Counselling in Shirley

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South Birmingham Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Shirley B90
Hi, and thank you for visiting my profile. Sadness, anxiety, a lack of confidence, difficulty with relationships and many other issues can overwhelm us. Opening up and starting to make sense of thoughts and feelings can be a difficult but very rewarding process. In a confidential and non-judgmental setting I can offer you support exploring any issues you may struggle with. Paying attention to your individual experience and really trying to understand is very important to me. Taking the first step to seeing a therapist can be difficult so feel free to call or email me should you have any questions. Best wishes, Nicolle
Hi, and thank you for visiting my profile. Sadness, anxiety, a lack of confidence, difficulty with relationships and many other issues can overwhelm us. Opening up and starting to make sense of thoughts and feelings can be a difficult but very rewarding process. In a confidential and non-judgmental setting I can offer you support exploring any issues you may struggle with. Paying attention to your individual experience and really trying to understand is very important to me. Taking the first step to seeing a therapist can be difficult so feel free to call or email me should you have any questions. Best wishes, Nicolle
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Rebecca Scott
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
2 Endorsed
Shirley B90
Life can be challenging and sometimes we just need the space and time to explore our thoughts, feelings and problems. I work with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, sex and realtionship issues, self esteem and exploring past issues.
Life can be challenging and sometimes we just need the space and time to explore our thoughts, feelings and problems. I work with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, sex and realtionship issues, self esteem and exploring past issues.
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Christine Gault
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Shirley B90
Are you a Highly Sensitive Person who finds themselves overwhelmed in a variety of situations Do you find yourself struggling in relationships, friendship groups or work. Do you suffer with: childhood trauma, anxiety, low mood, sexuality issues. Do suffer with chronic ill health, fatigue, fibromyalgia or other unexplained disease? Do you feel isolated, lonely, different/separate from others. Are you keeping your physical, emotional, mental, sexual or spiritual struggles secret?
Are you a Highly Sensitive Person who finds themselves overwhelmed in a variety of situations Do you find yourself struggling in relationships, friendship groups or work. Do you suffer with: childhood trauma, anxiety, low mood, sexuality issues. Do suffer with chronic ill health, fatigue, fibromyalgia or other unexplained disease? Do you feel isolated, lonely, different/separate from others. Are you keeping your physical, emotional, mental, sexual or spiritual struggles secret?
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Menka Sura
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Shirley B90
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.
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Jon King - Addiction Specialist Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Shirley B90
I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist with experience working within the NHS, private and charitable sectors. I offer a safe and confidential space in Birmingham and Coventry where clients are able to explore themselves free from judgement. I have extensive experience working within the field of addiction and have also been working within my own private practice for a number of years where i have enjoyed working with clients that present with a variety of different issues such as anxiety, relationship issues, sex issues, anger issues, personality disorders and also bereavement.
I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist with experience working within the NHS, private and charitable sectors. I offer a safe and confidential space in Birmingham and Coventry where clients are able to explore themselves free from judgement. I have extensive experience working within the field of addiction and have also been working within my own private practice for a number of years where i have enjoyed working with clients that present with a variety of different issues such as anxiety, relationship issues, sex issues, anger issues, personality disorders and also bereavement.
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Hope Peckover
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Shirley B90
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.
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Pippa Trace
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Shirley B90
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.
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Totam Vitam
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Shirley B90
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 Jerome Mak
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Shirley B90
We encounter various kinds of difficulties and challenges every day. At times, it can be challenging to open up to others, therefore leading to feelings of confusion and a sense of powerlessness. Recently, many individuals from Hong Kong who have relocated to the UK have faced setbacks in their social, professional, or academic pursuits. Such challenges often stem from uncertainties surrounding self-image and self-worth while adapting to a new environment. If you find yourself in a similar situation, exploring yourself through psychological counseling can provide a more effective means of understanding and addressing these emotions.
We encounter various kinds of difficulties and challenges every day. At times, it can be challenging to open up to others, therefore leading to feelings of confusion and a sense of powerlessness. Recently, many individuals from Hong Kong who have relocated to the UK have faced setbacks in their social, professional, or academic pursuits. Such challenges often stem from uncertainties surrounding self-image and self-worth while adapting to a new environment. If you find yourself in a similar situation, exploring yourself through psychological counseling can provide a more effective means of understanding and addressing these emotions.
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Birmingham Solihull Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Birmingham B28
If anxiety is getting in the way of you living your life the way you want to, we can work together to change that. Anxiety can creep up on us and there doesn't need to have been a big trigger for it to have a real impact on our lives. I work with people to overcome a range of anxiety based difficulties and have a particular interest in supporting people with OCD, phobias and panic attacks. Cognitive behavioural therapy can help you understand your anxiety, become less fearful of it and find ways to tackle it. Therapy can also help you to recognise what you are already doing that is helpful - there is always more than you think!
If anxiety is getting in the way of you living your life the way you want to, we can work together to change that. Anxiety can creep up on us and there doesn't need to have been a big trigger for it to have a real impact on our lives. I work with people to overcome a range of anxiety based difficulties and have a particular interest in supporting people with OCD, phobias and panic attacks. Cognitive behavioural therapy can help you understand your anxiety, become less fearful of it and find ways to tackle it. Therapy can also help you to recognise what you are already doing that is helpful - there is always more than you think!
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Sophie Rose
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
10 Endorsed
Birmingham B28
Life brings all sorts of challenges and some can be much harder to overcome than others. Most adults can remember a time when they were dealing with a situation so tough that everyday living became more challenging than usual. For children and young people, who have not had time to develop their own coping strategies, such situations are even more difficult to cope with. Many children who are having a difficult time do not know what it is that they are feeling and cannot put it into words. Counselling for children and young people might be slightly different to the traditional idea of therapy you may have in mind.
Life brings all sorts of challenges and some can be much harder to overcome than others. Most adults can remember a time when they were dealing with a situation so tough that everyday living became more challenging than usual. For children and young people, who have not had time to develop their own coping strategies, such situations are even more difficult to cope with. Many children who are having a difficult time do not know what it is that they are feeling and cannot put it into words. Counselling for children and young people might be slightly different to the traditional idea of therapy you may have in mind.
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Trusted Therapy LTD
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Solihull B90
Hi there, I'm Leanne,  as a qualified person-centred counsellor, you will be greeted with a warm empathetic and non-judgemental environment at all times where you lead the therapy. Your reason for looking for me to stand with you? is for me to walk alongside you to help you to achieve a more peaceful mindset to help in your everyday life by working through your worries, trauma, anxiety, depression or personal growth. I know this is not an easy thing for you to do. Life throws curve balls at us at times and these changes can leave us feeling overwhelmed, uncertain of what's to come, which then leaves us feeling unsettled.
Hi there, I'm Leanne,  as a qualified person-centred counsellor, you will be greeted with a warm empathetic and non-judgemental environment at all times where you lead the therapy. Your reason for looking for me to stand with you? is for me to walk alongside you to help you to achieve a more peaceful mindset to help in your everyday life by working through your worries, trauma, anxiety, depression or personal growth. I know this is not an easy thing for you to do. Life throws curve balls at us at times and these changes can leave us feeling overwhelmed, uncertain of what's to come, which then leaves us feeling unsettled.
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Michael Swift
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Solihull B90
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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Dr Soraya Michelle De Boni
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Birmingham B14
Do you feel stuck, lost and alone in life? Do you feel overwhelmed by your problems and struggle to understand why you feel so unhappy and unfulfilled? Do you worry about letting people get emotionally close to you and so tend to distance yourself from others? Yet then feel isolated and deeply unhappy? Have you always felt different or as though there was something wrong with you? Do you have a longing to understand yourself and feel an emotional connection with people in your life? I have worked with many people with these kinds of problems. It is likely that you experienced emotional neglect or trauma as a child.
Do you feel stuck, lost and alone in life? Do you feel overwhelmed by your problems and struggle to understand why you feel so unhappy and unfulfilled? Do you worry about letting people get emotionally close to you and so tend to distance yourself from others? Yet then feel isolated and deeply unhappy? Have you always felt different or as though there was something wrong with you? Do you have a longing to understand yourself and feel an emotional connection with people in your life? I have worked with many people with these kinds of problems. It is likely that you experienced emotional neglect or trauma as a child.
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Kharis Miller
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Solihull B90  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Kharis Miller. Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile today. I am a Registered BACP Integrative Counsellor and Educational Trainer. When it comes to navigating our internal world it can be difficult therefore, I endeavour to assist you on this journey in a judgement free space. I seek to invite you into a space where your voice is amplified over the factors that contend with your peace of mind. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, socioeconomic stress,depression or any other issues to your mental health, I can offer you tailored support.
Hello, my name is Kharis Miller. Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile today. I am a Registered BACP Integrative Counsellor and Educational Trainer. When it comes to navigating our internal world it can be difficult therefore, I endeavour to assist you on this journey in a judgement free space. I seek to invite you into a space where your voice is amplified over the factors that contend with your peace of mind. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, socioeconomic stress,depression or any other issues to your mental health, I can offer you tailored support.
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Louise Donald
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Solihull B91
Welcome to Your Path Counselling. Here is where you start your therapeutic path to a happier life. You don’t have to feel alone on this journey as I am here to support you. I know how difficult it can be to express your genuine feelings with friends and family. I am here to offer you a confidential relationship, and a safe space where you won’t feel judged. Visit www.yourpathcounselling.co.uk for more information
Welcome to Your Path Counselling. Here is where you start your therapeutic path to a happier life. You don’t have to feel alone on this journey as I am here to support you. I know how difficult it can be to express your genuine feelings with friends and family. I am here to offer you a confidential relationship, and a safe space where you won’t feel judged. Visit www.yourpathcounselling.co.uk for more information
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Photo of Helen Gaynor - Sheemore Counselling, Counsellor in Shirley, England
Helen Gaynor - Sheemore Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Birmingham B13
Has life thrown something in your path that you are struggling to make sense of? Are you aware that your stress or anxiety levels are heightened and you are confused by these feelings? Then perhaps you need someone to talk to, to help you make sense of the confusion you are feeling and the unexplained emotions that can feel overwhelming and leave you feeling alone. As a qualified person-centred counsellor I can offer an empathic, open, safe environment, enabling you to explore those feelings, allowing you to better understand them and helping you to reconnect with you inner values and sense of self-worth.
Has life thrown something in your path that you are struggling to make sense of? Are you aware that your stress or anxiety levels are heightened and you are confused by these feelings? Then perhaps you need someone to talk to, to help you make sense of the confusion you are feeling and the unexplained emotions that can feel overwhelming and leave you feeling alone. As a qualified person-centred counsellor I can offer an empathic, open, safe environment, enabling you to explore those feelings, allowing you to better understand them and helping you to reconnect with you inner values and sense of self-worth.
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Margaret Harper
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Solihull B90
Waitlist for new clients
Heard bad things about CBT? It's mechanistic? It's 'one-size fits all'? Not necessarily! My goal, in using CBT, is firstly to listen and then to use CBT, underpinned by my belief in person-centred therapy. I will aim to make practical suggestions to change and these will often include experiments to try between sessions. These may well be informed by other approaches to counselling. My strapline is 'If change is going to happen, something has to change!' I will work hard to help you on your transformational journey. I work with individual adults, teenagers and couples.
Heard bad things about CBT? It's mechanistic? It's 'one-size fits all'? Not necessarily! My goal, in using CBT, is firstly to listen and then to use CBT, underpinned by my belief in person-centred therapy. I will aim to make practical suggestions to change and these will often include experiments to try between sessions. These may well be informed by other approaches to counselling. My strapline is 'If change is going to happen, something has to change!' I will work hard to help you on your transformational journey. I work with individual adults, teenagers and couples.
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Photo of Louisa Harvey, Counsellor in Shirley, England
Louisa Harvey
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B13
My approach is attentive, warm, patient, and also gently challenging where appropriate, seeking to work together with you to understand the depth of your internal world and things that you have been through. Maybe you feel hopeless, without options, stuck in ways of being that you wish you could break out of, despairing. You might think that you can push through but maybe you can seize this moment to not go it alone anymore? I'd be happy to hear from you.
My approach is attentive, warm, patient, and also gently challenging where appropriate, seeking to work together with you to understand the depth of your internal world and things that you have been through. Maybe you feel hopeless, without options, stuck in ways of being that you wish you could break out of, despairing. You might think that you can push through but maybe you can seize this moment to not go it alone anymore? I'd be happy to hear from you.
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ZLG Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Solihull B90
Waitlist for new clients
Your voice, your experiences, your thoughts, your feelings matter. Most importantly YOU matter. As your therapist, I understand that there is not a one size fits all approach to counselling. Your experiences are unique to you and together we can work with an approach and pace that works for you so you can get the very best out of therapy. I am here to listen and support you though whatever it is that you are finding difficult without judgement. No matter what anyone else has told you, if it is important to you, it is important to me too. Your Story Matters.
Your voice, your experiences, your thoughts, your feelings matter. Most importantly YOU matter. As your therapist, I understand that there is not a one size fits all approach to counselling. Your experiences are unique to you and together we can work with an approach and pace that works for you so you can get the very best out of therapy. I am here to listen and support you though whatever it is that you are finding difficult without judgement. No matter what anyone else has told you, if it is important to you, it is important to me too. Your Story Matters.
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How can I find a therapist in Shirley?

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Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online or over the phone 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.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counsellors are all licensed mental health professionals. In many countries, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counsellor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counsellors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

What type of therapist is right for me?

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counsellor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors. Many have been licensed by the country where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counselling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

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.

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.