Ummayah Sidhu Psychotherapist BACP "Registered" PG Psychotherapy, BSc Psychology
162-164 High Street
Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Mentor
I am Co-Director of Spring Psychotherapy and Counselling based in Birmingham. I have 8 years experience of working with vulnerable individuals from diverse backgrounds within the capacities of psychotherapy/counselling, mentoring and supportive roles. I am dedicated to offering professional therapeutic support to people from all walks of life, being culturally sensitive; valuing the spiritual, psychological, emotional and social aspects which shape your beliefs and behaviours.
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist this means I integrate methods and approaches to best suit your needs. I position myself within Humanistic and Existential approaches which indicates that I believe all people are capable of achieving their goals to the best of their ability. It also signifies the acceptance that all human beings suffer difficult times at some point in their lives, feelings of loss, hopelessness and lack of motivation.
I firmly believe in the power of the 'therapeutic relationship', which can arouse awareness, acceptance and change. I can support you with a broad range of issues, believing every client is different and therefore therapy reflects this difference. I work towards helping you to face your problems and support you to make positive choices and changes. I would describe myself as relational which emphasises on the relationship between myself and my client. I work in a caring, empathetic, non-judgemental way, encouraging shared dialogue and exploration whilst genuinely listening to my clients. If appropriate I may use creative mediums such as writing, painting and drawing to aid in my clients healing process.
Some Areas of Work
• Abuse: Emotional/Physical/ Sexual
• Addictive/Obsessive Behaviours
• Anger Management
• Childhood and Past Issues
• Cultural Sensitivities
• Domestic Violence
• Forced Marriage
• Identity Issues
• Prejudice and Discrimination
• Marriage and Relationship Issues
• Self Esteem and Confidence Issues
• Stress Management
1. To get started all you need to do is either telephone or email me.
2. We can book an initial assessment suitable to us both.
3. With no obligation, you can book your first session.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Integrative Psychotherapy
Graduate Certificate Integrative Psychotherapy
Diploma Art & Design
Psychopathology and Personality Styles
Imagery and Creative Working in Therapy
Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors - Child Sexual Abuse Hope for Healing
Therapeutic Practice: Proximity, Disclosure, Ending & Appreciation
Clinical Exploration of Rewind and Lifespan Approaches to Trauma
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Provision for Islamic counselling
A form of counselling which incorporates spirituality into the therapeutic process, valuing the spiritual, psychological, emotional and social aspects which shape the behaviours of Muslim clientele. By providing Islamic counselling I encourage individuals to embrace and access their spirituality and beliefs, in order to explore the best way forward towards peace and contentment.
£35.00 Initial Assessment (60 minutes).
Initial Assessment; to widely identify the issues you are bringing to therapy.
£20.00 Initial Assessment (30 minutes).
Although shorter, this assessment allows adequate time to identify your issues.
£40.00 per session (50 minutes) for individual counselling.
Individual counselling sessions; we will meet each week at scheduled day and time.
Discounted sessions (50 minutes) for students/low income.
Students/low income; discounts may be available depending on your personal circumstances.
Sessions are available via
• Face to Face
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon to Thursday - 9am to 7pm Friday 9am to 2:30pm Variable slots available: via in person, telephone or Skype
Types of client