Are you feeling anxious or depressed or don’t feel good about yourself? Maybe relationships with others are difficult and you feel lonely, or work is stressful. Or you might just know that something is not right and you are not sure which way to turn. Are you seeking to go in a different direction and live life to the full?
If you can relate to any of these then therapy offers a way to a better place and can help you to feel differently. Many people find it really helpful to talk with someone who cares and who has the skills to help them to find a way forward. By coming to therapy you can share your issues and burdens with me, I will be alongside you in your difficulties and support you to heal and to change and to grow.
I will listen to you and offer a safe space where you can speak whatever is on your mind. It can be really helpful to be properly listened to and to express your concerns without feeling judged, maybe for the first time. We can work together to untangle your thoughts and feelings, and improve how you cope, and help you to be in control. At times I may gently suggest alternative perspectives. As a person I am warm, approachable and caring.
This is what I offer. Please feel free to contact me and find out more. We could have a chat on the phone and you can ask any questions you may have. I appreciate how reaching out for help can be difficult and I will be respectful of that.
If you then would like to talk further, that could be followed by a first session. We can discuss further your concerns and what you might want from therapy. The session will allow you to see if I am the right person for you and whether the therapy I offer suits you. There is no obligation to continue. If following that we decide to work together then we would meet for a 50 minute session each week.
My practice is located at the Solihull Well Being Clinic, Highfield Road, Hall Green. It is wheelchair accessible with parking and bus routes (e.g. 6 and X20) nearby, and about 15 minutes walk from Hall Green station. It is well positioned for south Birmingham and Solihull (although my counselling and psychotherapy clients also come more widely from the West Midlands and Warwickshire).
Timescales and fees
Sessions are usually weekly and last 50 minutes. The length of therapy varies, it is your choice and depends on what you want to consider. We can start with six sessions and then review towards the end to discuss if that is enough or if you would like more sessions.
I offer appointments between 09:00 and 17:00 on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
My standard fee is £45-50 a session; if that is not affordable then please do talk to me as I do offer some concessions. I also offer reduced rates to those training to be a psychotherapist or counsellor.
Thinking about therapy
People may spend a while thinking about therapy before starting; it is an important and sometimes difficult decision. You could be at an early stage; see the FAQ for information about psychotherapy / counselling. You might be uncertain if therapy can help; you could phone me to discuss that. Getting closer to deciding? - see Making a decision. Or you might be considering if I am the right therapist for you; My approach and myself gives an idea of what you can expect from me.
I am a qualified and experienced Integrative Psychotherapist with a Masters degree, and am a Registered Member of UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy). UKCP acts as my regulatory authority and I adhere to their Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct.
Integrative means that I use different types of therapy as is best suited to you and your unique needs. For more information go to My approach and myself.
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Psychotherapist and Counsellor in Solihull and south Birmingham