The Kinver Counsellors

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Accredited/Registered Members of BACP
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Stourbridge, DY7 6HL
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About us

Welcome! We are Diane, Inez and Lou, counsellors with almost 40 years of experience between us. We provide counselling for a wide range of issues including anxiety of all kinds, depression, relationships and family issues, bereavement, stress, self-esteem and more. We also offer relationship and marriage counselling.

The choice of counsellors and wide range of experience means we can tailor the counselling to your specific needs to ensure the best outcome for you.

We understand it can be hard to decide to try counselling and so we offer a free 20 minute consultation by phone or video for you to ask any questions you may have and to find out how we can work together on your issues.

This is what some past clients have said about us: 

"I would not have had the confidence to do what I had to do without your help"

"You've helped me to understand how I've been feeling and why I felt that way."

"Thank you for getting us back from the brink."

"You've helped my son to understand and manage his anxieties, thank you so much."

”You have helped me rebuild my self confidence and made me look at life more positively .“

”Thank you for sharing my tears , my smiles and even some laughs.”

”You have helped me to resolve the conflict between my head and my heart .”

”We do appreciate your help. Things have improved a lot between us . Tensions have vanished and feelings have returned between us .”

Here are some frequently asked questions to help you understand how we work:

What type of counselling do you do?

Our primary focus is always to build a safe and trusting relationship with you so that you can feel comfortable to share and explore personal and difficult life experiences. We are trained in a number of modalities including Person Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Couples Counselling and Counselling for Children & Young People. We integrate therapies and tailor them to your specific needs and we will always explain this to you. 

What kinds of issues do you have experience in?

We are all experienced in working with a wide range of issues such as anxiety of all kinds, depression, bereavement, self esteem, relationships and family problems, issues from childhood, trauma, abuse of all kinds, stress, self-defeating behaviour, trauma including PTSD and more. Lou also works with couples providing relationship/marriage counselling and Inez also works with children and young people aged 11-18. 

How will I know you can help with my particular problem and which counsellor should I choose? 

In the initial consultation we can talk about if and how we can work together, using the most appropriate type of therapy for your particular issues and based on your preferences. So in other words we will tailor the type of counselling to your specific needs.

You may have a preference of which of us you’d like to work with and/or we can guide you depending on which of us is most experienced or suited for your particular issue. If we can’t help you we will always be honest and tell you, and can usually recommend other therapists in the local area who could help. 

Do I have to book or commit to a certain number of sessions?

The answer to this is ‘no’ you can book as you go. You may have a particular budget in mind so we can tailor a certain number of sessions to fit with your budget. It is usually best to commit to weekly or fortnightly sessions to get the most benefit. 

Do I have to pay in advance?

We ask for payment at the time of the session by BACS, or cash. You are welcome to pay beforehand if you wish. We do have a cancellation policy which will be explained to you.

Sessions are £50 for 1 hour and £65 for couples for 1 hour 15 minutes. 

We can also offer a 40 minute session for younger children at £40

Are sessions confidential?

We do not share anything with any other person, with a couple of exceptions: if we are seriously concerned about your well being and if there is a risk of harm either to yourself or others we may need to let someone know in order to keep you safe. We legally must report terrorism, drug trafficking and money laundering and also certain information concerning a road traffic accident. Anything else is confidential. 
We also discuss cases in clinical supervision but no names are used to protect privacy. 
We are all registered with the ICO.

Where are sessions held?

We have a quiet and comfortable therapy room in Kinver High Street and we also offer telephone and video sessions too.

Please do get in touch by email, phone or text and we’d be happy to chat through options with you, with no obligation. We aim to respond within 24 hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

Inez Lovering: 

  • Accredited and Registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy - BACP. 
  • Advanced Diploma Humanistic Counselling AQA
  • Higher Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy AQA
  • 20 years experience in working in schools with children and young people, with adults, in charity settings and in private practice. 
  • Trainer and supervisor of other counsellors, both qualified and in training.
  • Certificates in: Safeguarding; Counselling Children & Young People; Bereavement; Self-Esteem; Self Harm; Counselling in Schools; Sleep Problems; Working with Anxiety; CBT for Depression; Depression in Teens; Mindfulness GDPR; Clinical Supervision

Diane Slater:

  • Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
  • FDA - Integrative Counselling - Newman University 
  • Diploma in Counselling & Theoretical Studies
  • NCFE Counselling
  • Birmingham Psychotherapy 
  • Safeguarding 
  • Cruse Bereavement 
  • Further workshops and CPD, include; Anger, Anxiety, Boundaries, Depression, Guilt, Imposter Syndrome, Inner Child, Self-Esteem, Shame.
  • Ongoing CPD courses and workshops 

Lou Wallis:

  • CBT for Couples
  • BSc Hons Biological Sciences 
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 
  • Certificate in 3rd Wave CBT
  • Certificate in Resource Based Therapies 
  • Certificate in Exercise & Health Studies
  • Post Graduate Training in: Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Relationship Therapy, Bereavement Support, Life Coaching Skills, Group Therapy, Working with Depression 

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Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

If you are struggling with an issue not listed, please do get in touch and we may be able to recommend another therapist who can help.

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£50.00 - £65.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

We offer a 20 minute free of charge, no obligation chat by telephone to see how we can help and for you to ask any questions you may have.

Sessions are:

£50.00 per hour for individuals

£65.00 per 75 minutes for couples

40 minute sessions available for younger children - £40

When we work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Our therapy room is on the first floor accessed by a steep flight of stairs

117 High Street, Kinver, Stourbridge, DY7 6HL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
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The Kinver Counsellors
The Kinver Counsellors