Shena Letford


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07949369408

Contact Shena

Therapist - Birmingham

Birmingham B44
07949369408
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, online, telephone and in person counselling sessions can be arranged between Mondays and Fridays.

About me and my therapy practice

I am an integrative counsellor, CBT and mindfulness Therapist. I offer confidential counselling where young people and adults can gain support to cope with difficult life challenges, abuse or traumas that may negatively affect how they see themselves, their relationships or life in general.

Counselling can be an opportunity to enhance self-awareness; develop coping strategies, build resilience about future goals.

My appreciation of working with young people and adults from diverse communities comes from the various roles I have had working in education, care sector and counselling agencies over the last 20 years. I have supported adults in the mental health and wellbeing sector. I have worked in social care with the Black Country Mental Health team, CAMHS - NHS & Social Care in schools and GP practices, church and voluntary settings.

These experiences have enabled me to have a wider understanding of some of the complex emotional, physical and psychological issues that may influence a persons decision to explore counselling. My aim is to create a safe space where clients of all ages can feel listened to and be supported to achieve what they would like to get out of counselling.

I continue to be amazed by the ability that people have to overcome difficult situations when the right support is made available to them.

Practice description

My integrative counselling approach draws on a range of therapeutic models including Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution Focused.

The support that I offer is person-centred based and an integrative approach to aid the clients recovery to better health and wellbeing. This can significantly influence self perception and relationships in young people and adults.

An integrative approach to counselling recognises the diversity of human beings, therefore the sessions will shaped by the needs of the client. I am committed to valuing the uniqueness of each person and I am respectful of differences related to race, culture, ethnicity, sexuality, gender or non-gender, status, religion and age.

My first session

Counselling sessions are usually 50 minutes.

The first session will provide the opportunity for you to ask the questions you may have about counselling and the support that I may offer.

This initial conversation will enable an assessment of what you would like to get out of counselling and explore some of the things that have influenced your decision to pursue counselling at this time. Additional information will be discussed about how we work together, any issues related to confidentiality and your wellbeing and safety.

This will begin the process of us getting to know each other so that we can decide whether the support I offer will be the best way forward for you.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, 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