Parenting Counselling in Birmingham

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Photo of Heather Phillips, Psychotherapist in Birmingham, England
Heather Phillips
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Birmingham B1
Are you looking for a safe space with an experienced trauma-informed therapist? I offer CBT & EMDR to mothers and parents to tackle low self-esteem, anxiety, & trauma/ PTSD. Perhaps you are having strong reactions to things, or maybe you are struggling with anxiety, intrusive thoughts, or nightmares. You might be having trouble sleeping or issues with food or body image. Maybe you feel disconnected, irritable, guilty, and not the parent/ partner/ person that you want to be. When things feel tough, working with someone who you feel 'gets it' and knowing the space is safe and free from judgement is really important.
Are you looking for a safe space with an experienced trauma-informed therapist? I offer CBT & EMDR to mothers and parents to tackle low self-esteem, anxiety, & trauma/ PTSD. Perhaps you are having strong reactions to things, or maybe you are struggling with anxiety, intrusive thoughts, or nightmares. You might be having trouble sleeping or issues with food or body image. Maybe you feel disconnected, irritable, guilty, and not the parent/ partner/ person that you want to be. When things feel tough, working with someone who you feel 'gets it' and knowing the space is safe and free from judgement is really important.
01865 638457 View 01865 638457
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Dr Tej .
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Birmingham B1
Dr Tej is Consultant Clinical Psychologist with 25 years clinical experience across Infant, Child and Adult mental health services. In her clinical practice with adults, her expertise is in helping identify and work through intergenerational cycles of trauma – or trauma with a small ‘t’, such as complex developmental trauma/family trauma/narcissistic abuse, scapegoating, chronic shame, feeling stuck not knowing how to break relational patterns. Clients she has worked with report these difficulties in the context of bullying at work, couple /marital/relationship difficulties and attachment/parenting and birth trauma/difficulties.
Dr Tej is Consultant Clinical Psychologist with 25 years clinical experience across Infant, Child and Adult mental health services. In her clinical practice with adults, her expertise is in helping identify and work through intergenerational cycles of trauma – or trauma with a small ‘t’, such as complex developmental trauma/family trauma/narcissistic abuse, scapegoating, chronic shame, feeling stuck not knowing how to break relational patterns. Clients she has worked with report these difficulties in the context of bullying at work, couple /marital/relationship difficulties and attachment/parenting and birth trauma/difficulties.
020 3870 3028 View 020 3870 3028
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Paul Andrew Lennon
Psychotherapist, MA, ACP
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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Minds Matter
Psychotherapist, ACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B48  (Online Only)
I can work with a range of issues and this list is not exhaustive: Child and adolescent related issues, bullying, social media issues, relationship issues, parenting, bereavement, bed-wetting, low mood, stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, body dysmorphia, gender identity, race related issues, cultural issues, sexuality, sex issues, OCD, anger, couples.
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 can work with a range of issues and this list is not exhaustive: Child and adolescent related issues, bullying, social media issues, relationship issues, parenting, bereavement, bed-wetting, low mood, stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, body dysmorphia, gender identity, race related issues, cultural issues, sexuality, sex issues, OCD, anger, couples.
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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Shannon Ownhouse
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Shannon. I have 12 years experience as a registered Clinical Psychologist (HCPC) and 20 years experience in the mental health field. It may be that you have a diagnosed mental health problem that you need to address, or maybe you are seeking a diagnosis? It may be that you don't suffer from a diagnosable mental health condition but experience significant difficulties in your relationships, at work, regulating your emotions, parenting, etc. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and collaborative space in which to explore your difficulties and develop strategies to make the changes you desire.
Hi, I'm Shannon. I have 12 years experience as a registered Clinical Psychologist (HCPC) and 20 years experience in the mental health field. It may be that you have a diagnosed mental health problem that you need to address, or maybe you are seeking a diagnosis? It may be that you don't suffer from a diagnosable mental health condition but experience significant difficulties in your relationships, at work, regulating your emotions, parenting, etc. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and collaborative space in which to explore your difficulties and develop strategies to make the changes you desire.
020 3879 1947 View 020 3879 1947
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Margaret Mei Yan Jim
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B14  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Margaret, Mei Yan. I graduated from MSc in Applied Psychology and MSc in Counselling at City University of Hong Kong. I have worked with clients with different concerns such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, stress at school, abandonment, parent child relationship issues. I am good at dealing with romantic and family relationship , emotional distress such as depression, PTSD, anxiety, eating disorder and childhood trauma. I will tailor made the treatment plan according to your needs. My approach combines different therapeutic orientations such as psychoanalysis, person centered therapy etc.
Hello, my name is Margaret, Mei Yan. I graduated from MSc in Applied Psychology and MSc in Counselling at City University of Hong Kong. I have worked with clients with different concerns such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, stress at school, abandonment, parent child relationship issues. I am good at dealing with romantic and family relationship , emotional distress such as depression, PTSD, anxiety, eating disorder and childhood trauma. I will tailor made the treatment plan according to your needs. My approach combines different therapeutic orientations such as psychoanalysis, person centered therapy etc.
01564 335081 View 01564 335081
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Adela R Moldovan
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP
Verified
Birmingham B5
My clinical experience encompasses many years working in a mental health setting and private practice dealing with a broad range of symptoms including, but not limited to, chronic trauma, loss or abuse, stress, anxiety, depression, marital difficulties, child-parent conflicts, self-harm, bi-polar disorder, addiction and border-line states – to name just some of the presenting issues.
My clinical experience encompasses many years working in a mental health setting and private practice dealing with a broad range of symptoms including, but not limited to, chronic trauma, loss or abuse, stress, anxiety, depression, marital difficulties, child-parent conflicts, self-harm, bi-polar disorder, addiction and border-line states – to name just some of the presenting issues.
01782 493877 View 01782 493877
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Nurture Hub Therapy Service CIC
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
We support adults with all different concerns including anxiety, depression, stress and worries about the parenting role.
We offer 12 weeks of free (or low-cost) telephone or online Counselling, for parent carers that have at least one child with a special educational need and / or disability. Families that earn over 30k will pay an agreed contribution to the therapy. We are not for profit set up exclusively to help and support families. We cover Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and surrounding areas so please do get in touch if you would like free or low cost Counselling. We offer support to birth parents as well as foster carers and adopters.
We support adults with all different concerns including anxiety, depression, stress and worries about the parenting role.
We offer 12 weeks of free (or low-cost) telephone or online Counselling, for parent carers that have at least one child with a special educational need and / or disability. Families that earn over 30k will pay an agreed contribution to the therapy. We are not for profit set up exclusively to help and support families. We cover Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and surrounding areas so please do get in touch if you would like free or low cost Counselling. We offer support to birth parents as well as foster carers and adopters.
01684 215920 View 01684 215920
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Dr Miriam Inder
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B1
You shouldn’t have to struggle alone with grief and trauma after problems like infertility, pregnancy loss, a difficult birth, depression or anxiety in early motherhood. Leaving you feeling distressed, lost and overwhelmed by how your parenting journey turned out. This isn't how you imagined this time of your life would be, and it doesn't have to feel like this.
You shouldn’t have to struggle alone with grief and trauma after problems like infertility, pregnancy loss, a difficult birth, depression or anxiety in early motherhood. Leaving you feeling distressed, lost and overwhelmed by how your parenting journey turned out. This isn't how you imagined this time of your life would be, and it doesn't have to feel like this.
01245 945704 View 01245 945704
Photo of Dr Leanne Tomkins, Psychologist in Birmingham, England
Dr Leanne Tomkins
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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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Let's Talk, Dr Pam Wolliston
Counsellor, PhD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Birmingham B1
Life, what's it all about? It can bring unexpected joy and/or unwanted challenges. However, we know that those challenges which create psychological and physical strains can preoccupy us the most. As a counsellor, I have a longstanding interest in supporting children, young people and adults who are going through difficult times. I will listen and engage with empathy, thereby making easier for you to feel safe as you share your thoughts and experiences.
Life, what's it all about? It can bring unexpected joy and/or unwanted challenges. However, we know that those challenges which create psychological and physical strains can preoccupy us the most. As a counsellor, I have a longstanding interest in supporting children, young people and adults who are going through difficult times. I will listen and engage with empathy, thereby making easier for you to feel safe as you share your thoughts and experiences.
0115 697 1668 View 0115 697 1668
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Phoenix Renewed Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B1
Many clients, with no prior knowledge of counselling, believe that the counsellor will sort their problems out for them. I will help you to explore your own issues, feelings, beliefs, behaviour, and worldview, so you can become more self-aware and achieve greater independence. During our sessions, I will help you to realise what resources and support are available to you that you can use to work through your own issues, build your self-confidence and appreciate that you always have options. I will treat you as the expert on yourself, as no-one else knows exactly what it’s like to be you.
Many clients, with no prior knowledge of counselling, believe that the counsellor will sort their problems out for them. I will help you to explore your own issues, feelings, beliefs, behaviour, and worldview, so you can become more self-aware and achieve greater independence. During our sessions, I will help you to realise what resources and support are available to you that you can use to work through your own issues, build your self-confidence and appreciate that you always have options. I will treat you as the expert on yourself, as no-one else knows exactly what it’s like to be you.
0121 227 5205 View 0121 227 5205
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Jo's Children/Young People & Family Counselling.
Counsellor
Verified
Birmingham B1
I offer a warm and welcoming counselling service supporting children, young people, and parents through challenging times. I have over 25 years’ experience with children in both educational settings and working with the NHS providing family support. The areas that I specialise include anger management, bereavement, bullying, anxiety, attachment, and relationship issues. Talking to a counsellor maybe the only time you or your child will really get to reflect on past and present feelings and gain a new perspective on issues. I provide a free initial phone consultation service.
I offer a warm and welcoming counselling service supporting children, young people, and parents through challenging times. I have over 25 years’ experience with children in both educational settings and working with the NHS providing family support. The areas that I specialise include anger management, bereavement, bullying, anxiety, attachment, and relationship issues. Talking to a counsellor maybe the only time you or your child will really get to reflect on past and present feelings and gain a new perspective on issues. I provide a free initial phone consultation service.
01325 525682 View 01325 525682
Photo of Shabnam Khan, Psychotherapist in Birmingham, England
Shabnam Khan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B11
Graduated from Warwick University with a Person Centred degree. I have been working as a counsellor for almost 13 years. I work with clients of all ages for a varied range of issues and have been contracted by Forward Thinking Birmingham at Open Door for almost 11 years. I have worked all over Birmingham in many schools visiting clients. I am currently working weekly at King Edwards High School and at Heartlands Academy. I also work with clients referred to me by Women’s Aid. Using the person centred approach helps my clients feel accepted and heard no matter what issue they bring. I offer a safe place to talk enabling clarity.
Graduated from Warwick University with a Person Centred degree. I have been working as a counsellor for almost 13 years. I work with clients of all ages for a varied range of issues and have been contracted by Forward Thinking Birmingham at Open Door for almost 11 years. I have worked all over Birmingham in many schools visiting clients. I am currently working weekly at King Edwards High School and at Heartlands Academy. I also work with clients referred to me by Women’s Aid. Using the person centred approach helps my clients feel accepted and heard no matter what issue they bring. I offer a safe place to talk enabling clarity.
0121 817 7069 View 0121 817 7069
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Vicky D
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Birmingham B1
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes we reach a point in our life where feelings of anxiety or depression take over. Together we can explore what brought you to this point in a caring, non-judgmental and welcoming environment. We will look for any patterns or early decisions made in childhood and work towards making new ones that work better for you. I have found that the journey of psychotherapy is a challenging but very rewarding journey of self-exploration, self-awareness and self-acceptance.
Sometimes we reach a point in our life where feelings of anxiety or depression take over. Together we can explore what brought you to this point in a caring, non-judgmental and welcoming environment. We will look for any patterns or early decisions made in childhood and work towards making new ones that work better for you. I have found that the journey of psychotherapy is a challenging but very rewarding journey of self-exploration, self-awareness and self-acceptance.
0121 312 9792 View 0121 312 9792
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Raj Bassi
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Birmingham B15
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and have completed a degree in Psychology and primarily practice cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I have over ten years experience of working within a range of NHS mental health services in London and the West Midlands in treating depression, anxiety disorders and trauma in adults and children by way of delivering effective treatment and providing evidence-based procedures.
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and have completed a degree in Psychology and primarily practice cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I have over ten years experience of working within a range of NHS mental health services in London and the West Midlands in treating depression, anxiety disorders and trauma in adults and children by way of delivering effective treatment and providing evidence-based procedures.
0121 809 6158 View 0121 809 6158
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Jas Dhillon
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B1
I provide empathetic and effective therapy for individuals dealing with a variety of emotional and psychological challenges. This includes helping clients manage anxiety, depression and stress, improve self-esteem and self-confidence as well as navigate complex relationship dynamics and family issues. I also offer support and guidance for those coping with grief, high levels of stress, persistent sadness and anger management issues.
I provide empathetic and effective therapy for individuals dealing with a variety of emotional and psychological challenges. This includes helping clients manage anxiety, depression and stress, improve self-esteem and self-confidence as well as navigate complex relationship dynamics and family issues. I also offer support and guidance for those coping with grief, high levels of stress, persistent sadness and anger management issues.
0121 809 5546 View 0121 809 5546
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Menka Sura
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Birmingham B28
Every now and then life puts in front of us some obstacles that can be difficult to overcome without support. When left to our own accords these hurdles can often take us on a downward spiral, and lead us to feel insufficient, insecure, anxious, stressed or even depressed. It may be a familiar relationship that brings in the challenge or a social, behavioural, financial or work related issue. The worries that keep you up at night may be due to many reasons but if they are taking over and leave you feeling isolated in life, it might be time to seek support from someone who can help navigate through the difficult period.
Every now and then life puts in front of us some obstacles that can be difficult to overcome without support. When left to our own accords these hurdles can often take us on a downward spiral, and lead us to feel insufficient, insecure, anxious, stressed or even depressed. It may be a familiar relationship that brings in the challenge or a social, behavioural, financial or work related issue. The worries that keep you up at night may be due to many reasons but if they are taking over and leave you feeling isolated in life, it might be time to seek support from someone who can help navigate through the difficult period.
01564 336618 View 01564 336618
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Cheryl Livesey
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Birmingham B17
I currently have daytime availability for couples seeking therapy and therapists (qualified or trainee) needing supervision. I have some Monday availability for short-term therapy clients. I am a supervisor offering supervision to trainee and qualified psychotherapists and counsellors (or other healthcare/training professionals). I trained at the Centre for Supervision and Team Development (CSTD-Bath), which is the home of the seven-eyed model of supervision. I provide individual and group supervision, as well as offering supervision of supervision for trainee or qualified supervisors.
I currently have daytime availability for couples seeking therapy and therapists (qualified or trainee) needing supervision. I have some Monday availability for short-term therapy clients. I am a supervisor offering supervision to trainee and qualified psychotherapists and counsellors (or other healthcare/training professionals). I trained at the Centre for Supervision and Team Development (CSTD-Bath), which is the home of the seven-eyed model of supervision. I provide individual and group supervision, as well as offering supervision of supervision for trainee or qualified supervisors.
07906 985823 View 07906 985823
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Rabina Khaliq
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B12
I offer a Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy Service. If you are searching for a Therapist then it is likely that you are feeling some kind of emotional distress, dissatisfaction, emptiness or a lack of purpose. From time to time virtually everyone will experience life events that cause significant distress. These events maybe recent or may have occurred many years ago. Counselling and Psychotherapy are not only helpful for big traumatic life events but can also be beneficial when you are feeling ‘stuck’ or at a ‘cross roads’ point in your life.
I offer a Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy Service. If you are searching for a Therapist then it is likely that you are feeling some kind of emotional distress, dissatisfaction, emptiness or a lack of purpose. From time to time virtually everyone will experience life events that cause significant distress. These events maybe recent or may have occurred many years ago. Counselling and Psychotherapy are not only helpful for big traumatic life events but can also be beneficial when you are feeling ‘stuck’ or at a ‘cross roads’ point in your life.
0121 752 9068 View 0121 752 9068

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Parenting Counsellors

What does therapy for parenting look like?

Therapists may work with parents individually, together, or include the whole family to find solutions for the problems a parent faces. Many parent-based therapies work on a parent’s relationship with their children, problem-solving within the family, and analysis of family dynamics. Therapy conducted remotely by video may be helpful in allowing a therapist to observe how families interact in their own homes.

When should a parent seek therapy?

When behavioral problems begin to disrupt the healthy functioning of a family, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If parents find that children are acting out in school, have started using drugs or alcohol, have developed eating disorders, or other similar red flags, a therapist may be able to help.

How long does therapy take for parenting problems?

Depending on the severity of a family’s challenges and the type of treatment utilized, therapy for parenting can last from weeks to months. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a pragmatic therapy type that can be brief, most often ranging from between 5 and 20 sessions. Structural family therapy, which inspects family dynamics, often takes several months. Parent-child interaction therapy is typically shorter-term, lasting between 10 and 20 sessions. For any therapy, the duration will depend on the progress made and results realized.

Can therapy help parents dealing with burnout or stress?

Parenting is difficult. Parents may dismiss or conceal feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, or escape ideation—imagining withdrawing from their parental obligations altogether. but left unattended, these feelings can have negative effects on the whole family. A therapist can help parents work on the skills they might need to better cope with the burdens of parenting and help them be the best parents they can be.