I have worked in busy and pressurised environments and experienced the long commute so I understand that you may need flexibility. I offer sessions during the daytime and evening and also a limited number of Saturday morning appointments.
I am able to offer sessions on a shorter fixed term or extended longer term basis in a professional and relaxed environment. Sessions usually last 50 minutes and take place on a weekly basis.
Dependant on where you live, you are likely to face NHS waiting times of eight weeks minimum and, in many cases, a great deal longer for time limited counselling of around 6 weeks in length. I will normally be able to offer you your first session within 7 days.
For individuals I charge £50 per session and £55 per session from 5.30pm. For couples I charge £60 per session and £65 per session after 5.30pm. Your first session will only cost £30 for individuals and £35 for couples. Your first session will be an assessment only.
Birmingham has a large student population who are living away from home and I recognise this can be a cause of anxiety and create a need for support. I am able to offer reduced costs to a limited number of students and low wage earners. Please contact me to discuss.
Counselling can help you to gain new understanding, supporting you to find and develop the resources and skills needed to be able to deal with your problems. It can help you to achieve better relationships, develop resilience and challenge destructive ways of thinking about yourself amongst many other things.
I believe that the working relationship you form with your counsellor is key to the success of your counselling and this relationship is based on acceptance and empathy. As your relationship with your counsellor progresses, you can begin to feel more acceptance of yourself.
I am trained as an integrative practitioner which means that I have undertaken training in Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) and Psychodynamic counselling. These different approaches are integrated into my practice and my work with you.
I work one to one with adults face to face and also over the telephone. I also work with couples. I am able to work with you through a number of different areas or issues such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, low self esteem, identity, health, mental health, panic, inadequacy, guilt, sadness, relationship and job related issues. I am particularly interested in pain and weight management and their interaction with low mood and depression. If you're unsure if I can help then please contact me.