Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS22-00294
Whether you are looking for help with multiple issue’s, your Marriage, Relationships, Depression, Anxiety, Work Issues, Self Confidence or just feeling ‘Stuck’. Please give me a call for a no obligation discussion, as to your requirements and I can explain how best we could work together to enhance your life. Alternatively email me, or visit my website for some free self-help guides.
I am committed and happy to work with you, to provide support to your unique and special needs to attaining your goals.
"You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you."
I have been a practising counsellor / psychotherapist in Birmingham and Solihullfor over 20 years. I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a caring, safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
A number of benefits I can provide with over 20 years experience include, but are not limited to the following:
Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
Developing skills for improving your relationships
Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
Managing anger, grief, depression, OCD, and other emotional pressures
Improving communications and listening skills
Changing old behaviour patterns, addictions and developing new ones
Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
This months video is on DEPRESSION, please visit my website to view it.
I am a Integrative Counsellor which means that I combine several models of counselling, to fit the needs of each client, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). This means I tailor the therapy to suit you, because we are all individuals with different needs.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, CBT is recommended by the NHS, NICE guidelines, as you can achieve a lot with a fewer number of sessions, therefore it may be cost effective for you. For further details, visit my website page on About Counselling for Free Self Help Guides plus a video 'What is Counselling'.
I work with Individuals, Couples, Companies, Employee Assistance Programs (EAP’s) and other Groups, in Birmingham B1, Solihull B90 and Hall Green B28. With the aim of enabling people, to enhance their lives and to live them more fully.
I also offer Personal Therapy and Supervision to Counsellors and do Clinical Supervision for Individuals and Groups.
I also work with Critical Incident Debriefing and Post Traumatic Stress.
I have worked in many different settings as a Counsellor, including NHS Primary Care Trusts, Mental Health, Addiction Services, Domestic Violence, Occupational Health, Sexual Abuse, Relationships, HMP and Probation Service and with the Emergency Services. I still continue to work with some of the organisation’s I have previously worked with and have been in private practice for 12 years.
- Qualifications & ExperienceTraining, qualifications & experience
Reg. Practitioner Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
Member of Association for Counselling at Work (ACW)
Faculty of Healthcare Counsellors and Psychotherapists (FHCP)
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
Accredited Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour
Certificate in Brief Solution Focused Counselling
Certificate in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Certificate in Critical Incident Debriefing
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- AIDS / HIV
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- Bereavement / Loss
- Childbirth: fertility
- Childbirth: labour
- Childbirth: pregnancy
- Children / teenagers
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
- Divorce & Separation
- Driving tests
- Eating disorders
- Emotional issues
- Financial difficulties
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- IBS / Digestive Issues
- Immune system support
- Job interviews
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Pregnancy related issues
- Prescribed Psychiatric Drug Dependence/Withdrawal
- Public speaking: stage fright
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Sporting performance
- Start exercising
- Stop smoking
- Violence / Victim support
- Young people and children