Services: Counselling for Adults, Teenagers & Children

Private Counselling

It starts with listening & understanding

Private counselling is a regular opportunity to talk to someone who listens without judgment,
without emotional ties, without any agenda except to help you make sense of it all.

HOW DOES PRIVATE COUNSELLING WORK?

As an integrative counsellor. I’m trained in a number of different methods of therapy. For example:

Person-centred counselling

You take the lead during our sessions. My goal is to facilitate conversations that empower you to discover your own solution.

Psychodynamic counselling

The aim of this approach is to unravel your experience, exploring what lies deeper beneath an immediate problem you’re facing. Together we reveal insight that allows you to find clarity.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

CBT is a more practical approach, where we focus on self-care. We’ll break a problem down and then look at ways you can make it feel more manageable. 

During our time together, I’ll draw on these different aspects of counselling and combine them to best suit your needs.

Finally, counselling is one-to-one (so it’s just you and me) and confidential. It’s an important part of working in accordance with BACP ethical framework.

How can counselling provide support?

Your time in counselling

Children & Young People

I’ve worked in schools, colleges and individually with young people, providing support and guidance in a whole range of situations, including:

  • Exam stress and nerves
  • Bullying
  • Self-harm
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Traumatic events
  • Relationships and sexuality
  • Parental divorce and changes in family circumstances
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Depression

Adults

Through counselling, I’ve provided guidance to individuals in a diverse range of situations. I can support you to:

  • Recognise signs of anxiety and deal with feelings of worry and panic more effectively
  • Boost self-esteem and confidence by tackling self-doubt
  • Revaluate relationships and how you manage them
  • Find relief from low mood, loss and depression
  • Prevent events from your past impacting negatively on your future
  • Reduce stress by setting goals that lead to the future you want
  • Understand and manage anger and other negative responses
  • Explore cultural issues and how they affect you as an individual
  • Cope with ill health, whether it’s your diagnosis or caring for a loved one

Whether you have a clear goal in mind, or need support working out what you hope to achieve with therapy, the first step is always booking an appointment.

A therapy session typically lasts 50 minutes.

Occasionally, this first session will be enough. More often, it takes longer, so we’ll schedule weekly appointments, agreeing a time and location for each appointment.

Six 50-minute sessions over six weeks is the starting point for most individuals. But we can adapt this during our time together, and based on how you feel after each session.

You can stop counselling whenever you feel ready. And if you want long-term support, let’s arrange check in appointments quarterly, annually, or sporadically. Whatever works best for you and your needs.

How can counselling provide support?

Children & Young People

I’ve worked in schools, colleges and individually with young people, providing support and guidance in a whole range of situations, including:

  • Exam stress and nerves
  • Bullying
  • Self-harm
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Traumatic events
  • Relationships and sexuality
  • Parental divorce and changes in family circumstances
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Depression

Adults

Through counselling, I’ve provided guidance to individuals in a diverse range of situations. I can support you to:

  • Recognise signs of anxiety and deal with feelings of worry and panic more effectively
  • Boost self-esteem and confidence by tackling self-doubt
  • Revaluate relationships and how you manage them
  • Find relief from low mood, loss and depression
  • Prevent events from your past impacting negatively on your future
  • Reduce stress by setting goals that lead to the future you want
  • Understand and manage anger and other negative responses
  • Explore cultural issues and how they affect you as an individual
  • Cope with ill health, whether it’s your diagnosis or caring for a loved one

Your time in counselling

Whether you have a clear goal in mind, or need support working out what you hope to achieve with therapy, the first step is always booking an appointment.

A therapy session typically lasts 50 minutes.

Occasionally, this first session will be enough. More often, it takes longer, so we’ll schedule weekly appointments, agreeing a time and location for each appointment.

Six 50-minute sessions over six weeks is the starting point for most individuals. But we can adapt this during our time together, and based on how you feel after each session.

You can stop counselling whenever you feel ready. And if you want long-term support, let’s arrange check in appointments quarterly, annually, or sporadically. Whatever works best for you and your needs.

Where are therapy sessions held?

I work from two locations in Birmingham, each offering a calm, comfortable, and welcoming space to talk.

Birmingham Counselling Services

205 Zellig Building

Gibb Street

Custard Factory

Birmingham

B9 4AT

Harborne Complementary Health Clinic

321 Harborne Lane

Harborne

Birmingham

B17 0NT

Pricing

How much does counselling cost?

Each session is 50 minutes duration, and you can book in the following ways:

Managing your anxiety package

For Adults

Six practical, one-to-one sessions.

This package is structured specifically for managing stress, anxiety, panic or low mood.

Each week focuses on a particular area of anxiety and management techniques.

Schedule sessions based on your needs.

£180.00

For Children

Six practical, one-to-one sessions.

The course concentrates on your personal trigger for stress, panic, or low mood.
For example, exam-related anxiety.

Each week focuses on a particular area of anxiety and management techniques.

Schedule sessions based on your needs.

£180.00

Counselling package

Six counselling sessions.

Full range of counselling support.

Schedule sessions based on your needs.

10% discount

(based on £50 single session rate).

£270.00

Single session rate

Ideal for ad hoc follow-up sessions once a course of counselling completes.

Pay per counselling session.

Full counselling support.

£50.00

Each individual’s financial circumstances are different. To discuss concessions please contact me.

COUNSELLING FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

No raised eyebrows. No lectures.

Are you feeling scared after experiencing a panic attack? Maybe you’re wondering how you’ll ever conquer exam nerves? Are you struggling to cope with your parent’s divorce or a problem at home? Bullying, body image, sexuality, self-harm – whatever you’re going through, counselling is your opportunity to talk freely.

Lift that weight from your shoulders and open up. Explore all of the confusing thoughts and emotions you’re feeling. There is no role for judgement in therapy, and it’s not my job to give you advice. Yes, I’ll provide practical techniques that you can use to cope with stress, panic, anger, and all those other emotions. But I won’t tell you what to do.

Instead, together we’ll explore what’s going on beyond the behaviour that’s triggered you to seek counselling. And then, through our conversations, I’ll empower you to take control of your own mental well-being by making choices and changes that allow you to move forward.

Taking the

Next Step

It may be to ask questions. Perhaps to seek clarification on whether counselling can provide the support you need.
Let’s have an initial conversation. Or, are you ready to book an introductory session?
Whatever your next step is, I’m here for you.