Phil Hills

Birmingham, B17
07421 832388 07421 832388 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a fully trained counsellor and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work from a private room in the Renaissance Therapy Centre in Harborne.

I hold a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Keele University, and am passionate about my work. I believe that the counselling relationship has the power to help you develop, grow and find your own solutions to your own issues. My role is not to advise or guide you, but to listen carefully and to join you on your journey to becoming a better version of yourself.

Counselling provides a space where you can explore and learn more about yourself, and where you can make changes for the better.

I always work collaboratively with clients, and our first session would be an opportunity to discuss how you want to approach counselling, and what your aims are. If you want to discuss this beforehand, send me a message and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy, Keele University, 2014-15

PGCert Clinical Supervision, Derby University, 2018-2019

Certificate in Working with Couples and Relationships, Gestalt Centre, 2020-ongoing

I have worked with clients from a diverse range of backgrounds in medical, professional and private contexts. I have particular experience working with loss, ilness, chronic pain, disability, stress, assertiveness, relationships and the 'big questions' about the purpose of life and what direction our lives are going in.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

My normal face-to-face fee is £50 per 50 minute session, and £45 for an online video-call session.

If you will struggle to pay this I may be able to offer a concessionary rate.

Birmingham
B17

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I offer clinical supervision to counsellors, both in person (in Harborne) and online.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Phil Hills

Phil Hills