Counselling in Birmingham

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Alice Jarvis
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B12
Not accepting new clients
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.
0121 661 2649 View 0121 661 2649
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SJ Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Birmingham B2  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Sobia and I'm an Accredited Psychotherapist with 17 years experience. I have worked in mental health services for over 20 years. Are you struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, feeling overwhelmed? Maybe you are finding it hard to come to terms with major life events, difficult experiences or traumas. If you are looking to make sense of your experiences, emotions or to change how you think or deal with difficulties in your life, then maybe therapy is the way forward for you. I provide a safe, contained, compassionate and person centred therapeutic environment for you to share and explore your difficulties.
Hello, my name is Sobia and I'm an Accredited Psychotherapist with 17 years experience. I have worked in mental health services for over 20 years. Are you struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, feeling overwhelmed? Maybe you are finding it hard to come to terms with major life events, difficult experiences or traumas. If you are looking to make sense of your experiences, emotions or to change how you think or deal with difficulties in your life, then maybe therapy is the way forward for you. I provide a safe, contained, compassionate and person centred therapeutic environment for you to share and explore your difficulties.
0121 387 0239 View 0121 387 0239
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Red Maple Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B14
The relationships and experiences that we have, shape the way that we understand the world around. These can make us feel uneasy, and we need to think out aloud. Having an objective ear can help to better understand ourselves. This can be related to personal relationships, our working life, family challenges, life events and many aspects of the world around us. I offer a space that works ethically, and within the boundaries of confidentiality and safeguarding. I aim to support exploration of how challenges and concerns can be overcome in a collaborative way and at your pace. I offer individual counselling.
The relationships and experiences that we have, shape the way that we understand the world around. These can make us feel uneasy, and we need to think out aloud. Having an objective ear can help to better understand ourselves. This can be related to personal relationships, our working life, family challenges, life events and many aspects of the world around us. I offer a space that works ethically, and within the boundaries of confidentiality and safeguarding. I aim to support exploration of how challenges and concerns can be overcome in a collaborative way and at your pace. I offer individual counselling.
0121 752 9177 View 0121 752 9177
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Nour El Masry
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1
You may be looking here because you are dealing with upsetting or challenging feelings and experiences, feeling overwhelmed, or having troubles in your relationships. If so, psychotherapy could help you. In the psychotherapy sessions you can explore various aspects of your life and feelings, talking about them freely and openly in a way that is rarely possible with friends or family. Bottled-up feelings such as anger, anxiety, grief and embarrassment can become very intense and counselling offers an opportunity to explore them, with the possibility of making them easier to understand.
You may be looking here because you are dealing with upsetting or challenging feelings and experiences, feeling overwhelmed, or having troubles in your relationships. If so, psychotherapy could help you. In the psychotherapy sessions you can explore various aspects of your life and feelings, talking about them freely and openly in a way that is rarely possible with friends or family. Bottled-up feelings such as anger, anxiety, grief and embarrassment can become very intense and counselling offers an opportunity to explore them, with the possibility of making them easier to understand.
0121 817 7071 View 0121 817 7071
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Kay's Counselling
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B18
We aim to help you resolve your issues. We understand the pain and suffering you're experiencing and provide an integrative approach to help support you through working through the issues you're facing.
We aim to help you resolve your issues. We understand the pain and suffering you're experiencing and provide an integrative approach to help support you through working through the issues you're facing.
0121 661 3760 View 0121 661 3760
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Dr Kavita Bhalla
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B18
Hello, and a warm welcome. I am a HCPC registered Health Psychologist with over 10 years of experience of working in physical and mental health settings. I currently work within the NHS as a Health Psychologist offering psychological therapy and in private practice. I specialise in the assessment and treatment of adults with a range of physical (long term health condition), psychological and emotional difficulties including (e.g anxiety, depression, confidence/self esteem issues).
Hello, and a warm welcome. I am a HCPC registered Health Psychologist with over 10 years of experience of working in physical and mental health settings. I currently work within the NHS as a Health Psychologist offering psychological therapy and in private practice. I specialise in the assessment and treatment of adults with a range of physical (long term health condition), psychological and emotional difficulties including (e.g anxiety, depression, confidence/self esteem issues).
0121 227 5407 View 0121 227 5407
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Amanda Garnett
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Birmingham B14
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome, my name is Amanda and I am a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist/counsellor. I work with individual adults offering an empathetic space for you to explore and make sense of your challenges, supporting you in feeling understood without judgements or expectations. As an integrative therapist I use a range of therapies such as person-centered, CBT, and psychodynamic. I will work together with you to tailor our approach to therapy that sees you for the unique individual that you are, helping you to create meaningful and lasting change.
Welcome, my name is Amanda and I am a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist/counsellor. I work with individual adults offering an empathetic space for you to explore and make sense of your challenges, supporting you in feeling understood without judgements or expectations. As an integrative therapist I use a range of therapies such as person-centered, CBT, and psychodynamic. I will work together with you to tailor our approach to therapy that sees you for the unique individual that you are, helping you to create meaningful and lasting change.
0121 661 2845 View 0121 661 2845
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Sabah Khalid
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B9
Not accepting new clients
As an integrative psychotherapist I am here to go on a journey of self-discovery with you with any difficulties that may arise on the journey. Whether you’re seeking a simple improvement or healing from deep wounds, within yourself and/or with others, I can help. I understand that at times your family/friends may be part of the problem, this is where I come into your situation with fresh eyes, an open heart, and much experience and strength to help you regain your sense of who you are.
As an integrative psychotherapist I am here to go on a journey of self-discovery with you with any difficulties that may arise on the journey. Whether you’re seeking a simple improvement or healing from deep wounds, within yourself and/or with others, I can help. I understand that at times your family/friends may be part of the problem, this is where I come into your situation with fresh eyes, an open heart, and much experience and strength to help you regain your sense of who you are.
0121 728 6545 View 0121 728 6545
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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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Sonia Parveen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1
I am a Registered Counsellor of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapists working with clients of all ages across UK. I have a detailed understanding of the BACP Professional Conduct and the Ethical Framework. The time I spend in therapy is totally dedicated to you, facilitating the process of self-identity. As a Counsellor, I will listen and support your story, helping you to understand yourself better. I am a firm believer in individuality and uniqueness. “You are your own individual of expression”.
I am a Registered Counsellor of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapists working with clients of all ages across UK. I have a detailed understanding of the BACP Professional Conduct and the Ethical Framework. The time I spend in therapy is totally dedicated to you, facilitating the process of self-identity. As a Counsellor, I will listen and support your story, helping you to understand yourself better. I am a firm believer in individuality and uniqueness. “You are your own individual of expression”.
0121 726 1274 View 0121 726 1274
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Newman Health & Wellbeing,
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Birmingham B32
Our service aims to make counselling and psychotherapy affordable to all and has been working with clients since 2016. Our team are trained to work with many different issues all with the aim of helping you move on from your current issues or past concerns.
Our service aims to make counselling and psychotherapy affordable to all and has been working with clients since 2016. Our team are trained to work with many different issues all with the aim of helping you move on from your current issues or past concerns.
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Photo of Sobia Siddique, MSc, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
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
Photo of Julia Gillies - Mindfulness Based Counselling, MSc, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Julia Gillies - Mindfulness Based Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B9
Hello and welcome to my profile. You've taken the most important first step to finding some help. Life can be pretty tough at times. Hard feelings do pass, but sometimes we get stuck and need help to gain insight and options to manage those feelings. I provide a safe space for you to explore what is going on. I work in a mindful way to reduce any anxiety you may be feeling and, if you would like, we can be creative using visualisation, art materials and toys to help you unlock things that you may not be able to put into words. I am experienced in video and telephone therapy, as well as face to face when circumstances allow.
Hello and welcome to my profile. You've taken the most important first step to finding some help. Life can be pretty tough at times. Hard feelings do pass, but sometimes we get stuck and need help to gain insight and options to manage those feelings. I provide a safe space for you to explore what is going on. I work in a mindful way to reduce any anxiety you may be feeling and, if you would like, we can be creative using visualisation, art materials and toys to help you unlock things that you may not be able to put into words. I am experienced in video and telephone therapy, as well as face to face when circumstances allow.
0121 285 8074 View 0121 285 8074
Photo of Michael Swift, MSc, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Michael Swift
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B18
Hi, I'm Mike! I value authenticity and transparency in the therapy room. I became a therapist to empower you to make positive and lasting change. I'll be honest, I won't have all the answers, but I'm never afraid to accompany you on the journey to find them. In my practice, I am a compassionate and knowledgeable integrative psychotherapist who has worked in health care organizations for over 10 years. I mainly specialize in the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and third wave therapy approaches for a range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, specific phobias, OCD and health anxiety.
Hi, I'm Mike! I value authenticity and transparency in the therapy room. I became a therapist to empower you to make positive and lasting change. I'll be honest, I won't have all the answers, but I'm never afraid to accompany you on the journey to find them. In my practice, I am a compassionate and knowledgeable integrative psychotherapist who has worked in health care organizations for over 10 years. I mainly specialize in the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and third wave therapy approaches for a range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, specific phobias, OCD and health anxiety.
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Photo of Balwinder Hunjan, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Balwinder Hunjan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B15
Are you feeling anxious, depressed or stressed? Do you feel that nobody understands? What or how do you change things? I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor/ Psychotherapist. I work with clients from various cross-sections of the community and with a varied age group. I am culturally sensitive and understand the needs and expectations of different cultural groups. I provide a safe, confidential and empathic environment for you to discuss issues which may be affecting you. I have considerable experience working with individuals diagnosed with personality disorders, depression, anxiety and relationship issues.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed or stressed? Do you feel that nobody understands? What or how do you change things? I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor/ Psychotherapist. I work with clients from various cross-sections of the community and with a varied age group. I am culturally sensitive and understand the needs and expectations of different cultural groups. I provide a safe, confidential and empathic environment for you to discuss issues which may be affecting you. I have considerable experience working with individuals diagnosed with personality disorders, depression, anxiety and relationship issues.
0121 827 7766 View 0121 827 7766
Photo of Judith Power, MBACP, Counsellor
Judith Power
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B23
I am a qualified therapist that provides both short and long-term therapy. I offer a calm, confidential and supportive space for all my clients online and face-to-face. I have trained as an integrated person-centred therapist which in reality means that I work at the clients pace and I draw from several types of therapies to ensure that each client is offered what is right for them. I tailor how I work with each person to help them achieve their goals and work through anything causing them distress.
I am a qualified therapist that provides both short and long-term therapy. I offer a calm, confidential and supportive space for all my clients online and face-to-face. I have trained as an integrated person-centred therapist which in reality means that I work at the clients pace and I draw from several types of therapies to ensure that each client is offered what is right for them. I tailor how I work with each person to help them achieve their goals and work through anything causing them distress.
0121 827 6929 View 0121 827 6929
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Busayo Aboderin
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B12
Sometimes, we reach a point in our lives where we feel stuck and crave change—whether in our relationships with family, friends, partners, or even with ourselves. Your desire for change has brought you here, seeking support on this journey. Together, we will explore what has led you to this moment, helping you understand yourself and the patterns that have shaped your life.
Sometimes, we reach a point in our lives where we feel stuck and crave change—whether in our relationships with family, friends, partners, or even with ourselves. Your desire for change has brought you here, seeking support on this journey. Together, we will explore what has led you to this moment, helping you understand yourself and the patterns that have shaped your life.
0121 661 3682 View 0121 661 3682
Photo of Jodie McCormack, MBACP, Counsellor
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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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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Dr Rosalind Brock
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B38
Hello, I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I can offer you a warm, supportive environment in which to explore and understand the issues that have brought you to therapy. Using evidence-based interventions, we can work collaboratively together towards change. I work with adults with a variety of difficulties, but have specialist experience of working with PTSD, C-PTSD/complex trauma, anxiety issues, OCD, phobia, birth trauma and baby loss. I have a wealth of experience from both NHS and private settings to draw on to support you.
Hello, I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I can offer you a warm, supportive environment in which to explore and understand the issues that have brought you to therapy. Using evidence-based interventions, we can work collaboratively together towards change. I work with adults with a variety of difficulties, but have specialist experience of working with PTSD, C-PTSD/complex trauma, anxiety issues, OCD, phobia, birth trauma and baby loss. I have a wealth of experience from both NHS and private settings to draw on to support you.
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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
66% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Aviva
58% AXA PPP
51% Bupa

How Counsellors in Birmingham see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% 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.