is an informal, no obligation, talk over the phone. You can ask any questions and decide if what I can offer would be helpful.
I work in a dedicated counselling & psychotherapy centre in Warley. It is a welcoming confidential and safe environment in which to explore problems.
I am an experienced counsellor and have worked with a wide variety of clients and client problems. These include depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, loss, identity and relationship problems (at home, at work, and post retirement). I also have long-standing experience of many issues around addictions.
The issues a client may face may be of recent origin or long-standing. Sometimes the problems may feel undefinable or one may simply feel unhappy and not know why.
I offer counselling on both a short-term and long-term basis. Usually after one or perhaps two sessions we agree on a way forward for you.
My core approach is to consider how the past may influence present feelings, relationships and experiences. I believe that in therapy a client can develop hidden resources - promoting change and growth of new skills and capacities.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling University of Leicester
Registered Individual Member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP)
I am an experienced counsellor / therapist working with both individuals and groups in a variety of mental health settings. These include the voluntary sector, private healthcare, NHS, and private practice. All my practice is professionally supervised in accordance with BACP standards.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session for individuals
I am willing to negotiate lower fees for those on lower incomes
I work from therapy rooms in Warley, Birmingham - daytime. Dependent on circumstances, I may also be able to offer some weekend sessions.