Jean Douglas MBACP
Hello and welcome to my profile page.
You have taken a big step in seeking support; this takes courage, well done.
You may be seeking out counselling due to feelings of anxiety, sadness, depression, loneliness, betrayal or a number of other confusing feelings. Whatever you are experiencing talking things through and having space to think can greatly improve your emotional wellbeing. It can help you make sense of your situation and increase your coping skills and resilience.
Ultimately counselling helps bring about change and increased self awareness which frees you to be yourself and to live your life to the full.
I am an experienced counsellor; I have worked for Relate for many years with individuals and couples on a range of issues such as affairs, trust, lack of intimacy and sex, communication and conflict.
I also work with individual clients who may be experiencing depression/anxiety or low mood for a variety of reasons.
Additionally I offer counselling for pregnancy or birth related difficulties, including postnatal depression.
If you choose to work with me I will go at a pace which feels right for you in order to achieve the best possible outcome. I offer a sensitive approach to whatever is troubling you; regardless of age, gender, sexuality or culture.
We will use our initial meeting to work out what you want and need from counselling so we can work together to achieve this.
I work in an integrative way which helps us think about how you relate to yourself and others; this can support you in understanding yourself and assist you in making thoughtful choices. This way of working takes into account external influences which either support or prevent you from moving forward which in turn can help you to develop your own resourcefulness and achieve lasting change.
I work with men and women who may be affected by these issues.
I offer a non-judgemental and confidential service which I believe is fundamental to developing a trusting therapeutic relationship.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Experience
I worked as a counsellor for a national relationship charity for a number of years before starting in private practice. I have broad experience of working with families in all shapes and sizes as well as couples and individuals.
I am an integrative counsellor, using psychodynamic and systemic approaches.
By working across ethnicities, cultures and gender it has enriched and broadened my experience as well helping me identify areas for further learning. I have ongoing training in order to keep up to date with current developments and research.
Prior to training as a counsellor I worked in the NHS as a midwife and I was part of a Bereavement Support Team providing help to families who had experienced loss. This has helped equip me to offer support to those seeking help with pregnancy and birth related issues as well as to offer support for bereavement more generally.
I also have experience of working for a national domestic violence charity.
Advanced Diploma in Couple Counselling (Relate, accredited by University of Hull), 2009;
Certificate for Systemic Practice - Working with Families (Relate Institute), 2011;
Post Graduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy (Relate, accredited by University of Hull), 2014
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Behaviour problems
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£45 for individuals (daytime), £50 for individuals (evening)
£50 for couples (daytime),£55 for couples (evening)
Family Counselling £55
I am a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I adhere to its Ethical Framework
In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) I will collect, use and store your personal data appropriately. In essence this means I will take the necessary appropriate steps to protect your personal data once it has been shared in counselling sessions.
I receive regular clinical supervision and keep updated with ongoing professional development
I have full indemnity insurance
I offer face to face short-term and long-term counselling, with daytime and evening appointments.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or want further information about counselling with me. You can also visit my website at www.birminghamcounselling.co.uk for further information.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer flexible daytime and evening appointments; Monday-Thursday
Types of client