I am currently offering therapy in the Harborne area of Birmingham. I am a sole practitioner providing individual and group counselling and therapy for a wide range of issues. My experience enables me to offer effective, individualised, private treatment. For groups, I am able to attend your venue. I also have my own space to provide group therapy. Weight Management Workshops have a specific group pack. Other groups can be requested, please contact me for further information on groups.
Since completing my degree in psychology and my masters in person-centred counselling psychology, I have received further training in solution focused therapy, compassion focused therapy, transactional analysis and EMDR. I also have over three years’ experience with CBT in outpatient, daypatient and inpatient settings. I have previously worked with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues and self-esteem issues and many other difficulties such as social anxiety, dissociation and trauma and transference.
I can offer appointments with most clients from adolescent age upwards including adult work. I offer a flexible, non-judgmental and confidential therapeutic approach. Sessions are 50 minutes face to face (free parking) and longer appointments can be discussed based on requirements - longer appointments may be necessary for trauma and EMDR work.
Please contact me via email for an informal, no obligation discussion regarding your therapeutic needs.
This is my initial training. It aims to offer a non-judgmental approach where you are encouraged to set and understand your own goals. We work on the relationship between us in order to help therapy work.
Solution Focused Therapy:
Solution Focused Therapy is a goal oriented therapy where we use specific questions to work towards your goals. The approach is less problem oriented than other approaches and aims to help you understand and examine how you are able to overcome your current issues.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy for trauma, traumatic memories and PTSD. It can also work on fears, phobias and pain management. We will use bilateral stimulations to combat the memory patterns surrounding the trauma. In this approach, traumas can be large events such as war or physical assault to smaller events such as bullying and difficult relationships.
Compassion Focused Therapy:
Those who are currently suffering with mental health problems often find they are unable to be compassionate towards themselves because they feel under threat. This therapeutic approach aims to deal with feelings such as guilt, self-criticism, anxiety and shame using compassion techniques.
Since qualifying, I have completed many CBT training days which enable me to integrate CBT techniques into our sessions.
I have trained in TA 101. Transactional analysis examines how we express our personality through interactions and behaviours. It helps us to understand our relationships with others.
Cognitive Analytical Therapy:
Another CPD training. It aims to examine how your beliefs and actions regarding these beliefs keep you in the problem.
Training, qualifications & experience
Msc Counselling Psychology
3 years experience and CPD with CBT
Professional Development Training and Experience with Solution Focused Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Compassion Focused Therapy and Cognitive Analytical Therapy
Qualified in EMDR (all training completed)
Registered member of the British Psychological Society, British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and the EMDR Association.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
£50 per face to face session (50 mins)
£30 per Skype session (50 mins)
£30 per telephone counselling session (50 mins)
Group work - please contact me
I also work for The Priory Wellbeing Centre in Birmingham. If you have insurance and prefer to be seen here, please contact The Priory Group directly.
Unfortunately, I am unable to offer a 24 hour crisis service at any point during therapy.
If you feel this is what you may require, please contact your GP to see what services are available locally to you.
I will respond to queries as quickly as possible but if your query is regarding risk or crisis, please contact your GP, your local emergency services, attend A&E or contact Samaritans (as they offer a 24 hour contact telephone number).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Please contact for availability. I am able to be flexible and can also offer evenings and weekends.
Types of client