- Phone number
- 07870 117 306
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
I am a BACP accredited counsellor trained in person-centred and psychodynamic therapy. I offer therapeutic counselling in South Birmingham, in person and online. I find that people seek counselling for a number of reasons. They might be facing difficult life issues, relationship problems, or feel stuck. Clients often find that being heard in a safe, confidential space alleviates distress, clarifies feelings and experiences, and helps them figure out the changes they want to make and move forward in life.
I will help you explore and clarify your concerns, which might include looking at how you relate to yourself, how you relate to others, and/or how you relate to your past. I can also support you to make important changes in these areas of your life. Making such changes can be challenging, but it can also help you become more resilient and build relationships that are more meaningful to you. I will work to help you formulate your own aims, support your development, and enhance your wellbeing.
Practice descriptionI am based in South Birmingham and usually see clients on a weekly basis (in person and online). The people I work with may suffer from symptoms of depression, anxiety or past trauma. They may face challenging life situations, experience difficulties in their relationships, or have concerns about self and identity. I am committed to working with people from different backgrounds, and to practicing cultural humility and sensitivity.
My orientation is psychodynamic. This gives priority to building a supportive relationship with you, and helping you reflect on parts of your inner self and experience that may require fuller understanding and acknowledgement. I also work with counselling trainees to support their personal and professional development.
My first session
I would normally invite you to a brief conversation on the phone to begin with, so you can ask me any questions. You can then decide if you wish to proceed to the next step and come to an initial assessment session.
The initial assessment session lasts 50 minutes. Its purpose is to give us both an opportunity to understand what brings you here, if counselling with me is the best way forward, and to arrive at some decisions as to what may be of help to you.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainees
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work