- Phone number
- 0778 063 3126
In the light of the latest Government guidelines SEDA Counselling has changed some of it’s working procedures. The service I provide an essential service for my clients and many clients will continue to need access support during this time of uncertainty. So, just as clients will need SEDA to support them in different ways as the situation with Coronavirus unfolds, I will also ask clients to accept some unavoidable changes to the provision of counselling and the usual way the counselling space is occupied.
Due to the need to maintain social distancing and for some vulnerable clients the need to self-isolate for extended periods I am available to work online, via Zoom or telephone.
Because much of my work is in an outdoor setting I am pleased to continue to offer the walk and talk, and equine assisted therapy - This work allows us to maintain and adhere to the government directives regarding social distancing.
Although the situation is changing rapidly, I can and will provide a service for as long as I am able to, and this is how it is until further notice.
About me and my therapy practice
I am a qualified, BACP accredited, person-centred therapist; I often work with long-term with more complex issues, although short term counselling is always available, and can also be very effective for some people; a few sessions can often be enough to enable them to start noticing changes in their lives.
Face to face work
A traditional counselling setting is generally one where counsellor and client sit together in an appropriately lit, confidential space, seated a comfortable distance apart in comfortable chairs, facing one another.
Walk and Talk
Walk and Talk therapy is based on similar principles as traditional counselling, however the focus is a more holistic one, and can be more therapeutic for those who struggle with the traditional 'face to face' encounter. Being outside in the elements and close to nature brings a new dimension into the work. Please view the following pages to see more about this way of working
Equine Assisted Therapy - Working with Horses
Working with horses is a exciting new aspect to the work we do at SEDA. Please view following pages to find out more about this way of working - https://www.sedacounselling.co.uk/equine-therapy-birmingham.
Areas of work
• Anger Management
• Stress and Anxiety
• Attachment issues
• Eating Disorders
• Emotional Abuse
• Generalised Anxiety
• Low Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
• Self Harm
• Work Related Issues
Studied at Warwick University, fully qualified, BACP accredited practitioner. With over 18 years' experience of dealing with and working through issues relating to chaotic eating and eating disorders I also studied Nutrition and Psychology of Behavioural Change at Southampton. Since that time I have worked as a Nutrition Advisor - mentoring individuals and families towards restructuring eating habits and coaching people through health related and lifestyle issues. Working previously within the adult education and management training industry for some years enabled I gained a range of experience and knowledge relating to personal development, growth and the psychology underpinning positive behaviour change. As well as working in these fields I have also worked in many areas of counselling and for various agencies including the N.H.S, West Mercia Police, and for a charity organisations as a volunteer counsellor.
My first session
My mission is to support people to grow personally and develop emotionally through the working together with them to discover a more fulfilled way of living and being. The values that are fundamental to my practice are that all human beings have equal value, regardless of age and stage, regardless of their past and/or present lifestyles, their culture and beliefs. Every person needs meaning and purpose in their life and has an existential need to experience acceptance and love. I am committed to treat all people with respect, to be ethical, transparent and trustworthy at all times. Sessions are client led (meaning the client decides) in terms of the topics discussed and the pace of the work. I may invite a client to think about things differently, or offer an alternative perspective on the things being considered and discussed, but will always offer unconditional acceptance of the clients perspective on the material they bring.
Sessions are (unless otherwise previously agreed), on a weekly basis, one hour long and take on the same format each week.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Life coaching, Loss, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Creative therapy, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling