Education and Learning Disabilities Counselling in Birmingham

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Kayleigh Ditchburn
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B20
I have experience working in charities, NHS, councils, education and community settings with themes including childhood abuse, abuse, trauma, complex trauma, domestic violence and abuse, depression, anxiety, GSRD (Gender, Sex & Relationship Diversity), neurodivergence, learning difficulties, displacement, racism and classism.
Hello! I'm Kayleigh, an Art Therapist who works in person and online based in Birmingham. As an Art Therapist, I use art materials and artwork to help explore expression, thoughts, feelings and different ways of communication (verbally and nonverbally), as words can sometime be difficult to find. Art Therapy can be a gentle way to express and recall memories and lived experiences. You do not need any previous artistic experiences or skills - infact, you do not even need to make any art!
I have experience working in charities, NHS, councils, education and community settings with themes including childhood abuse, abuse, trauma, complex trauma, domestic violence and abuse, depression, anxiety, GSRD (Gender, Sex & Relationship Diversity), neurodivergence, learning difficulties, displacement, racism and classism.
Hello! I'm Kayleigh, an Art Therapist who works in person and online based in Birmingham. As an Art Therapist, I use art materials and artwork to help explore expression, thoughts, feelings and different ways of communication (verbally and nonverbally), as words can sometime be difficult to find. Art Therapy can be a gentle way to express and recall memories and lived experiences. You do not need any previous artistic experiences or skills - infact, you do not even need to make any art!
0121 796 1027 View 0121 796 1027
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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 Lorna Stewart
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1
I am an experienced multi-trained Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Management Consultant, with 30 years in the NHS and private sector, and 18 years in private practice. I have offered consultation to executive teams in improvement and negotiation, delivering large scale change, and setting up mental health services. I have worked for Court undertaking medicolegal assessments and psychological interventions. I have assessed neurodivergence (Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD), and worked clinically with people with the full range of mental health difficulties, significant trauma, learning disabilities, and acquired brain injury.
I am an experienced multi-trained Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Management Consultant, with 30 years in the NHS and private sector, and 18 years in private practice. I have offered consultation to executive teams in improvement and negotiation, delivering large scale change, and setting up mental health services. I have worked for Court undertaking medicolegal assessments and psychological interventions. I have assessed neurodivergence (Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD), and worked clinically with people with the full range of mental health difficulties, significant trauma, learning disabilities, and acquired brain injury.
01749 608294 View 01749 608294
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Anna Gooch
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
Fundamentally, I believe in people, in listening and learning from others.
My name is Anna. I retrained as an Integrative Counsellor, having experienced for myself, how transformative counselling was on my own personal journey. Life can be hard, and I will walk alongside you as you navigate feelings such as fear, confusion, shock, shame, rejection, grief, anger, and sadness. I will support your therapeutic journey within an empathetic, authentic, non-judgemental, safe space. I work collaboratively and will help you find a deeper understanding of how you think and how to process the parts of life that are hard for you right now.
Fundamentally, I believe in people, in listening and learning from others.
My name is Anna. I retrained as an Integrative Counsellor, having experienced for myself, how transformative counselling was on my own personal journey. Life can be hard, and I will walk alongside you as you navigate feelings such as fear, confusion, shock, shame, rejection, grief, anger, and sadness. I will support your therapeutic journey within an empathetic, authentic, non-judgemental, safe space. I work collaboratively and will help you find a deeper understanding of how you think and how to process the parts of life that are hard for you right now.
01732 496747 View 01732 496747
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Kate Fletcher
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
I am Qualified as an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I have robust supervision every month and have always been passionate about helping people. I previously worked in mental health and with learning disabilities. I have experience working with anxiety and depression, trauma, domestic abuse, loss and bereavement. I work with adults (age 16+) on an open ended basis, with the intention of allowing you to enhance your life and live it more fully. I am also trained in Couple's Therapy, working in an Integrative way to work on issues such as communication, loss, infidelity and more!
I am Qualified as an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I have robust supervision every month and have always been passionate about helping people. I previously worked in mental health and with learning disabilities. I have experience working with anxiety and depression, trauma, domestic abuse, loss and bereavement. I work with adults (age 16+) on an open ended basis, with the intention of allowing you to enhance your life and live it more fully. I am also trained in Couple's Therapy, working in an Integrative way to work on issues such as communication, loss, infidelity and more!
01332 215388 View 01332 215388
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Cristina Maria Nemes
Psychologist, MA, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Birmingham B10  (Online Only)
Also, I am trained in ABA therapy and I have worked with children with learning disabilities as well.
I can help you to become the best version of yourself! I am a highly dedicated Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist, my techniques are a mix of evidence-based treatments – cognitive therapy with mindfulness - integrating self-esteem, self-acceptance, emotional resilience, and self- development to help clients develop their skills to cope with emotional difficulties and changing irrational thinking. I help clients focus on life goals, their well-being, to see life in a more positive way, and to accept negative events and feelings so that they are more prepared for life with an increased sense of well-being.
Also, I am trained in ABA therapy and I have worked with children with learning disabilities as well.
I can help you to become the best version of yourself! I am a highly dedicated Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist, my techniques are a mix of evidence-based treatments – cognitive therapy with mindfulness - integrating self-esteem, self-acceptance, emotional resilience, and self- development to help clients develop their skills to cope with emotional difficulties and changing irrational thinking. I help clients focus on life goals, their well-being, to see life in a more positive way, and to accept negative events and feelings so that they are more prepared for life with an increased sense of well-being.
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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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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.
0121 827 8994 View 0121 827 8994
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Bridgewalk Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B44
Well done for taking the first step to accessing support, alleviating some of the feelings of distress. This Is the hardest step and a daunting one, but hoping my profile encourages you to start your therapeutic journey. The integrative approach enables me to be responsive to your needs, to tailor the therapy to suit your specific concern. I am experienced in providing therapy to clients - suffering from complex and enduring mental health issues in difficult situations at times. I am well practiced in a wide range of skills, techniques and interventions to facilitate change, growth and to strengthen where there may be distress.
Well done for taking the first step to accessing support, alleviating some of the feelings of distress. This Is the hardest step and a daunting one, but hoping my profile encourages you to start your therapeutic journey. The integrative approach enables me to be responsive to your needs, to tailor the therapy to suit your specific concern. I am experienced in providing therapy to clients - suffering from complex and enduring mental health issues in difficult situations at times. I am well practiced in a wide range of skills, techniques and interventions to facilitate change, growth and to strengthen where there may be distress.
0121 752 2915 View 0121 752 2915
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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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Diogenes Mock
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B12
Waitlist for new clients
You may be seeking support with how you see the world, with relationships to family, partner or friends and work. You may be feeling alone or confused, under pressure and in pain. In our therapy sessions we will work together to gain a sense of where you are in your life and how you understand your self and where you are. Together we can build a sense of safety and understanding through which you may gain feeling supported and motivated.
You may be seeking support with how you see the world, with relationships to family, partner or friends and work. You may be feeling alone or confused, under pressure and in pain. In our therapy sessions we will work together to gain a sense of where you are in your life and how you understand your self and where you are. Together we can build a sense of safety and understanding through which you may gain feeling supported and motivated.
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Sally Craig
Psychotherapist, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B14  (Online Only)
I work online with clients struggling with the short-term or long-term impact of abuse, loss and trauma. The wounds of parental abuse, narcissistic abuse, betrayal, sexual abuse, spiritual abuse or professional abuse can remain forever open, derailing our lives and preventing us from moving on to find happiness and fulfilment. In my clients' journey toward healing from the pain and loss such experiences have cost them, I accompany them back into the hurt of the past to untangle the bonds that anchor them there and teach them skills for coping with the present and for developing relationships to help them find a happier future.
I work online with clients struggling with the short-term or long-term impact of abuse, loss and trauma. The wounds of parental abuse, narcissistic abuse, betrayal, sexual abuse, spiritual abuse or professional abuse can remain forever open, derailing our lives and preventing us from moving on to find happiness and fulfilment. In my clients' journey toward healing from the pain and loss such experiences have cost them, I accompany them back into the hurt of the past to untangle the bonds that anchor them there and teach them skills for coping with the present and for developing relationships to help them find a happier future.
01770 467045 View 01770 467045
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Birmingham-Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B15  (Online Only)
I have recently moved my office to Birmingham, however am still accepting clients from the Bristol area for online work. I have worked with a diverse range of clients over the years particularly those from socially marginalised backgrounds. The issues I work with are many and varied and clients goals are findamentally 'to feel better' and live a more enriched and fuller life. How this is achieved and the therapuetic startegies employed will be unique and individual to every client.
I have recently moved my office to Birmingham, however am still accepting clients from the Bristol area for online work. I have worked with a diverse range of clients over the years particularly those from socially marginalised backgrounds. The issues I work with are many and varied and clients goals are findamentally 'to feel better' and live a more enriched and fuller life. How this is achieved and the therapuetic startegies employed will be unique and individual to every client.
0117 463 7298 View 0117 463 7298
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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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Hope Peckover
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B13
Hi, my name is Hope. I know, a pretty good name for a therapist! I am an Integrative Psychotherapist. My aim and approach in therapy is to help you find your own path to the life you wish to live. We are all uniquely different and have different reactions to life and life events. I can help you work through some things you might find difficult. For example: Anxiety; Depression; Trauma; Relationship Issues. In order to heal and progress, we must first understand our emotions, what they are and where they come from. From here can make decisions to do something different, to break the patterns that no longer serve us in our life.
Hi, my name is Hope. I know, a pretty good name for a therapist! I am an Integrative Psychotherapist. My aim and approach in therapy is to help you find your own path to the life you wish to live. We are all uniquely different and have different reactions to life and life events. I can help you work through some things you might find difficult. For example: Anxiety; Depression; Trauma; Relationship Issues. In order to heal and progress, we must first understand our emotions, what they are and where they come from. From here can make decisions to do something different, to break the patterns that no longer serve us in our life.
0121 752 9182 View 0121 752 9182
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Corvus Psychological and Coaching Services
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B15  (Online Only)
We have particular interests in work around emotional management, attachment and reducing barriers to change. We have a specialism in working with people around creativity - whether you wish to use creative approaches to reach your goals or are a creative seeking a therapist who understands your work and can help you to use your creativity to achieve the outcomes you want, we would love to hear from you. We welcome clients from all walks of life. Please note that at present, all sessions are via telephone or videocall. Discount offered for public, arts and martime sector workers.
We have particular interests in work around emotional management, attachment and reducing barriers to change. We have a specialism in working with people around creativity - whether you wish to use creative approaches to reach your goals or are a creative seeking a therapist who understands your work and can help you to use your creativity to achieve the outcomes you want, we would love to hear from you. We welcome clients from all walks of life. Please note that at present, all sessions are via telephone or videocall. Discount offered for public, arts and martime sector workers.
0121 387 3589 View 0121 387 3589
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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
Becca Louise
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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Mahalia Hamilton
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B11  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Mahalia. I am a person-centred psychotherapist. Sometimes we need space to feel heard, sometimes we need space to think and be present with ourselves. I am non-judgemental regardless of my own values and beliefs. As your therapist I will accept you for who you are and meet you with empathy. I will be with you in your chaos, in your binding and I will be patient with your process. With a person-centred approach I welcome people from all walks of life providing empathy, honesty, and unconditional positive regard.
Hello, I am Mahalia. I am a person-centred psychotherapist. Sometimes we need space to feel heard, sometimes we need space to think and be present with ourselves. I am non-judgemental regardless of my own values and beliefs. As your therapist I will accept you for who you are and meet you with empathy. I will be with you in your chaos, in your binding and I will be patient with your process. With a person-centred approach I welcome people from all walks of life providing empathy, honesty, and unconditional positive regard.
07961 851064 View 07961 851064
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Education and Learning Disabilities Counsellors

How effective is treatment for learning disabilities?

When initiated early and tailored to a child’s specific needs, learning disability treatment can be quite effective at helping a child cope with their disability, though its exact efficacy may depend on the severity of symptoms and whether comorbid disorders exist. Less is known about treatment initiated in adulthood, but it is certainly possible that an adult with a learning disability will see some improvement—or at the very least, identify workarounds and accommodations that could make symptoms less burdensome in day-to-day life.

When should someone seek treatment for learning disabilities?

It’s best to seek treatment as early as possible. Because learning disabilities often go unnoticed until a child starts school, or even until they’re a few years along, regular check-ins with teachers and doctors can help parents determine whether children are meeting milestones and keeping up with peers or whether an evaluation for learning disabilities may be warranted. And although earlier is always better, it’s never too late to be evaluated for learning disabilities and to seek treatment.

What happens if learning disabilities are left untreated?

Undiagnosed and untreated learning disabilities can be a source of significant frustration and shame for a child, who may feel that their challenges stem from a lack of intelligence or willpower. Such feelings can trigger low self-esteem, depression, or anxiety, which may push a child toward risky behaviors, including substance use. In adulthood, untreated learning disabilities can interfere with career success, and lingering feelings of self-doubt and shame can negatively affect someone’s mental health.

Are there medications for learning disabilities?

Currently, there are no medications designed to treat specific learning disabilities such as dysgraphia or dyscalculia. However, someone with a learning disability may be prescribed medication for a comorbid condition, such as anxiety, depression, or ADHD, which may have positive downstream effects on their learning disability; for example, a child with both ADHD and dyslexia may find that they’re better able to focus on their reading exercises after being prescribed a stimulant medication.