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CPsychol (Chartered Psychologist) HG.Dip.P Psychotherapist

About me

How Human Givens Therapy can help

You may have a concern in your life for which you would like solution-focused support. In therapy we look together at how well your needs are being met and the impact of this on your emotional wellbeing. Using the Human Givens framework (https://www.hgi.org.uk/) we also look at how you can use your innate resources more effectively to meet these needs. Within this my approach is empathic, fluid and flexible, drawing on a range of evidence-based techniques and approaches to suit you as the client. It is effective often in few sessions and for a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression and addiction. For trauma a safe, non-intrusive and highly effective approach can be used.

More About Me

My therapy is with adult clients. I offer sessions in Bromsgrove, Stourbridge and Kidderminster.

I have worked successfully for over twenty years as an Educational Psychologist and find the Human Givens approach to be helpful in face-to-face work with children and young people, parents and staff. It also deepens my understanding of schools and other organisations and how the needs of all those working within these systems can be better met. 

Making contact

I am available flexibly for daytime, evening and sometimes weekend appointments, with availability to travel and online therapy considered on a case-by-case basis. I also offer a free initial 15-minute telephone, or short e mail consultation if preferred, to help decide if you would like book an initial session.

What To Expect in Your First Session

The first arranged session normally lasts from an hour to an hour and a half. This facilitates any further information-gathering on the area of concern, but also allows us the time to agree and carry out therapy to agreed goals and in a relaxed and well-paced way.  A further session can be agreed if needed and this is always determined by you as the client.

Session Fees

Fees are at a set rate of £50 per session, regardless of length or number of sessions.

More about Referrals

Referrals are mostly from individuals, but also accepted from health and education providers and from charities.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • HG.Dip.P (Human Givens Practitioner Diploma)
  • BA (Hons) Psychology
  • PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education)
  • MA (Child Psychology)
  • MSc (Educational Psychology)

Member organisations

BPS

British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society

HGI

Human Givens Institute (HGI)

The Human Givens Institute (HGI) is both a membership organisation and a professional body representing the interests of those in the caring and teaching professions who have an interest in or utilise the human givens approach. Counselling Directory register Registered Members (MHGI) and Fellow Members (FHGI), who will have completed the Post Graduate Practitioner's Assessment (Part III) and who are fully qualified to practise as a human givens therapist or counsellor. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

Human Givens Institute

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).

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Human Givens Institute

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Sleep

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

If you have further queries please contact me either by phone or e mail

Further information

No fees apply for cancellation prior to a session. However, a full sessional fee will apply where a session is not attended without prior notice. 

Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B61

Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

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.

Premises in Stourbridge and Kidderminster have wheelchair user access

Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp
Zoom

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