Adoption Counselling in Birmingham

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Rebecca Davies
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Birmingham B47
I have always been interested in people and relationships and I am also very interested in beliefs. The things we believe about ourselves, others and the world around us guides our thoughts and behaviours. I really enjoy deep exploration with my clients. Many people think counselling is only for the "bad stuff" I think it is an opportunity to get to know yourself really well. When we understand ourselves we are much better placed to guide our lives in the way we want them to go...and yes you may have some "bad stuff" you want to get off your chest as well.
I have always been interested in people and relationships and I am also very interested in beliefs. The things we believe about ourselves, others and the world around us guides our thoughts and behaviours. I really enjoy deep exploration with my clients. Many people think counselling is only for the "bad stuff" I think it is an opportunity to get to know yourself really well. When we understand ourselves we are much better placed to guide our lives in the way we want them to go...and yes you may have some "bad stuff" you want to get off your chest as well.
01454 802731 View 01454 802731
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Mynd Care Psychotherapiescom
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B36  (Online Only)
I am an experienced and competent mental health practitioner; a fully accredited CBT therapist, CBT Supervisor and Integrative Psychotherapist. I can support you, if you are experiencing depression, post-natal depression or anxiety, or if you have experienced trauma in your life. I have many year's experience supporting individuals in private, voluntary and NHS settings. An integral component of therapy for me, is making sure trust is nurtured, and I respect, everyone is individual, with individual circumstances and from different cultural backgrounds.
I am an experienced and competent mental health practitioner; a fully accredited CBT therapist, CBT Supervisor and Integrative Psychotherapist. I can support you, if you are experiencing depression, post-natal depression or anxiety, or if you have experienced trauma in your life. I have many year's experience supporting individuals in private, voluntary and NHS settings. An integral component of therapy for me, is making sure trust is nurtured, and I respect, everyone is individual, with individual circumstances and from different cultural backgrounds.
0121 827 5275 View 0121 827 5275
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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.
01564 335986 View 01564 335986
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Dr Satbinder Kaur Bhogal
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B15  (Online Only)
I work with both children and adults and have a keen interest in working with those who have experienced complex/relational trauma with or without self harming/suicidal behaviour. I work with a variety of mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression. I also work with couples experiencing difficulties in their relationship and work towards understanding the emotional conflicts, that result in the relationship being strained or likely to end without support. There is no one size fits all therapeutic approach and so I place importance on developing a shared understanding of what the core emotional issues are that impact you.
I work with both children and adults and have a keen interest in working with those who have experienced complex/relational trauma with or without self harming/suicidal behaviour. I work with a variety of mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression. I also work with couples experiencing difficulties in their relationship and work towards understanding the emotional conflicts, that result in the relationship being strained or likely to end without support. There is no one size fits all therapeutic approach and so I place importance on developing a shared understanding of what the core emotional issues are that impact you.
01564 334869 View 01564 334869
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All in Dew Time Therapy & Supervisory Services
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B36
Counselling room in Castle Bromwich, Solihull, Birmingham and online UK. Hello, I warmly welcome you to my page for details of my trauma informed services. There can be times in life where things can feel overwhelming and challenging and it may be hard to reach out for the help and support that you deserve and that feels right for you. Reaching out for help and support is always a sign of strength and never weakness. During these challenging times, I am offering low cost counselling and psychotherapy which can be made available immediately for you through telephone, and online with me, through Teams, Zoom, Skype and WhatsApp.
Counselling room in Castle Bromwich, Solihull, Birmingham and online UK. Hello, I warmly welcome you to my page for details of my trauma informed services. There can be times in life where things can feel overwhelming and challenging and it may be hard to reach out for the help and support that you deserve and that feels right for you. Reaching out for help and support is always a sign of strength and never weakness. During these challenging times, I am offering low cost counselling and psychotherapy which can be made available immediately for you through telephone, and online with me, through Teams, Zoom, Skype and WhatsApp.
01675 620925 View 01675 620925
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Laura Gwilt
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B18
Hi, I'm Laura! In a compassionate and authentic setting, my work involves empowering children, young people and adults. Individuals with whom I work with are able to explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a safe environment, leading to improved psychological well-being. I have worked with children, young people and adults who have experienced trauma and abuse, whilst being trained in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. Authenticity and honesty are amongst my main priorities during treatment, ensuring clients leave therapy feeling informed and confident in managing their mental wellbeing.
Hi, I'm Laura! In a compassionate and authentic setting, my work involves empowering children, young people and adults. Individuals with whom I work with are able to explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a safe environment, leading to improved psychological well-being. I have worked with children, young people and adults who have experienced trauma and abuse, whilst being trained in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. Authenticity and honesty are amongst my main priorities during treatment, ensuring clients leave therapy feeling informed and confident in managing their mental wellbeing.
01564 335976 View 01564 335976
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Elizabeth Doggart Associates Ltd
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B17
EDA Associates are a team of highly experienced Counsellors and Psychotherapists providing a range of therapies to help with Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Low Self Esteem and all Trauma based issues including PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Our therapists are qualified in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desenistisation and Reprocessing) and Integrative Counselling. We work with Adults, Children and Adolescents. We see clients who self refer, as well as those who may have insurance such as BUPA or Aviva. We are always happy to discuss your counselling needs prior to your making an appointment.
EDA Associates are a team of highly experienced Counsellors and Psychotherapists providing a range of therapies to help with Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Low Self Esteem and all Trauma based issues including PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Our therapists are qualified in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desenistisation and Reprocessing) and Integrative Counselling. We work with Adults, Children and Adolescents. We see clients who self refer, as well as those who may have insurance such as BUPA or Aviva. We are always happy to discuss your counselling needs prior to your making an appointment.
0121 285 7990 View 0121 285 7990
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Paul Andrew Lennon
Psychotherapist, MA, ACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B38
I am a registered Psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health & Well-Being. I work with adults, children & adolescents. Work with children involves the use of play equipment. Work with adolescents and adults follows a more traditional talking therapy format. I offer short term and open-ended therapy. I also offer parent consultations for parents struggling to understand their children and adolescents. I do not offer adult couples therapy.
I am a registered Psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health & Well-Being. I work with adults, children & adolescents. Work with children involves the use of play equipment. Work with adolescents and adults follows a more traditional talking therapy format. I offer short term and open-ended therapy. I also offer parent consultations for parents struggling to understand their children and adolescents. I do not offer adult couples therapy.
07951 828088 View 07951 828088
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Andrew Peter Murray
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B33
You have made it this far because you have realised that this issue is now causing you emotional or psychological pain.  You owe it to yourself to take the next step and go and reach out for help whether it be with myself or another therapist.  Don't let yourself down any longer,  I wish you well and know from my own experience a little more awareness can create in you the healing you ache for. I will provide a unique tailored therapy that is yours alone.
You have made it this far because you have realised that this issue is now causing you emotional or psychological pain.  You owe it to yourself to take the next step and go and reach out for help whether it be with myself or another therapist.  Don't let yourself down any longer,  I wish you well and know from my own experience a little more awareness can create in you the healing you ache for. I will provide a unique tailored therapy that is yours alone.
0121 726 4750 View 0121 726 4750
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Dr Anisha Vyas
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B13
I am a HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist, with over 11 years of clinical experience working in the NHS. I have worked across a variety of settings, primarily in specialist NHS mental health services, with individuals, groups, couples, and families. I have highly specialist training in working with people who experience different issues like anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, relationship problems, emotional difficulties, bereavement, cultural issues, low self-esteem, stuckness, shame, family problems, life transitions and identity issues.
I am a HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist, with over 11 years of clinical experience working in the NHS. I have worked across a variety of settings, primarily in specialist NHS mental health services, with individuals, groups, couples, and families. I have highly specialist training in working with people who experience different issues like anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, relationship problems, emotional difficulties, bereavement, cultural issues, low self-esteem, stuckness, shame, family problems, life transitions and identity issues.
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Photo of Sheila Ridgley, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Sheila Ridgley
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Birmingham B17
Are you struggling to communicate with your partner, manage arguments, get over a break up or recently discovered an affair? I am experienced in working with couples or individual to help overcome these issues. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, work related stress, bereavement, or lack of self esteem. I work integratively, which means I use different theoretical models to support my clients.
Are you struggling to communicate with your partner, manage arguments, get over a break up or recently discovered an affair? I am experienced in working with couples or individual to help overcome these issues. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, work related stress, bereavement, or lack of self esteem. I work integratively, which means I use different theoretical models to support my clients.
0121 809 9987 View 0121 809 9987
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Dr Catherine Bamford
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B38
I am an experienced and compassionate Consultant Clinical Psychologist providing assessment and therapy to children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of psychological difficulties and challenges. Common issues include depression, anxiety, OCD, phobias, relationship difficulties, autism, ADHD, bereavement, chronic pain and PTSD. I am also a specialist in neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation. I work with a team of Associate Psychologists with a wide range of other specialities. We see individuals, couples and families. Please visit my website for more information and for our fees www.bamfordpsychologyservice.co.uk
I am an experienced and compassionate Consultant Clinical Psychologist providing assessment and therapy to children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of psychological difficulties and challenges. Common issues include depression, anxiety, OCD, phobias, relationship difficulties, autism, ADHD, bereavement, chronic pain and PTSD. I am also a specialist in neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation. I work with a team of Associate Psychologists with a wide range of other specialities. We see individuals, couples and families. Please visit my website for more information and for our fees www.bamfordpsychologyservice.co.uk
01926 293392 View 01926 293392
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Daryl Nicholas Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1
As an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, I have undergone extensive training which brings together effective contemporary approaches to therapy, drawing from a variety of models to suit your individual needs. I have over sixteen years experience supporting adults and young people to address a range of issues, including: anxiety/panic, depression, stress, loss and bereavement, identity issues, sexuality, trauma/abuse, low self-esteem, relationship issues, life transitions and careers and life direction. I also offer the comprehensive 'INSIGHT self-discovery programmes' (visit darylnicholas.com for more details).
As an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, I have undergone extensive training which brings together effective contemporary approaches to therapy, drawing from a variety of models to suit your individual needs. I have over sixteen years experience supporting adults and young people to address a range of issues, including: anxiety/panic, depression, stress, loss and bereavement, identity issues, sexuality, trauma/abuse, low self-esteem, relationship issues, life transitions and careers and life direction. I also offer the comprehensive 'INSIGHT self-discovery programmes' (visit darylnicholas.com for more details).
01926 800596 View 01926 800596
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Advanced Assessments Expert Witness Psychologists
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1
PSYCHOLOGY EXPERT SERVICES: Psychological assessment, educational testing services and occupational health assessments. EXPERT PSYCHOLOGIST ASSESSMENT OF SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITY & NEURODEVELOPMENTAL CONDITIONS: Dyslexia tests, dyslexia in children, dyspraxia tests, autism spectrum disorder, autism spectrum, ADHD tests, and official IQ testing. MENTAL HEALTH: Personality disorder testing, mental health assessment online, wellbeing, and assessments of malingering disorders. We provide occupational health checks, undertake occupational health referrals, work capability assessments and advise on sickness absence policy.
PSYCHOLOGY EXPERT SERVICES: Psychological assessment, educational testing services and occupational health assessments. EXPERT PSYCHOLOGIST ASSESSMENT OF SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITY & NEURODEVELOPMENTAL CONDITIONS: Dyslexia tests, dyslexia in children, dyspraxia tests, autism spectrum disorder, autism spectrum, ADHD tests, and official IQ testing. MENTAL HEALTH: Personality disorder testing, mental health assessment online, wellbeing, and assessments of malingering disorders. We provide occupational health checks, undertake occupational health referrals, work capability assessments and advise on sickness absence policy.
020 3962 0179 View 020 3962 0179
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Dr Leanne Tomkins
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1
Hello! I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist experienced in working with adults, children and families using a wide range of psychological approaches. I work one to one with adults and children of all ages offering evidence based therapy for a wide range of emotional and mental health difficulties. I also work with parents and families to support you to understand and make sense of any emotional well-being concerns you may have for your child and family. Life can be a challenge for most of us at times for lots of different reasons. Accessing the right support can help you to thrive and improve your emotional 'wellness'.
Hello! I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist experienced in working with adults, children and families using a wide range of psychological approaches. I work one to one with adults and children of all ages offering evidence based therapy for a wide range of emotional and mental health difficulties. I also work with parents and families to support you to understand and make sense of any emotional well-being concerns you may have for your child and family. Life can be a challenge for most of us at times for lots of different reasons. Accessing the right support can help you to thrive and improve your emotional 'wellness'.
0121 827 1652 View 0121 827 1652
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Online Clear Minds Counselling and Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1
Feeling overwhelmed, out of control, repeating or destructive patterns in behaviour and thinking, relationships issues, feeling low, anxious or suffering from grief. I work with a range of mental health difficulties and emotional issues. These can be difficult and distressing times and therapy can, quite literally, be a life-saver. It can also be an exciting and challenging space for personal development, growth and exploration. Therapy will give you an opportunity to be heard without judgment and time to explore anything in a safe space.
Feeling overwhelmed, out of control, repeating or destructive patterns in behaviour and thinking, relationships issues, feeling low, anxious or suffering from grief. I work with a range of mental health difficulties and emotional issues. These can be difficult and distressing times and therapy can, quite literally, be a life-saver. It can also be an exciting and challenging space for personal development, growth and exploration. Therapy will give you an opportunity to be heard without judgment and time to explore anything in a safe space.
07429 461576 View 07429 461576
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psychlarity Consultancy
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1
Welcome to my profile. I am fortunate to have worked across a range of contexts as well as extensive experience with a numerous clients. As a consultant family and systemic psychotherapist with 25 years experience I specialise in parental alienation, reunification, complex trauma and ptsd, couple therapy, family therapy, eating disorders, child and adult mental health, relationship difficulties, addiction including porn, sex and betrayal. I provide therapy for child to parental violence and repair family systems. Alongside working with courts, solicitors, social care, individual clients I also provide coaching and supervision.
Welcome to my profile. I am fortunate to have worked across a range of contexts as well as extensive experience with a numerous clients. As a consultant family and systemic psychotherapist with 25 years experience I specialise in parental alienation, reunification, complex trauma and ptsd, couple therapy, family therapy, eating disorders, child and adult mental health, relationship difficulties, addiction including porn, sex and betrayal. I provide therapy for child to parental violence and repair family systems. Alongside working with courts, solicitors, social care, individual clients I also provide coaching and supervision.
01902 973074 View 01902 973074
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Pippa Trace
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B13
People seek counselling and psychotherapy for various reasons. Not everyone knows what is bothering them. Often it is the difficulties and challenges of daily life that become overwhelming and unmanageable, impacting relationships, work and decision making. It is sometimes beyond the control of the individual to address those issues without professional help.
People seek counselling and psychotherapy for various reasons. Not everyone knows what is bothering them. Often it is the difficulties and challenges of daily life that become overwhelming and unmanageable, impacting relationships, work and decision making. It is sometimes beyond the control of the individual to address those issues without professional help.
0121 285 7924 View 0121 285 7924
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Minds Matter
Psychotherapist, ACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B48  (Online Only)
I am able to work with children, teenagers and parents and adults so my range is extensive. I can offer both short term and long term therapy. Sessions are weekly and will take place online via a platform that we will agree upon after an initial consultation. We will then review the work as we proceed to monitor progress.
I am able to work with children, teenagers and parents and adults so my range is extensive. I can offer both short term and long term therapy. Sessions are weekly and will take place online via a platform that we will agree upon after an initial consultation. We will then review the work as we proceed to monitor progress.
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Sasha Hvidsten
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Birmingham B15
I am a child and adolescent psychiatrist and see patients for concerns such as ADHD, autism and Tourettes / tic disorders. I work with a team of nurses and therapists to deliver a holistic approach to suit your needs. We have a clinic within a period property in the worcestershire countryside that is quiet and relaxing. We offer assessment and treatment, for autism, ADHD, anxiety and depression, Tics and Tourette's, The correct diagnosis is really important in order to get the right help. Our support doesn't end with diagnosis - we are here until you don't need us anymore.
I am a child and adolescent psychiatrist and see patients for concerns such as ADHD, autism and Tourettes / tic disorders. I work with a team of nurses and therapists to deliver a holistic approach to suit your needs. We have a clinic within a period property in the worcestershire countryside that is quiet and relaxing. We offer assessment and treatment, for autism, ADHD, anxiety and depression, Tics and Tourette's, The correct diagnosis is really important in order to get the right help. Our support doesn't end with diagnosis - we are here until you don't need us anymore.
01527 919209 View 01527 919209

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Adoption Counsellors

Does my adopted child need therapy?

Not every adopted child needs therapy. However, many can benefit from seeing an adoption-informed therapist, especially if they were victims of abuse or neglect, appear withdrawn or disconnected, have behavioural or developmental issues (which may or may not be related to their adoption), are struggling with feelings of grief or loss surrounding their birth parents, or find it difficult to establish an identity, a challenge that often becomes most apparent during adolescence.

When should adoptive parents seek therapy?

Prospective parents can benefit from therapy even before an adoption—for example, to voice worries and fears; to reconcile infertility struggles, if relevant; or simply to prepare themselves for parenthood. After the adoption, parents who are struggling to bond with their child; are unsure how to talk about adoption or related issues, such as race; or whose child is dealing with developmental, behavioural, or psychiatric concerns can address these and other issues with the help of an adoption-competent therapist.

Is family therapy appropriate for adoptive families?

Family therapy can be invaluable for strengthening the bond between adoptive parents and children, helping the latter feel more secure in their place in the family. Family therapy can also help adoptive families navigate complex communication issues—for example, parents who feel uncomfortable discussing race with their child, who in turn feels invalidated by their silence, or a child who has questions about his birth parents but avoids asking them out of fear of hurting his adoptive parents’ feelings.

What therapy is not appropriate for adoption issues?

A discredited therapy known as “attachment therapy” (sometimes called “holding therapy” or “rebirthing therapy”) should not be used to treat adopted and foster children, though it was largely designed for this population. Attachment therapy involves restraining, coercing, and punishing the child in order for them to “release” negative emotions and attach to their new caregivers—techniques that are abusive and dangerous and have even proven fatal in some cases.