Louisa Harvey

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MA, PgDip (MBACP, MNCPS Acc.)
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Birmingham B13 & B3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor with years of experience within the mental health and psychotherapy fields. You might think you are not struggling enough to warrant therapy, or alternatively you may wonder how therapy can ever help when things feel so deeply rooted. There is no issue too small or too long-standing. There is no qualifier for being deserving of help. You are welcome to be in touch.

"Can you help me?"

I have extensive experience of working with different issues, these have included, but are not limited to:

  • dissatisfaction in relationships, wanting to understand your patterns in relationships better
  • Depression, anxiety, feeling "overly emotional" or numb
  • difficulties in living, hopelessness, suicidal thoughts
  • body-image distress, particularly dismantling internalised fatphobia
  • processing late diagnosed neurodivergence
  • questions around genders and sexualities, and/or LGBTQIA+ related issues

How can working with me help?

Clients have found that they know themselves better and develop a deeper appreciation for the ways they have coped, why that might be, and consequently report feeling they are better able to make decisions and choices in life in alignment with their values and needs.

Psychodynamic work isn't about providing you with concrete or practical tools to cope and it can be hard to communicate what can happen when we share our worlds with someone else whose role it is to attend to us through deep listening, and who endeavours to attune to the emotional atmosphere in the room. Great healing can occur in this space.

Clients also report having more fulfilling relationships, being able to better care for themselves, and feel their lives have more purpose and meaning.

What next?

First, trust your initial sense of whether I might seem like the kind of person you could work with. 

Second, if you think I might be, you are most welcome to book a free 15 minute call with me to discuss working together.

What happens in the 15 minute calls?

It's a space for you to ask questions you may have. I will also ask whether you are looking for in-person or online sessions, whether you are wanting time-limited short term sessions or open-ended/longer-term therapy, and I will ask you to briefly tell me what you are seeking help for.

And then?

If I have the experience I think you need and you have a feeling that you'd like to take this further, we would book two 50 minute sessions one week apart, where we would meet to understand in more detail a bit about your life so far, what you need help with, what has been helpful and unhelpful before, etc. We would decide together in the second session whether to commit to working together and for how long/open-ended.

If it feels right (enough) do get in touch; I would be happy to hear from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Practice (Oxford University)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling (Oxford University)
  • MA Psychoanalytic Studies (Birkbeck College, University of London)
  • Graduate Certificate in Psychosocial Studies (Birkbeck College, University of London)
  • MBACP (membership number 01011388)
  • MNCPS (Acc.) member (NCS21-00810)
  • Tutor for MSc Psychotherapy studies and Master's Research Supervisor at NSPC (existential school).

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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Fees

£50.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Invoiced monthly by bank transfer 

Mondays I work from a peaceful room in The Jewellery Quarter where sessions (in person) are £60 per 50 minute session.

Tues-Thurs sessions are £50 per 50 minute session from the Meridian Centre, B13. 

I do offer concessionary places but these are currently full.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
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I see clients Monday-Thursday. I do not see clients on Fridays

Further information

  • I am affirming of all LGBTQIA+ identities
  • Committed to working towards anti-racism as part of anti-oppressive practice and knowing that this work is lifelong
  • Undertake regular CPD
  • Enhanced DBS and on the update service
  • Knowledge of psychiatric services, NHS secondary services
  • Affirmative of the neurodiversity paradigm

The Meridian Centre, 834 Yardley Wood Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B13 0JE

Birmingham, West Midlands, B3

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Unfortunately I do not have wheelchair accessible rooms to offer in person therapy, both locations have stairs. I do offer online sessions.

Online platforms

Zoom
Google Meet

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