Reena Kooner, BSc (Hons) Psy, PG Dip Social Work, Dip Couns
A warm welcome to my page
You may be feeling stuck, sad, confused, questioning what is ‘wrong’ with you and unable to find a way forward. It is not always possible to turn to family or friends for support, where sometimes our difficulties involve these very people. These feelings may be heightened with Christmas and the New Year approaching as these can be a time of stress, loss or loneliness. Whatever you are going through at the moment, you do not have to do it alone...
I work with adults on a one to one basis, offering a safe and none-judgemental space where you can access short-term counselling to long-term psychotherapeutic work. Counselling tends to be a shorter-term process, usually between 6-12 sessions that is focused on problem-solving around a specific issue, such as at work or in a relationship. Psychotherapeutic work is a longer-term process that involves in-depth work including looking at repeated patterns, similar to separating out the ingredients of a soup. What you access will depend on your goals, and our mutual agreement of how we will work together. We will regularly review our work to assess your progress and look at how we are relating to each other.
I am able to work with a broad spectrum of issues, currently commonly working with anxiety, depression, difficulties within relationships, loss, trauma, identity and cultural issues and life transitions.
I work mainly using the powerful therapeutic approach of Transactional Analysis (TA). TA draws on several traditions of psychology including child development (i.e. the typical stages we go through growing up). I also use elements of the Gestalt approach and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (focused on the impact of our thoughts and feelings on our behaviour), as well as, mindfulness.
I am currently working across two sites in the West Midlands, in Oldbury and Bromsgrove.
I am here and ready to work with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified and accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor whom has a range of experience, including developed by my several years practising as a social worker with people in difficult situations and from diverse backgrounds. I am currently running my own private counselling practice and have continued some work with a counselling charity based in the West Midlands.
My qualifications include a Psychology Degree; a Post-Graduate Diploma in Social Work; the Newly Qualified Social Worker Award in 2011; a module of the Post-Qualifying Specialist Award in Social Work with Children, Young People, Their Families and Carers; Transactional Analysis Foundation Certificate, a Certificate in Counselling Skills; Process Group Therapy training, Family Constellation training and a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling.
I am a registered member of the British Association for counselling and psychotherapy (BACP) and can be found in their online directory also. I aim to facilitate my therapeutic work ethically and to the highest standards therefore abide to BACP's ethical code. I am also a practitioner member of UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis) and EATA (European Association for Transactional Analysis). I adhere to current data protection legislation including being registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), have a rolling Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS), and hold full indemnity and liability insurance.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Work-related stress
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All enquiries are welcome.
I offer a free initial half hour assessment over the telephone. This is to enable me to get a summary of your current difficulties and needs, and for you to get a sense of whether I am the sort of person you want to work with. Thereafter, my fees are £40 for a 1 hour session.
If you are see me in Bromsgrove, on-street parking is available on the Kidderminster Road and a paid-car park is also available at Waitrose, which is just off the roundabout.
If you are see me in Oldbury, ample on-street parking is available within a few minutes walk of the centre.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer daytime and evening appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|