Open Door Youth Counselling
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited Service providing free and confidential, 1-1 counselling for children and young people aged 12-25, who live in Birmingham. These clients must be referred by their Birmingham GP.
Exciting new initiative - since 1st May 2016 we are now offering LOW COST counselling to anyone aged 26 and over. The model of therapy is Person Centred. This allows the client to explore their thoughts, feelings and life experiences with a trained Counsellor, in a safe, welcoming and professional environment.
Sessions last for 1 hour and are available for as long as the client needs.
Both day and evening appointments are available and take place at our premises in Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Training, qualifications & experience
All Counsellors are subject to DBS clearance.
They are recruited, selected and trained by the service and receive regular clinical supervision.
Our Counsellors undertake ongoing and regular continual professional development, including, Safeguarding Level 3, Domestic Violence and Safeguarding Adults.
Our Counsellors have a range of skills and knowledge, including a comprehensive knowledge of mental health, signs and symptoms and an understanding of the complexities of life for those experiencing such difficulties.
Member organisations *
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
£20 per session (1 hour)
The Service is managed by Carmel Mullan-Hartley who has over 24 years experience in the voluntary sector as both a Clinician and Manager.
For any enquiries, or you would like to know a bit more about us please contact :
Carmel Mullan-Hartley (Head of Service) firstname.lastname@example.org
Sean Madden (Project Worker) email@example.com
0121 454 1116