Hello, my name is Tricia. Welcome and thank you for viewing my profile.
Are you looking for a safe, confidential space to talk about difficulties you may be experiencing in your life, perhaps at work or in your relationships or even with yourself?
I offer long term and short term counselling and psychotherapy to individuals who wish to explore the difficulties they face in their lives and how these affect their emotional, psychological or physical wellbeing. I offer a confidential, supportive and non-judgemental environment and a respectful and creative therapeutic relationship supporting growth and well-being.
Through my work at an NHS funded LGBT counselling service and for two domestic abuse agencies, as well as private practice, I have experience of working with clients with a wide range of emotional and relational difficulties of varying levels of complexity, including family and relationship difficulties, stress, anxiety and depression, anger issues, trauma and abuse, bereavement and loss, work problems, and with sexuality and gender issues.
In addition, I have experience and a particular interest in working with adults, both men and women, who have experienced childhood and/or adult sexual, physical and emotional abuse, and who need help making sense of their experiences, with keeping themselves safe and learning to trust again.
I also work with individuals who perhaps have no specific issues but just a sense of dissatisfaction and who wish to spend time addressing their personal growth, emotional development and at finding meaning in their lives.
I am BACP registered and accredited and adhere to the BACP Code of Conduct (for more information go to www.BACP.co.uk).
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling Skills 2006
HE Diploma in Integrative Counselling 2010
BACP Accreditation 2014
Short Courses in:
Domestic abuse training
Current Perspectives of Child Sexual Abuse
Working with suicide
Working with shame
Working with trauma
Solution Focussed Therapy
Body Relational Psychotherapy
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 see clients in Kings Heath, South Birmingham on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and at a counselling service in Digbeth, Central Birmingham on Tuesday afternoon/evenings.
Each of my appointments lasts 50 minutes. My fees are £45 per session, although a small reduction may be negotiable depending on circumstances. After an initial assessment period, if we agree to continue, I usually see individuals on a weekly basis.
On your first assessment visit we can discuss together what brings you to counselling, what you are hoping for and whether my style of working makes sense to you and your needs. It also gives you a chance to ask any questions and gives us both the opportunity to get an idea of whether we could work together - this is an important part of establishing a therapeutic relationship.
My belief in the influence of the counselling relationship in bringing about positive change is central to my offering a relational approach in which we can explore together your current issues and concerns as well as those stemming from the past.
The counselling relationship can often bring up feelings and behaviour that can belong in the past and can mirror the patterns of relating that have caused the very concerns that may be limiting your ability to live life as you would like and which have led to you seeking counselling. By looking at your early relationships and how you came to make sense of yourself, others and the world, we can explore together such patterns in a safe, therapeutic, non-judgemental context. The aim is to help you to achieve understanding, self-compassion and acceptance by deepening awareness of and working through the origins of such patterns and to shed light on your relationships with others and to help you to make changes if you so wish.