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, two domestic abuse agencies, and a GP surgery, 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; Child Sexual Abuse; Attachment Theory; Suicide; Shame; Trauma; Dissociation; Compassionate Mind; Disability Awareness; Family Systems; Online Counselling; Kink Awareness; 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)
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.
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I see clients in Kings Heath, South Birmingham.
Each of my appointments lasts 50 minutes. My fees are £50 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.
When I work
Monday - Tuesday 2 - 8pm
Wednesday-Thursday 11 - 8pm
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.