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About me

I work with clients to build a safe, supportive and understanding environment where we can explore those particular issues which may be limiting your development and getting in the way of life. Our work together can help you move towards improved understanding, positive change or a greater acceptance of your situation.

As an integrative practitioner, I embrace a number of theories to help develop a trusting and effective working alliance with clients.

My initial training included

  • Person-Centred Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

My style of working is always determined by the therapeutic relationship which develops between us. Counselling is your space to explore life, understand your sense of self and work towards your own personal goals.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

My first degree is in Integrative Counselling.

I'm currently studying for a MSc in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy.

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Additional information

Hourly sessions are charged at £40 for daytime appointments and £50 after 6pm and at weekends. I sometimes have availability to offer appointments at a reduced rate - please contact me to discuss this.

Availability

Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm

Saturday 9am to 1pm

Drop me a line or give me a call to set up an initial session.

Further information

Sessions take place at The Well in the heart of Kings Heath. The Well is a natural health centre providing a range of holistic treatment and therapies aimed at working with the whole person rather than focusing on individual symptoms.

Home visits may be available in Kings Heath and Moseley for those who are unable to attend the centre.

The initial assessment session provides an opportunity to discuss your reasons for seeking therapy and to decide whether we feel we can work together. It also allows us to discuss your goals, think about the possible length of therapy and agree how we will review progress over time.

The Well
89 Institute Road
Kings Heath
Birmingham
West Midlands
B14 7EU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
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.

Matt Fitzpatrick MBACP

Matt Fitzpatrick MBACP