I am a BACP registered counsellor trained in person-centred and psychodynamic therapy. I offer therapeutic counselling in South Birmingham, online and by phone. I find that people seek counselling for a number of reasons. They might be facing difficult life issues, relationship problems, or feel stuck. Clients often find that being heard in a safe, confidential space alleviates distress, clarifies feelings and experiences, and helps them figure out the changes they want to make and move forward in life.
I will help you explore and clarify your concerns, which might include looking at how you relate to yourself, how you relate to others, and/or how you relate to your past. I can also support you to make important changes in these areas of your life. Making such changes can be challenging, but it can also help you become more resilient and build relationships that are more meaningful to you. I will work to help you formulate your own aims, support your development, and enhance your wellbeing.
You can contact me by voicemail, text or email. I would normally invite you to a brief conversation on the phone to begin with, so you can ask me any questions. You can then decide if you wish to proceed to the next step and come to an initial assessment session.
The initial assessment session lasts 50 minutes. Its purpose is to give us both an opportunity to understand what brings you here, if counselling with me is the best way forward, and to arrive at some decisions as to what may be of help to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I was a research active university lecturer for 20 years before I became a counsellor. During this time I taught students, designed university courses and published academic research on literature, culture and psychoanalysis. My move into counselling started in 2013 when I attended a year-long course on psychodynamic counselling at the Tavistock Centre in London. Later, I trained and qualified as a therapeutic counsellor at Maple Leaf in Solihull (see list of relevant qualifications below). I've worked as a counsellor at St. Martin's Counselling and Psychotherapy since 2018 and am now a BACP registered counsellor in private practice.
- Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy, The Tavistock Centre, London 2013
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, CPCAB 2018-2020
- Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, CPCAB, 2020-2021
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£45 per session (£40 concessions)