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About us

Hi, thanks for taking the time to have a look at our profile and counselling centre. At Maple Leaf we have fully qualified counsellors, supervisors and trainers working with both adults and children in a friendly warm atmosphere.
Choosing a counsellor can be quite daunting so please feel free to give us a call with no obligation and we can discuss in confidence your reasons for wanting to see a counsellor and if you would like to make an appointment. All our counsellors are members of ethical bodies such as BACP or BABCP, orNCS and our centre is registered to teach CPCAB counselling and supervision training courses.

We offer personal one to one counselling using a wide range of therapies including; Cognative Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transaction Analysis, Person Centred, Relationship, Rewind Therapy and Bereavement and loss.  These different therapies can help with a wide range of problems and concerns.

At Maple Leaf Counselling and Training Centre we provide a caring professional Counselling, Supervision and teaching service.

How counselling can help?

Our counsellors have a wide range of experience helping people with their problems such as; anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties, unemployment, OCD, work related issues, self esteem, bullying, body image, self confidence, mental ill health and anger issues. Counselling can help you to explore what is happening in your life, how you feel and what you would like to be different.

What to expect in your first session.

Whatever your problem, you will not be judged in any way. In the initial session we can explore what has brought you to counselling and look at what you would like to achieve.

There are several counsellors available on site to help with various concerns;

Gail Roberts (owner) Counsellor, Supervisor and Trainer
Sharon Gibbons (her profile can be found under Solihull counsellors)
Paula Flanagan (her profile can be found under Solihull counsellors)
Erica Pickering: Counsellor and Trainer
Sadhna Prashar: Specialising in Asian Counselling
Jan Harper CBT Counsellor and Supervisor: 07950 229711
Heather Benbow: (her profile can be found under Solihull counsellors)
Sarah Guy (her profile can be found under Solihull counsellors)
Carol Moseley
Jayne Tomkinson

Maple Leaf also provide a Supervision service for counsellors and students, both group and one to one.

We are CPCAB registered to teach counselling courses and are currently running Level 2 to Level 6 with new level 4 and 5 starting in September 2017. Level 2 (beginners) and level 3 planned for September 2017.Level 6 Supervision course starts Sat 20th January - (see website for details)

Please call or e-mail us for further information.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and experience of Gail Roberts (owner)      

  • Diploma in Counselling Supervision,
  • HND in CBT Counselling and integrative therapy (this covers many different types of counselling).
  • Qualified trainer of CPCAB counselling courses
  • Qualified to work with children and young people
  • Cruse bereavement service accredited

I have been trained as an Integrative therapist which allows me to call upon a range of methods and approaches to meet your needs. I have worked with children from 5 years old through to adults of all ages and through all types of problems.

As a part of my ongoing training for Counsellors Continued Personal (CPD) development, I have listed a few of the subjects I have had ongoing training on:

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy)
  • Transactional Analysis (relationship problems)
  • Mindfulness
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Bereavement
  • Suicide
  • Working with Children
  • Anger Management
  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • Depression
  • Bi-polar
  • Anxiety
  • Self-Esteem

Member organisations *


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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

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Additional information

Appointments are flexible with day or evening appointments. Fees vary from £35 to £50 (each counsellor will have their own rate) per hour for one to one counselling.

Please call for couples,groups, company counselling or supervision.

When we work

You may call us between 9am and 5.30pm weekdays, or e-mail at any time. Alternative e-mail;

Further information

Plenty of car parking available.
Counselling and training rooms available for hire.
Workshops available throughout the year on a variety of subjects

162 Illshaw Heath Road, Maple Leaf Counselling, Hockley Heath, Solihull, West Midlands, B94 6DL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages

Punjabi Hindi Urdu


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Maple Leaf Counselling and Training Centre

Maple Leaf Counselling and Training Centre