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- Flexible hours available
Due to the current pandemic I am offering sessions online and by telephone.
About me and my therapy practice
Hello and welcome to my profile page.
You have taken a big step by looking for support; this takes courage, well done.
If you choose to work with me I will go at a pace which feels right for you in order to achieve the best possible outcome. I offer a sensitive and confidential approach to whatever is troubling you; regardless of age, gender, sexuality or culture.
I am an experienced relationship counsellor; I work with individuals, couples and families on a range of issues such as affairs, trust, lack of intimacy, communication and conflict. I also offer counselling for low mood, depression and anxiety and panic attacks as well as pregnancy or birth related difficulties, including postnatal depression.
- fifteen years experience in counselling for Relate and in private practice with individuals, couples and families.
- employed in NHS as a midwife and a member of a Bereavement Support Team
- support worker for a domestic violence charity.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the above or if you wish to arrange an appointment. Alternatively you can visit my website at www.birminghamcounselling.co.uk
£50 for individuals
£60 for couples
£60 for families
£70 for Saturday appointments
Practice descriptionI use the initial session as a way of understanding what has brought you to counselling. At this appointment we can also work out what you want to achieve in the sessions.
This also gives you the opportunity to get a feel for counselling and whether it feels right for you.
Using psychodynamic and systemic approaches I will work collaboratively with you to help develop your resources and identify areas which are not working so well and how these might be overcome.
The integrative way of working is beneficial for both individuals and couples as it helps you to understand yourself and your partner more fully. This can be especially useful when you have reached a crisis point or communication has become blocked.
The integrative approach also helps couples to make sense of their "couple fit" which can assist you in developing better communication, conflict resolution and compassion for each other.
Individuals will benefit equally from an integrative approach as it supports you in developing self awareness which is key to helping you make the changes you want in order to live more joyfully.
I provide a safe and non judgemental space for you to explore whatever is troubling you and together we work out a way of resolving your issues.
I offer weekly sessions although this can be flexible to suit your requirements.
My first session
We will use our initial meeting to work out what you want from counselling so we can identify how to achieve this in the best possible way.
I will explore areas of your life and relationships which are are working well as well as those which are proving more challenging. This ensures we can come up with some ideas of how best to move forward and work towards an agreed outcome.
The first session includes contracting so we are both in agreement of how any future sessions will look. It is also the time when we both work out how often and when we will meet up.
Confidentiality, contact between us and any other practical issues can be worked out at this stage.
I will also take some history about you (and your partner for couple therapy) as this is necessary in order for me to fully understand you and your circumstances.
It is important that you are fully included in any decisions and you are happy with our arrangements before we embark on future counselling. The first session provides us both with the opportunity to get a feel for how we will work together.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Gestalt, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Systemic
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Families
How I deliver therapy
Online counselling, Telephone counselling