Where are you based?
I have therapy rooms in Great Barr, Birmingham and in Sutton Coldfield. The addresses are –
- Therapy point, 37 Newton Road, Great Barr, Birmingham, B43 6AD – This is very close to the Scott Arms crossroads, easily accessible from Birmingham, West Bromwich and Walsall and you can park on the front drive. Click here to go to Google Maps.
- Westwood Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6UH – This close Banners Gate and there’s ample parking – Click here to go to Google Maps.
Areas covered – Great Barr, Perry Barr, Central Birmingham, Erdington, Walmley, Kingstanding, Walsall, Sutton Coldfield, New Oscott, Streetly, Boldmere, Aston, Edgbaston – generally most of Birmingham and the surrounding areas.
What are the fees?
For email or telephone counselling fees, please contact me.
How long does each session last?
Each session lasts for 50 minutes.
What is your availability?
I am at Therapy Point, Newton Road, Great Barr, B43 6AD on Mondays during the day and evening and on Fridays during office hours. I am in at Westwood Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6UH on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during office hours.
Are the sessions confidential?
All sessions are confidential except where material is disclosed that indicates you are at the immediate risk of harming yourself or others or if you disclose current harm to a child. All information recorded is stored securely in line with the GDPR protocols.
Do you work to an organisational code of ethics?
Yes, I am an Accreditted member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. This can be viewed at http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/. I belive that having a thorough code of ethics to work by is very important for both therapists and clients.
What will happen during the session?
After our initial hello’s, we would talk about confidentiality and then I normally take down some essential information. We are likely to moving on to ask what brings you to the session and what you would like to achieve. This forms the beginnings of therapy and please click here for an article about what to expect in the first session.
How do you book an appointment?
This is done very easily. This can be done by telephone, text or by email and I can offer flexible appointment times, normally within a maximum of 7 days. Finding a time and day that fits for both of us is rarely a problem. Click here view my contact details.
Can I book and appointment for somebody else?
Unfortunately, you cannot book for somebody else as it’s an essential part of the process that they make their own appointments. I’m happy, however, to provide information and answer any questions for friends and family seeking to find support for someone else.
What is Therapy?
Please click the following link – What is Therapy?
Will I be judged and analysed?
Hopefully you will feel that you are not. I work in a very non-judgemental manner and seek to allow you to gain your own understanding of your world as only you truly know how you feel. I facilitate your self learning, awareness, assessment of options and if required, your changes. Your therapy sessions are for you, therefore, if you are feeling uncomfortable, have any questions or are not happy in anyway then I aim to create the right atmosphere to allow you to talk about these concerns. At anytime, you are free to stop our sessions without any comebacks.