Hi, I am Stuart and I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and EMDR therapist I work in an integrative manner counselling people with all sorts of problems and issues including depression and anxiety. Together we can use the counselling relationship to help you to cope with various life events such as bereavement, divorce and loss which are particularly difficult in a post COVID world. I am also trained to use EMDR treatment for people suffering from PTSD (Trauma). I can offer time-limited or open-ended counselling sessions at hopefully an affordable rate.
I offer a free initial assessment session and the reason for this is to make sure we both feel comfortable and are able to work together to ensure YOU get the help that YOU want.
Sessions last up to 60 minutes and I work via the telephone or online
Please email me or telephone for more details. Sometimes it's nice to be able to talk things through with someone in a confidential space away from the stresses of the outside world.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working for the last 3 years in the NHS as a therapist helping people who are suffering from depression and anxiety.
I have volunteered previously for the Bereavement Charity Cruse for 3 years and worked for the charity Gamcare for 2 years. I also have experience working with students and young adults.
I am able to work online and over the telephone as this is more suitable.
I currently work for NHS Dudley and Walsall Primary care service
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB 2014
- Cruse Bereavement Awareness Course 2013
- Certificate in Youth Counselling 2016
- Counselling for depression certificate (NHS) 2016
- EMDR Extra Training 2016
- Gamcare introduction to working with problem gamblers 2016
- BACP Accreditation 2017
- Certificate in Supervision, Sherwood Institute, Nottingham 2019
- Telephone Counselling 2017
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer Therapy based on what you can afford to pay from £25 per hour up to a maximum of £45
Concessions offered for
I can offer weekend and evening appointments
I have specific experience counselling survivors of domestic violence and undertook training to help people with gambling addictions and worked with the charity GamCare. I also have experience helping adolescents from previously working as a counsellor in a college setting. I often work in ways which suit the particular client and have a special interest in helping people work through anxiety and depression.