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You have taken a big step in seeking support;this takes courage.
You may be seeking out counselling due to feelings of anxiety, low mood, depression, loneliness, betrayal or a number of other confusing feelings. Whatever you are experiencing I believe talking things through and having space to think and reflect can greatly improve your emotional wellbeing as well as providing you with greater self awareness and the opportunity to live your life to the full.
I am an experienced relationship counsellor; I work with individuals, couples and families on a range of issues such as affairs, trust, lack of intimacy, communication and conflict. I also offer counselling for pregnancy or birth related difficulties, including postnatal depression as well as working with more general depression in individuals.
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 good and thoughtful choices. This type of counselling also takes into account external influences which either support or prevent you from moving forward. These ways of working can assist you in developing your own resourcefulness and help you achieve lasting change.
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 have worked as a counsellor for a national relationship charity for a number of years before starting in private practice.
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 to identify areas for further learning. To this end 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 he 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.
I also have experience of working for a 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
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
£45 for individuals
£45 for couples
£60 for families
Saturday morning appointments
£60 for all appointments
I am a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I adhere to its Ethical Framework.
I receive regular clinical supervision and keep updated with ongoing professional development
I have indemnity insurance
I offer face to face short-term and long-term counselling.
The premises I work from offer disabled access.
I am within walking distance from Sutton Coldfield train station. There is a public car park next to the premises as well as free limited off street parking in Duke Street.
Please feel free to contact me or view my website if you have any queries or want further information about counselling with me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer daytime and evening as well as Saturday morning appointments
Types of client