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Sobia Siddique
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B34  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile. Making sense of yourself as a whole can feel like a daunting process to go through alone. Understanding your sense of identity and how to build your confidence up is something that is possible within the sessions that I offer. I provide an open, empathic and safe space to allow you to truly explore your ideas and emotions in understanding yourself within your world as well as providing an opportunity to have the support to flourish and develop your self esteem.
Welcome to my profile. Making sense of yourself as a whole can feel like a daunting process to go through alone. Understanding your sense of identity and how to build your confidence up is something that is possible within the sessions that I offer. I provide an open, empathic and safe space to allow you to truly explore your ideas and emotions in understanding yourself within your world as well as providing an opportunity to have the support to flourish and develop your self esteem.
0121 661 7651 View 0121 661 7651
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JL Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B34  (Online Only)
Hello, I am glad you have found me and made your first step towards therapy! An inspiring quote by Dalai Lama once said, “Calm minds bring inner peace and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health”. This resonates with me because our mental health is incredibly important to our well-being and our perceptions of the world we live in. I know that searching for a counsellor can be unnerving especially when you may feel overawed with angst or tension; despondent, grieving or struggling with relationship disputes. I recognise how that feels and the complications that may follow.
Hello, I am glad you have found me and made your first step towards therapy! An inspiring quote by Dalai Lama once said, “Calm minds bring inner peace and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health”. This resonates with me because our mental health is incredibly important to our well-being and our perceptions of the world we live in. I know that searching for a counsellor can be unnerving especially when you may feel overawed with angst or tension; despondent, grieving or struggling with relationship disputes. I recognise how that feels and the complications that may follow.
01283 387637 View 01283 387637
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Sean Charlesworth Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACC Reg
Verified Verified
I'm a qualified and professional counsellor who see's individuals and couples. I have over 20 years experience. Talking to me, a trained professional counsellor can help us make sense of challenging times and find a way through, moving us towards a better understanding of ourselves and our feelings.
I'm a qualified and professional counsellor who see's individuals and couples. I have over 20 years experience. Talking to me, a trained professional counsellor can help us make sense of challenging times and find a way through, moving us towards a better understanding of ourselves and our feelings.
0121 817 7107 View 0121 817 7107
Photo of Arif Moghal, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Arif Moghal
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you struggling with anxieties or depression, feeling stuck, has life become confusing or difficult, are you having relationship or family issues? Did you have difficult moments or experiences in the past? Or maybe things aren’t working out the way you want or the way you hoped? Life can throw up many problems, and we all sometimes need someone to hear us.
Are you struggling with anxieties or depression, feeling stuck, has life become confusing or difficult, are you having relationship or family issues? Did you have difficult moments or experiences in the past? Or maybe things aren’t working out the way you want or the way you hoped? Life can throw up many problems, and we all sometimes need someone to hear us.
0116 497 6857 View 0116 497 6857

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in B34

< 10

Counsellors in B34 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Divorce
100% Peer Relationships
75% Relationship Issues
75% ADHD

Average years in practice

4 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
100% Bupa

How Counsellors in B34 see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in B34?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.