Karen Rhodes

Birmingham B9 & B26
+447847280629 +447847280629
Birmingham B9 & B26

About me

Are you seeing the world from a dark place?

Counselling can help you.

At the moment many people are experiencing increased levels of anxiety. This may be because of the current circumstances, or because isolation or the loss of our usual coping strategies is highlighting existing difficulties.

At times, we all struggle and need help. Mostly we manage to get through the tough stuff but sometimes it is hard to see the way forward.

I can help by sharing your thoughts and emotions and will not judge you; I have no agenda other than helping you to make sense of your feelings.

Talking to a qualified Counsellor is proven to work.

What I offer

During this time of social distancing I am working with clients by audio or video calls. Once the guidelines allow I will once again provide a face to face counselling service in Yardley and Central Birmingham in addition to remote sessions.

I work with you to explore your experience of life, and how you came to this difficult place. Together we will help you to gain understanding and insight to overcome emotional and behavioural issues that keep you from living the life you want.

I will help you to gain tools and build skills to manage stress and cope with depression and loss.

Accessing counselling is a big emotional and financial commitment, but it is also a positive investment in yourself and your future.

What to expect in your first session

We will talk about what has brought you to counselling and what you would like to achieve through the work.

I will explain to you more about how I work and what I can offer you. Together we will plan how to move forward.

If you would like to make an informal enquiry please give me a call and I am happy to answer your questions.

You can contact me by phone or email, and I am happy to arrange an initial meeting to discuss the best way forward.

Training, qualifications & experience


I am a member of The British Association for Counselling Psychotherapy BACP having graduated in Integrative Counselling from Newman University.


I have worked for several years in a Family Centre and before that in a busy Occupational Therapy Department.

I work with clients experiencing a wide variety of issues around bereavement, relationship and family difficulties. These could be current or historical but are having a negative impact on their lives. These difficulties can lead to depression, anxiety and low self-esteem, addictive or obsessive behaviour. I also see clients with a history of abuse and sexual identity issues.

I also work with clients who are experiencing difficulties in their working lives, whether the issues are related to workplace stress or issues in their personal life that are impacting on work.

I can help with a wide range of issues, including Abuse, Anxiety, Addictive behaviour, Bereavement, Depression, Family breakdown, Illness, Loss, Low self-esteem, Relationship problems, Sexuality, Stress, and Work related issues.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Infant loss


Therapies offered

  • Integrative


My fees are £40 per 50 minute session.

On occasions I am able to offer certain sessions at a concessionary rate.

Further information

I am happy to accept clients through EAP organisations

West Midlands

Zellig Building
Gibb Street
West Midlands
B9 4AA

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Modern rooms which are fully accessible via lifts.There is extensive pay and display parking available within easy walking distance


I work on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

I offer Morning, Afternoon and Evening sessions subject to availability.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Karen Rhodes

Karen Rhodes