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About me

Are you feeling confused, stuck, in low spirits, struggling with choices? Perhaps you’re finding it difficult to manage your feelings or feel you could be living more fully.

How counselling can help
We all face challenging times in our lives when it can be hard to find our way. I offer confidential counselling to adults who want to explore the difficulties they face, in a safe, supportive way, without judgement.

I am a BACP-registered, fully qualified integrative counsellor. I bring warmth, understanding, sensitivity and respect for people of diverse identities and backgrounds, to build a trusting relationship. I see each client as an individual – and so each person’s counselling is different. I draw on a range of counselling approaches to work with you in the most useful way. I draw also on many years of creative work.

What to expect in your first session
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 in central Birmingham, though I am currently working remotely via Zoom or 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.

How I 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.com

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

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Creativity for wellbeing, creative block.

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

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.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Working face-to-face and by zoom on Wednesdays (including evenings), by zoom or phone on Thursday

205 Zellig Building
Gibb St
Birmingham
West Midlands
B9 4AA

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Mandy Ross PG Dip Integrative Psychotherapy

Mandy Ross PG Dip Integrative Psychotherapy