CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE
15th June: Proud to have been awarded the Freedom of the Borough (Dudley), for services to public health, adult social care, children's services and bereavement support, during the coronavirus pandemic.
8th May: I have now received both my first and second vaccinations. As such, I am offering counselling face-to-face, by video link and telephone. Please get in touch for details.
~ "Thanks to Tim's genuine and empathetic approach, I was able to open up in a way that really helped me to explore my problems."
~ "As a result of my therapy, I now feel ready to move forward with greater optimism about life and without any self doubt."
Life can be difficult.
There may be times when you feel overwhelmed or unable to cope, that you are struggling, stuck in a crisis or that nobody seems to care.
I can help.
As an accredited and highly-experienced therapist, I can offer you a safe and supportive environment in which to explore your thoughts and feelings. I can be that someone who will listen, help you to make sense of things, and help you to experience the healing process.
Helping adults and young people
I feel privileged to have helped many adults and young people overcome a range of issues, including:
- Anxiety and panic disorders
- Anger management issues
- Grief and loss following bereavement
- Relationship difficulties
- Severe trauma
- Physical, emotional or sexual abuse
- Coping with a diagnosis of terminal illness
- Gender identity
- Self-harm and suicidal tendencies
Helping people with special needs
It’s also been my pleasure to support adults and young people with special needs, both as a counsellor and a care worker. These include:
- Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
- Asperger syndrome (AS)
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD)
- Bi-polar depression
- Severe epilepsy
- Visual impairment.
How do I work?
I am a person-centred counsellor, and I integrate other approaches (such as CBT and solution-focused therapy), if I feel these will be helpful and appropriate. My approach recognises that some life experiences can stop you from feeling good about yourself and fulfilling your potential. It acknowledges that the best way to resolve your problems is to explore your feelings and thoughts is in a counselling relationship, with someone who you can trust to be on your side and see things from your point of view. By exploring your feelings, together we can make sense of them and know how to make sure they don’t bother you in the future.
I firmly believe the person-centred approach represents the best way of identifying the root cause of your problems and achieving a long-term solution, enabling you to successfully deal with any identical or similar challenges in the future. And in then working together, we can devise and implement any coping strategies, that will also help you deal with your concerns.
An accessible counselling service
I offer counselling in person, as well as by telephone and Skype.
My counselling rooms are situated in Wombourne.
There is plenty of free on-site parking.
The rooms are accessible by the number 9, 226, 255 and 256 bus routes.
I am also available to travel and provide counselling further afield.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc in Counselling Psychology
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology
- Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling
- BSc (Hons) Psychology.
During my MSc Counselling Psychology programme of studies, I undertook much-needed research into working with addiction.
I’m very enthusiastic and committed to my professional development. Some of the additional workshops that I’ve attended include:
- Counselling for depression
- Impacts and issues of depression
- Counselling for anxiety
- Interventions for use with bereavement and loss
- Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Identity, inclusivity and sexual diversity
- Working with people who have been abused
- Awareness of child abuse and neglect
- Safeguarding children online
- Interventions for drug and alcohol addiction
- Why we self-harm
- When does self-care become self-harm?
- What is eating distress?
- Assessment of suicide risk
- Suicide prevention
- Working with clients with a learning disability
- Autism awareness
- Communicating with adults with learning difficulties
- Managing challenging behaviour
- Safeguarding of vulnerable adults
- Working with dignity in health and social care
- Working with refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants
- Spirituality in the counselling room
- Spirituality, faith and counselling
- Working briefly
- Safe administration of medicines in the workplace.
Memberships of counselling regulatory bodies
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- British Psychological Society (BPS).
I’ve also been granted an Enhanced Certificate of Clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service, and comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act (1998).
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Rates for counselling:
- Private Therapy: £45 per session
There is a 10% discount available, if you purchase 6 sessions in advance.
Monday to Friday, between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm.