Jean Douglas MBACP
Hello and welcome to my profile page.
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 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.
If any of this applies to you it may be helpful to know that you are not alone, in fact we all go through times like this 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 so that you 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 individual and couple counselling for things such as affairs, trust issues, intimacy, conflict, communication.
I offer general counselling for depression, low mood and anxiety.
Additionally I offer counselling for all pregnancy and birth related issues including postnatal depression (for men and women).
I am a fully qualified relationship 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
- 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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Separation/divorce and parenting apart
Blended family issues
£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