I offer Skype and face to face counselling/psychotherapy and life coaching services to individuals, couples, families, and organisations. The integrative techniques I use incorporate Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming approach (NLP) Sandplay, Story Telling and Emotional Freedom ‘tapping’ techniques when working with both children and adults tailored according to the needs of the individual.
I am also trained in EMDR which is a powerful, effective and efficient process for treating trauma, PTSD, overcoming addictions and curing phobias. To learn more about the types of therapy I offer and what each one entails read the “Therapy Types” page.
Therapy is open ended with regular reviews but can also be short term and focussed, it all depends on what you need. Sessions are 1 hour long and take place on a weekly basis in my therapy room based in South Birmingham, or nationally via phone and skype.
I can offer session’s onsite within organisations such as schools, colleges and offices that are able to provide a suitable space, by prior arrangement.
My specialism is in supporting individuals, couples and families; in particular foster carers, separated families, and public sector workers in stressful jobs such as teachers, social workers, nurses and other public facing professionals.
I also offer specialist therapy that takes into account sensitive faith based and cultural issues within diverse communities.
For organisations wishing to refer employees block booking discounts are available, please ask for details.
Direct Face to Face Counselling
Sessions will involve us meeting, talking and listening together with the mutual purpose of paying careful attention to your life and how you experience it. To identify what is in your best interests and what you need to move forward. I have a passion for supporting people to unblock creativity and develop through new ways of thinking and behaving.
Skype and Telephone Counselling
Everyone struggles at some point in their life. If you need to talk about an emotional issue or you are feeling overwhelmed with negative thoughts, but feel more comfortable to discuss it from the comfort of your own home then telephone or Skype counselling can help. Therapy will support you to overcome your difficulties and gain new perspectives. This is a national service and anybody across the UK can access this support.
The following are areas I have experience of working with:
- Bereavement & Loss
- Stress at Work and Home
- Exam Stress & School Issues
- Depression and Low mood
- Feelings of guilt, self blame , self criticism, self abuse
- Difficulty in communicating/expressing
- Rejection and abandonment
- Trust issues
- Self destructive behaviour
- Overwhelming emotions
- Work issues including bullying, stress, difficult relationships
- Difficulties with self assertion
- Childhood experiences including abuse and trauma, childhood
- Domestic abuse
- Marital issues
- Parenting issues
- Troubled teenagers
- Family Mediating
- Autism and ADHD
- Special Educational Needs
- Children and Families with Disabilities
- Separated Families, Contact & Divorce Issues
- Shared Parenting Issues
- Child Protection / Safeguarding issues
- Fostering & Adoption Issues
- Bullying/ Cyber Bullying
- Anger Management
- Financial stress
- Offending behaviours
- Issues around sexuality
- Substance misuse
- Sexual exploitation
- Porn Addiction
- Obssessive Compulsive Disorders
- Binge Eating & Eating Disorders
- Identity Crisis
- Cultural and Religious issues including: Female Genital Mutilation/ Honour based violence, Forced Marriage and addressing Radicalisation
Out of hours therapy options are available for full time working professionals please contact me to arrange suitable times and days for appointments.
In order to make counselling services accessible to all I offer a free initial phone consultation for 20 minutes and operate a sliding scale in fees. Please contact me for more information on the cost for the different types of therapy on offer, costs vary according to which therapy type you wish to have
How do I start counselling?
Use the details on the ‘Contact‘ page to get in touch via phone, text, email or by completing the online web contact form below.
During the initial consultation we would have an informal discussion about your needs, and expectations and then decide if we felt comfortable to work together. We would discuss the likely length of therapy; if it is to be short or long term and plan 6 weekly reviews to discuss how things are progressing. Sessions take place at the same time and day weekly as agreed by us both. I will work collaboratively with you to help you achieve an improved state of health and well being.