Counselling in Birmingham

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Photo of Carol Caveney Counselling, Counsellor in Birmingham, England
Carol Caveney Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B13
Life can be challenging. Relationship difficulties, bereavement and loss, work stress, health worries, financial pressures - can all take their toll. If you feel like you are struggling, talk therapy can help. As a qualified therapeutic counsellor, I’m trained in talk therapy techniques. Whether you are dealing with anxiety or depression, feeling distressed by difficult events or situations, or if life is just feeling extra tough, I can help.
Life can be challenging. Relationship difficulties, bereavement and loss, work stress, health worries, financial pressures - can all take their toll. If you feel like you are struggling, talk therapy can help. As a qualified therapeutic counsellor, I’m trained in talk therapy techniques. Whether you are dealing with anxiety or depression, feeling distressed by difficult events or situations, or if life is just feeling extra tough, I can help.
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Samiyya Khan
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1
I have developed substantial knowledge and experience within the private sector of working at Priory Organisation. Now, I am venturing out to build my own practice at London, Harley Street. I have over 10 years in primary and secondary mental health within the adult sector. This was in the context of several services including forensic settings, CAMHS, eating disorder, personality disorder units, in-patient acute/PICU wards, rehabilitation units and neurological/brain injury units. In 2016, I began to deliver psychological therapy/CBT in various IAPT programmes.
I have developed substantial knowledge and experience within the private sector of working at Priory Organisation. Now, I am venturing out to build my own practice at London, Harley Street. I have over 10 years in primary and secondary mental health within the adult sector. This was in the context of several services including forensic settings, CAMHS, eating disorder, personality disorder units, in-patient acute/PICU wards, rehabilitation units and neurological/brain injury units. In 2016, I began to deliver psychological therapy/CBT in various IAPT programmes.
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Vicky Gallagher
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B31
Hi, my name is Vicky, I think it is fair to say that we are all trying to adjust to circumstances that we could never imagine happening to us. And the impact this can have can be overwhelming. People do cope well when going through difficult times. However, If you are struggling it is important that you find a way to talk about your struggles and I am prepared to look at my pricing to meet your needs. I understand that so many people are in financial difficulties right now, so please get in touch if you would like to talk to me. I can offer online face to face counselling using Zoom.
Hi, my name is Vicky, I think it is fair to say that we are all trying to adjust to circumstances that we could never imagine happening to us. And the impact this can have can be overwhelming. People do cope well when going through difficult times. However, If you are struggling it is important that you find a way to talk about your struggles and I am prepared to look at my pricing to meet your needs. I understand that so many people are in financial difficulties right now, so please get in touch if you would like to talk to me. I can offer online face to face counselling using Zoom.
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DFA Psychology
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B17
Are you feeling low or anxious? Are you unsure about the future of a relationship? Maybe you are feeling that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your challenges may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote self-awareness and healing by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and behaviours. I have the psychological tools and professional experience to help you live the life you deserve.
Are you feeling low or anxious? Are you unsure about the future of a relationship? Maybe you are feeling that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your challenges may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote self-awareness and healing by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and behaviours. I have the psychological tools and professional experience to help you live the life you deserve.
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Totam Vitam
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B13
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Julie and I love living in the city, the hustle and bustle of life and human connection. I worked in hospitality management for 25 years and understand the pressures of working full time while running a business and a home. I believe that therapy should be an open space for us to come together and work out what is going on and how you can make some changes to make life better.
My name is Julie and I love living in the city, the hustle and bustle of life and human connection. I worked in hospitality management for 25 years and understand the pressures of working full time while running a business and a home. I believe that therapy should be an open space for us to come together and work out what is going on and how you can make some changes to make life better.
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Matthew Smith
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B3
Taking the first step towards seeking help is a courageous decision. If you believe that I can be the right counsellor for you or your loved one, please don't hesitate to reach out. Whatever your situation, I will aim to understand, empathise and help you through these problems. My counselling approach is rooted in empathy, respect, and non-judgment, allowing you to explore your thoughts and feelings at your own pace in a safe and encouraging environment.
Taking the first step towards seeking help is a courageous decision. If you believe that I can be the right counsellor for you or your loved one, please don't hesitate to reach out. Whatever your situation, I will aim to understand, empathise and help you through these problems. My counselling approach is rooted in empathy, respect, and non-judgment, allowing you to explore your thoughts and feelings at your own pace in a safe and encouraging environment.
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Alexandra Groves
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B18
Work face to face, zoom, with Alexandra (Alex) as you walk the unfamiliar steps of your journey to build confidence, self esteem to enable you to be empowered. I will aim to provide you the tools to build a positive resourceful life.
Work face to face, zoom, with Alexandra (Alex) as you walk the unfamiliar steps of your journey to build confidence, self esteem to enable you to be empowered. I will aim to provide you the tools to build a positive resourceful life.
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Daniel Harris
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B24  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello, my name is Daniel, I specialize in helping clients to navigate their way through life's difficult moments. It is my role to create a healing, trusting, and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship to facilitate your growth. As a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), I work to a high professional standard which alongside my life experiences ensures that I bring a level of openness and understanding to each client. I am trauma-informed and I use an integrative approach to support my clients. I have also completed many hours of additional training. I offer sessions to individuals and couples.
Hello, my name is Daniel, I specialize in helping clients to navigate their way through life's difficult moments. It is my role to create a healing, trusting, and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship to facilitate your growth. As a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), I work to a high professional standard which alongside my life experiences ensures that I bring a level of openness and understanding to each client. I am trauma-informed and I use an integrative approach to support my clients. I have also completed many hours of additional training. I offer sessions to individuals and couples.
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Photo of Alice Jarvis, Psychotherapist in Birmingham, England
Alice Jarvis
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B12
I’m here to support people in their time of need. Whether you’re struggling with your mental health, your emotions, or your relationships, I can provide a space for you to talk. I work with a wide range of issues as I see everyone as a whole person, more than just a diagnosis or label. I believe in the power of therapy for change and growth, and look forward to the opportunity to be a part of that with others.
I’m here to support people in their time of need. Whether you’re struggling with your mental health, your emotions, or your relationships, I can provide a space for you to talk. I work with a wide range of issues as I see everyone as a whole person, more than just a diagnosis or label. I believe in the power of therapy for change and growth, and look forward to the opportunity to be a part of that with others.
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Photo of Rose Jennings Art Therapy, Psychotherapist in Birmingham, England
Rose Jennings Art Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B30
Art therapy offers an open and confidential space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences through pictures and words. I aim to provide a place for you to slow down and feel supported whilst we work together to understand your needs and process your experiences. Whether you are navigating depression, anxiety, burnout, overwhelm, shame, loss, relationships or life transitions, art therapy can be a wonderful way to build awareness and new ways of being. You do not need previous experience of art making to access art therapy, only the curiosity to use materials in a way that is meaningful to you.
Art therapy offers an open and confidential space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences through pictures and words. I aim to provide a place for you to slow down and feel supported whilst we work together to understand your needs and process your experiences. Whether you are navigating depression, anxiety, burnout, overwhelm, shame, loss, relationships or life transitions, art therapy can be a wonderful way to build awareness and new ways of being. You do not need previous experience of art making to access art therapy, only the curiosity to use materials in a way that is meaningful to you.
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Photo of Jodie McCormack, Counsellor in Birmingham, England
Jodie McCormack
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B43
Are you fed up with battling anxiety, does it sometimes feel like you’ve tried just about everything to sort it out but still it rises up almost out of nowhere? I can help you understand why you’re feeling anxious and learn how to manage your anxiety so that you can go on to live a life with more contentment.  Anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem are all issues that can seem so isolating and unmanageable but when we allow ourselves to talk about what we’re going through, we can start to heal.
Are you fed up with battling anxiety, does it sometimes feel like you’ve tried just about everything to sort it out but still it rises up almost out of nowhere? I can help you understand why you’re feeling anxious and learn how to manage your anxiety so that you can go on to live a life with more contentment.  Anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem are all issues that can seem so isolating and unmanageable but when we allow ourselves to talk about what we’re going through, we can start to heal.
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Jag Singh Therapy
Psychologist, PhD, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Birmingham B16  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
The decision to begin counselling and psychotherapy can be fuelled by many questions, such as: What can I do and change to feel better? Who am I? How did I become this person? Who do I really want to be, deep down? As a practicing integrative counsellor and psychotherapist in Birmingham City Centre, I support individuals in exploring and forming meaning to their distress. I work on establishing a trusting therapeutic relationship in a safe and non-judgemental environment, enabling us to explore the concerns you may bring, your feelings and thoughts.
The decision to begin counselling and psychotherapy can be fuelled by many questions, such as: What can I do and change to feel better? Who am I? How did I become this person? Who do I really want to be, deep down? As a practicing integrative counsellor and psychotherapist in Birmingham City Centre, I support individuals in exploring and forming meaning to their distress. I work on establishing a trusting therapeutic relationship in a safe and non-judgemental environment, enabling us to explore the concerns you may bring, your feelings and thoughts.
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Gemma Jones
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Birmingham B28
Hi, my name is Gemma and I’m a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years experience in the NHS and independent practise. I specialise in supporting people who are experiencing psychological difficulties due to a physical health problem, perhaps from illness, injury, a medical problem or a long -term condition. I have particular interest and expertise in pain management, oncology, palliative care and women's health (e.g. peri-menopause, fertility).
Hi, my name is Gemma and I’m a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years experience in the NHS and independent practise. I specialise in supporting people who are experiencing psychological difficulties due to a physical health problem, perhaps from illness, injury, a medical problem or a long -term condition. I have particular interest and expertise in pain management, oncology, palliative care and women's health (e.g. peri-menopause, fertility).
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Photo of Dr Victoria Uwannah, Psychologist in Birmingham, England
Dr Victoria Uwannah
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Birmingham B18
Therapy is a safe space to explore some of the confusing or difficult thoughts and feelings that arise throughout life's challenging phases. Major life transitions, relationship issues, bereavements, self-esteem, low mood or anxiety - these are all themes that are worthwhile addressing in therapy. Additionally therapy can be an investment into understanding yourself further; what causes you to think and act in certain ways as this is the gateway to facilitating meaningful and long-lasting change.
Therapy is a safe space to explore some of the confusing or difficult thoughts and feelings that arise throughout life's challenging phases. Major life transitions, relationship issues, bereavements, self-esteem, low mood or anxiety - these are all themes that are worthwhile addressing in therapy. Additionally therapy can be an investment into understanding yourself further; what causes you to think and act in certain ways as this is the gateway to facilitating meaningful and long-lasting change.
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Photo of Anna Antoniou, Counsellor in Birmingham, England
Anna Antoniou
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B44
Not accepting new clients
I'm a warm, empathic, non-judgmental counsellor, ready to listen and support you through any challenges you may be facing. I am fully qualified and fully insured. I provide a safe and secure space for you to offload and share. We will walk your journey together.
I'm a warm, empathic, non-judgmental counsellor, ready to listen and support you through any challenges you may be facing. I am fully qualified and fully insured. I provide a safe and secure space for you to offload and share. We will walk your journey together.
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Photo of Tahneya Alboraiki, Counsellor in Birmingham, England
Tahneya Alboraiki
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B12
I am an qualified integrative counsellor, I use a variety of therapeutic techniques to suit your needs, as I feel one approach does not fit with everyone, therefore I have adopted different approaches. I want to provided you with a safe, honest, and empathic space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours without Judgement.
I am an qualified integrative counsellor, I use a variety of therapeutic techniques to suit your needs, as I feel one approach does not fit with everyone, therefore I have adopted different approaches. I want to provided you with a safe, honest, and empathic space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours without Judgement.
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Photo of Dr Rob Jobe, Psychologist in Birmingham, England
Dr Rob Jobe
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1
I am a highly experienced HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Practitioner; I have over 12 years’ experience of working as a Clinical Psychologist in the NHS. I have worked as a senior member of staff within a variety of Paediatric specialties supporting children, families, adults and professionals. As an experienced Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Practitioner I work with individuals, families and systems in a collaborative way. I aim to work alongside my clients to increase their understanding of issues and empower them to make effective change.
I am a highly experienced HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Practitioner; I have over 12 years’ experience of working as a Clinical Psychologist in the NHS. I have worked as a senior member of staff within a variety of Paediatric specialties supporting children, families, adults and professionals. As an experienced Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Practitioner I work with individuals, families and systems in a collaborative way. I aim to work alongside my clients to increase their understanding of issues and empower them to make effective change.
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Photo of Mark Sisterson, Counsellor in Birmingham, England
Mark Sisterson
Counsellor, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Birmingham B43  (Online Only)
Facing challenges in your sex life or relationship? Finding life difficult and feeling it could be better? Wanting to explore your identity? Hoping to heal from trauma? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then I may be able to help. I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychosexual (sex) and relationships therapist offering support to individuals, couples and other relationships. I approach therapy from a number of different therapeutic approaches, working with you directly to understand your goals and tailoring the therapy to your specific needs.
Facing challenges in your sex life or relationship? Finding life difficult and feeling it could be better? Wanting to explore your identity? Hoping to heal from trauma? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then I may be able to help. I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychosexual (sex) and relationships therapist offering support to individuals, couples and other relationships. I approach therapy from a number of different therapeutic approaches, working with you directly to understand your goals and tailoring the therapy to your specific needs.
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Photo of Laura Babb, Counsellor in Birmingham, England
Laura Babb
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Birmingham B30
Thanks for being here. Whether you're starting therapy for the first time, or taking the next step along the path, reaching out takes courage and what ever your reasons for seeking therapy, I’m here to support you in a compassionate, affirming and safe way.
 I'm an integrative therapeutic counsellor and somatic therapist. My practice is driven by values embedded in social justice and equity. I am committed to decolonizing my practice and doing the ongoing work of becoming anti-racist. My practice is also LGBTQ+ affirming and disability affirming.
Thanks for being here. Whether you're starting therapy for the first time, or taking the next step along the path, reaching out takes courage and what ever your reasons for seeking therapy, I’m here to support you in a compassionate, affirming and safe way.
 I'm an integrative therapeutic counsellor and somatic therapist. My practice is driven by values embedded in social justice and equity. I am committed to decolonizing my practice and doing the ongoing work of becoming anti-racist. My practice is also LGBTQ+ affirming and disability affirming.
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Photo of Sara Salih, Counsellor in Birmingham, England
Sara Salih
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B12
Life can be challenging at times, and it's important to recognize when you need help. If you're feeling depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, or struggling with relationships, trauma, or grief, taking the step towards therapy is a courageous and vital move towards your well-being. In therapy with me, I will provide you with a safe and non-judgmental space where you can feel comfortable talking freely about what's on your mind.
Life can be challenging at times, and it's important to recognize when you need help. If you're feeling depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, or struggling with relationships, trauma, or grief, taking the step towards therapy is a courageous and vital move towards your well-being. In therapy with me, I will provide you with a safe and non-judgmental space where you can feel comfortable talking freely about what's on your mind.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Birmingham

500+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Birmingham who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
85% Self Esteem
82% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
65% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Aviva
60% AXA PPP
50% Bupa

How Counsellors in Birmingham see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
25% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Birmingham?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.