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About me and my therapy practice
Life can sometimes be so complex and difficult that we do not always feel able to sort it out and get back to feeling "normal again".The complexity of life and the hardships that some people have to endure has always fascinated me, and having experienced many personal losses and life changing events myself, my passion has grown, and I would like the opportunity to "make a difference" and support those when it is most needed.
Working in my current work environments I understand how the demands of daily life and major life events such as a Bereavement, Domestic Violence, Physical/Sexual abuse,or divorce can leave us feeling overwhelmed, confused or even just sad.
I work with a person-centred approach to Counselling which means I believe you are the expert on your life. You can talk over any issue(s) openly and honestly, so you feel heard and understood and most importantly you will learn to articulate what you are feeling in a way that gives you the clarity needed to resolve any issue(s) and the strength to move forward with your life.
"Specializing in Bereavement and Patients/Families currently going through Cancer Treatment, curable or palliative".I have counselled clients from a wide range of ages, ethnicity and cultures. In particular I have experience of counselling clients through issues such as: depression, anxiety and panic (disorder), self-esteem, stress, bereavement, eating disorders, negative thoughts, childhood trauma, anger management, domestic abuse, abuse, self-harm, relationship issues, phobias, loss and change, PTSD/trauma, sexual orientation, suicidal thoughts and health issues.
St John's Offers the following Services
Lower cost clinic; for non complex issues
St John's has 5 Qualified therapists available with fees starting from £36 - £75 per session depending on type of therapy and experience of the therapists offering the service.
Low Cost Clinic
We offer high quality, supervised, Therapy and Counselling at a low cost for those on low income or unemployed. The clinic is resourced with 6 voluntary Therapists who come from local Universities and Colleges who are in their advanced stages of Counselling and Psychotherapy training.
St John's is a placement provider for advanced training for Newman's University, Maple Leaf and Halesowen College. Each of the Therapists have to have successfully completed at least two years of advanced training and have been endorsed by their training provider as fit to practice.
St John's Low cost counsellors and Psychotherapists specialist in working with adults who may be suffering from a variety of emotional difficulties that may involve experiences such as:
Loss and bereavement
Anxiety and panic attacks
Crises of identity
Sexual abuse issues
Lack of self esteem
This service will not usually be suitable for individuals who have severe mental health problems, who are actively suicidal or have a current drug or alcohol misuse problem.
We offer the Low Cost Therapy in 6 month blocks, and the first part of applying for this service is to find the right therapist for you. You will need to be assessed as suitable so following an initial conversation you will need to complete an intake for so we are sure you will be allocate the right Therapist for you.
My first session
Our first session will be spent getting to know each other and establishing whether the services offered would be beneficial to you.
It is important for the client to feel safe and secure with their therapist, the first session will allow the client the opportunity to explore this and establish a therapeutic relationship.
From there we will agree a plan and the best way forward for you, the client.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Work related issues
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited