Tara Rutter

Tara Rutter

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Birmingham

Birmingham B29
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice


I am a compassionate and experienced counsellor with a great passion for the value of counselling to provide an effective means of improving our wellbeing and relationships, and to help us to develop our own more authentic sense of self.

I bring together effective approaches to therapy, drawing from a variety of models to suit your individual needs. I am a fully qualified counsellor accredited with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to the BACP guidelines.

My aim is to create a safe therapeutic space where you can discuss and explore difficulties that you may be experiencing. I will support you to find strategies and solutions to the problems you face. I am able to work short term or can offer longer term support if needed. I place you the client at the heart of my work and look to bring my experience and understanding of the human condition to help you.

I have experience of working with a wide range of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, low self-confidence, sexuality and gender issues, relationship issues, grief, work-related stress, abuse and other life-changing events.

Over the last seven years I have worked in a variety of clinical settings which include; the NHS Systemic Family Counselling Service, the NHS Learning Disability Psychology Service, Cedar Counselling Service, Women’s Aid Birmingham and Solihull, Place2be, NSPCC, Woodbourne Priory Hospital, Birmingham City University, University of Birmingham, Warwick University and Coventry University.

Due to the current Covid-19 crisis, I am solely offering online and telephone counselling sessions.

If you feel I may be able to help you or you have any questions, please contact me for further details.

Practice description

As an integrative therapist I am experienced in drawing upon different models such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Attachment Theory, Person Centred and mindfulness practice. My core integrative training is in Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Attachment Theory. Since my core training I have acquired additional theories which have enhanced my knowledge and practice.

Training & Qualifications:

Mindfulness & Compassion practitioner (Mindfulness CIC), 2018

Acceptance Commitment Therapy, 2018

Somatic Trauma Therapy, 2017

Master's Degree (MSc) in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP accredited), 2015

Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP accredited), 2014

Certificate in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP accredited), 2013

Shorter courses include:

Transactional Analysis

Trauma and the Body: Somatisation & Dissociation

Dance Movement Psychotherapy

Exploring the healing power of words - the use of poetry & creative writing in therapeutic & support work

Suicide and Self Harm (Storm training)

Working creatively with anger

Working with Shame (PODS)

Safe guarding training (Place2be)

Birmingham & Solihull Women's Aid training in Domestic Violence, Children & Domestic Violence & Rape & Sexual Violence.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Cognitive, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited