I am a highly qualified counsellor, accredited with BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I prioritise building a trusting, individual working relationship with each client, working together to help you find your own way.
I offer confidential counselling with adults who want to explore the difficulties they face, in a safe, supportive way, without judgement. I bring warmth, empathy, patience, curiosity and respect for people of diverse identities and backgrounds. I see each client as an individual – and so each person’s counselling is different.
I specialise in working with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and 'feeling stuck'.
Why you may be thinking of counselling
You may be feeling confused, stuck, in low spirits, or struggling with choices.
You may looking for ways to understand and manage depression, or to find new, helpful ways to deal with anxiety or panic attacks.
You may feel that things are impossible, you can't carry on any longer this way.
You may recognise that you are caught in repeating patterns in your relationships, at work or at home.
You may need someone to talk to, outside your close circle, to explore your sexuality or gender, or to talk about family difficulties.
You may be struggling to come to terms with things that have happened to you, or with loss or bereavement.
You may be finding it difficult to manage your feelings, or feel you could be living more fully.
You may feel alone, lost, angry or afraid.
I help to create a trusting relationship to help people feel safe to explore their own thoughts, feelings and experiences. As an integrative counsellor, I draw on a range of counselling approaches to work with you in the most useful way.
Please send me a message via the 'email me' button at the top of my profile, then we can be in touch. If you'd like to talk, I can reply with my phone number.
Mostly, people come for weekly sessions lasting 50 minutes, preferably at the same time each week. We'll talk together to get an understanding of what you need, and how we might work together. Some people come for just a few sessions. Other people come for a longer period. I work face-to-face in central Birmingham, and also offer sessions via Zoom or on the phone.
I’ve had wide experience of working with many different issues, including bereavement, depression, family and relationship problems, anxiety, low self-esteem, identity issues, growing older, self-harm, suicidal feelings and the impact of abuse and trauma.
Underpinning my work
I believe we all have an instinct for growth and healthy living. You might have found ways of surviving, perhaps in response to difficulties, which may no longer be helpful.
I see our task as working together to support you to find your own way to unblock things that are getting in your way. Then you can live more fully, with more energy and ease.
I'm particularly interested in identity issues around culture, faith, sexuality, gender and belonging, as well as the process of growing older.
For more information, please see my website, www.mandyrosscounselling.comOr contact me via the 'email me' button above.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, Newman University 2021
- Graduate Certificate in Integrative Counselling Studies, Newman University 2018
Ongoing CPD on child sexual abuse, safeguarding adults, Gestalt and related fields.
Specialisms in creative wellbeing and identity issues
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Creativity for wellbeing, creative block.
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
My usual fee is £45 per session.
I keep a few places at a lower cost, so please ask about this if it would help.
Working by zoom or phone on Tuesdays, and face-to-face or by zoom on Wednesdays (including evenings)