DUE TO CORONA VIRUS (COVID 19) I AM ABLE TO OFFER ONLINE VIDEO VIA ZOOM OR TELEPHONE COUNSELLING
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During this period of extreme uncertainty many of us may experience sadness, low mood, anxiety and fear. This is understandable, and to a degree, it is a normal response to the rapidly changing circumstances.
These are unprecedented times during which our normal support systems may not be available to us and this can contribute to feelings of isolation. It might be reassuring to know you are not alone and help is at hand. Counselling provides a confidential and safe space for you to find a healthy way of adjusting to your new circumstances.
You have taken a big step in seeking support; this takes courage, well done.
Are you at a crossroads or crisis point and not sure which way to turn?
Finding it difficult to cope?
In conflict with your partner or loved ones?
Whatever you are feeling I can help you make sense of what is going on and together we can begin to restore some calm and balance to your life.
I offer a sensitive and confidential approach in order to help you feel at ease in talking through your situation - no matter how big or small you feel the difficulty is.
At times we may experience events which are beyond our control or life just gets very hard - we may not be sure how we got here or how we can make it better. We run out of ideas or energy and it can feel a bit relentless. We all experience difficulties at some point and counselling can be very useful in helping you to become unstuck.
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.
We will work through the issues which brought you to counselling so that you can make sense of where you are and more importantly draw on your own resources to overcome whatever is holding you back. In this way you can develop your own way of coping and managing any future challenges which may arise. Ultimately this can free you to live more fully and help you regain your zest for life.
I offer counselling for depression, low mood, anxiety and isolation all of which may be heightened by the current situation.
I offer individual, couple counselling and adult family counselling for things such as affairs, intimacy, trust, conflict and communication.
Additionally I offer counselling for all pregnancy and birth related issues including postnatal depression (for men and women).
I am a fully qualified counsellor having trained and worked for Relate for a number of years.
I work with clients of differing gender, age, ability, sexuality and culture and I offer a non judgemental approach which I believe is fundamental to developing a trusting therapeutic relationship.
I am a member of BACP and I have full indemnity insurance.
Training, qualifications & experience
- over ten years experience as a couple and individual counsellor with Relate
- broad experience of working with families in all shapes and sizes in Children's Centres
- experience of working across genders and cultures
- midwife in NHS- part of a Bereavement Support Team
- Women's Aid - (domestic violence charity)
RN 1984, RM 1986
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Separation/divorce and parenting apart
Blended family issues
Individuals - £50
Couples - £60
Family counselling - £60
All Saturday appointments - £70
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.