Counselling in Smethwick

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Jay Rai
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Smethwick B66
We all need someone to talk to, and to be heard. I provide counselling to individuals in a safe, relaxed environment where we explore any issues you bring to the session together. My counselling experience is very diverse and I have supported a range of clients in various settings. I follow a person centred approach being very client focused, with the ability to adapt to other counselling models, which will be unique to each person.
We all need someone to talk to, and to be heard. I provide counselling to individuals in a safe, relaxed environment where we explore any issues you bring to the session together. My counselling experience is very diverse and I have supported a range of clients in various settings. I follow a person centred approach being very client focused, with the ability to adapt to other counselling models, which will be unique to each person.
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Tracy Purvis
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Smethwick B67
Hi and welcome to my profile. I know it can be daunting reaching out for support and you might be wondering whether you will be judged, worried about opening up to a stranger, scared that you might get too overwhelmed with emotions and embarrass yourself and even worried your information will get out once you start talking to me. I want you to know that from personal experience I know taking the first step can be difficult and I understand why you might be scared to do so. You are not alone in how you are feeling and most people who are thinking about counselling can feel this way at the beginning.
Hi and welcome to my profile. I know it can be daunting reaching out for support and you might be wondering whether you will be judged, worried about opening up to a stranger, scared that you might get too overwhelmed with emotions and embarrass yourself and even worried your information will get out once you start talking to me. I want you to know that from personal experience I know taking the first step can be difficult and I understand why you might be scared to do so. You are not alone in how you are feeling and most people who are thinking about counselling can feel this way at the beginning.
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Anita Dosanjh
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Smethwick B67
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist who offers face to face, telephone and video-based therapy. I have a PG Diploma in CBT and have trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy which allows me to utilise a combination of techniques most suited to individual needs. I work with both adults and young people aged 16 upwards. I am experienced at working with individuals who are struggling with low mood, depression and anxiety.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist who offers face to face, telephone and video-based therapy. I have a PG Diploma in CBT and have trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy which allows me to utilise a combination of techniques most suited to individual needs. I work with both adults and young people aged 16 upwards. I am experienced at working with individuals who are struggling with low mood, depression and anxiety.
0121 661 2686 View 0121 661 2686
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Lydia Ewins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Smethwick B67
From time to time we can experience personal difficulties, crises, relationship and work-related problems that leave us finding it hard to cope, understand things and make decisions. I aim to help you to gain perspective about the issues troubling you; explore the causes of your problems and consider what might be stopping you from reaching your potential.
From time to time we can experience personal difficulties, crises, relationship and work-related problems that leave us finding it hard to cope, understand things and make decisions. I aim to help you to gain perspective about the issues troubling you; explore the causes of your problems and consider what might be stopping you from reaching your potential.
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Elizabeth Doggart Associates Ltd
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Smethwick B66
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.
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Julie Cooke
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Smethwick B66
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). Since qualifying, I have specialised in providing psychological therapy to adults with a range of emotional, behavioural or relational difficulties. I have recently completed extensive training in Experiential Dynamic Therapy. Through developing a safe place to explore and play within therapy, I have seen how making space for feelings can help people to lead enriching, fulfilled lives in which they can fully seek and follow their needs, desires and motivations.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). Since qualifying, I have specialised in providing psychological therapy to adults with a range of emotional, behavioural or relational difficulties. I have recently completed extensive training in Experiential Dynamic Therapy. Through developing a safe place to explore and play within therapy, I have seen how making space for feelings can help people to lead enriching, fulfilled lives in which they can fully seek and follow their needs, desires and motivations.
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MindCalm Ltd
Psychotherapist, MRes, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Smethwick B66
I commonly work with clients with symptoms of PTSD and/or Eating Disorders. I also work with people with other anxiety disorders and depression. People accessing my support are often looking to come to terms with traumatic events, or may be looking to overcome issues they face with eating such as restricted eating, fear of weight gain or over eating. It may also be that clients are looking for more general stress management, worry management or to address a specific phobia. Overall, however, people are often accessing therapy to achieve a particular set of goals so that they can function better and be happier in themselves.
I commonly work with clients with symptoms of PTSD and/or Eating Disorders. I also work with people with other anxiety disorders and depression. People accessing my support are often looking to come to terms with traumatic events, or may be looking to overcome issues they face with eating such as restricted eating, fear of weight gain or over eating. It may also be that clients are looking for more general stress management, worry management or to address a specific phobia. Overall, however, people are often accessing therapy to achieve a particular set of goals so that they can function better and be happier in themselves.
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Rosa Chillari
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Smethwick B66
Dr Rosa Chillari offers you the most appropriate approach to match your needs. These approaches range from the current science of psychology and psychotherapy to a variety of time tested ancient healing wisdoms.
Dr Rosa Chillari offers you the most appropriate approach to match your needs. These approaches range from the current science of psychology and psychotherapy to a variety of time tested ancient healing wisdoms.
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Eloise Jenkins
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Smethwick B66  (Online Only)
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist who has completed 4 years of intensive training. I believe that increasing awareness of ourselves, our environment and how we interact with others can improve how we feel and can lead to change. My approach aims to get to the heart of the problem through exploration - whatever the problem may be. By building a trusting relationship and working together I can help you to feel more safe, access your resources and bring possibilities into your awareness. I have considerable experience working with anxiety, stress, shame, bereavement, depression, trauma and relationship issues.
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist who has completed 4 years of intensive training. I believe that increasing awareness of ourselves, our environment and how we interact with others can improve how we feel and can lead to change. My approach aims to get to the heart of the problem through exploration - whatever the problem may be. By building a trusting relationship and working together I can help you to feel more safe, access your resources and bring possibilities into your awareness. I have considerable experience working with anxiety, stress, shame, bereavement, depression, trauma and relationship issues.
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Suz West
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Smethwick B66
Hello I am Suz welcome to my profile. I am an experienced counsellor , psychotherapist and supervisor. I work from Rubery B45. I offer individual in person or online via zoom counselling on a long or short term basis. I work in a person centred way working along side my clients. I offer a warm , safe , non judgmental therapeutic relationship and environment. Counselling offers a space to reflect on you and make some sense of your emotions. It will help you to discover your own resources and become more self aware. I work at my clients pace and offer support throughout the counselling process.
Hello I am Suz welcome to my profile. I am an experienced counsellor , psychotherapist and supervisor. I work from Rubery B45. I offer individual in person or online via zoom counselling on a long or short term basis. I work in a person centred way working along side my clients. I offer a warm , safe , non judgmental therapeutic relationship and environment. Counselling offers a space to reflect on you and make some sense of your emotions. It will help you to discover your own resources and become more self aware. I work at my clients pace and offer support throughout the counselling process.
0121 728 2353 View 0121 728 2353
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Terina Talbot Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Smethwick B66
Welcome. My name is Terina. Therapy is a bit like a walk through a forest that we agree to go on together. We don't yet know what the experience will be like, where it will take us or what might come up and we can't determine the outcome - it is new and unknown for both of us. The difference between us (therapist and client) is that I have walked similar paths before so I am able to recognise the challenge and your courage in taking the first step. The important thing is, we do this walk together. I can offer you my support, empathy and honesty and the space to explore anything that matters to you, without judgement.
Welcome. My name is Terina. Therapy is a bit like a walk through a forest that we agree to go on together. We don't yet know what the experience will be like, where it will take us or what might come up and we can't determine the outcome - it is new and unknown for both of us. The difference between us (therapist and client) is that I have walked similar paths before so I am able to recognise the challenge and your courage in taking the first step. The important thing is, we do this walk together. I can offer you my support, empathy and honesty and the space to explore anything that matters to you, without judgement.
0121 817 3915 View 0121 817 3915
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Sharon Hinsull
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Smethwick B67
Not accepting new clients
Seeking out the services of a suitable therapist can be a daunting prospect at the best of times. Perhaps you're currently undergoing a particularly stressful or distressing period in your life, struggling to cope with mounting pressures at home or work, experiencing feelings of sadness or loss, relationship difficulties, or unforeseen changes in your personal circumstances. Maybe you are seeking help with a mental health issue such as anxiety or depression, aiming to find ways of better managing your condition and its impact on your everyday life. Whatever your reasons for seeking therapy, I'm here to offer you my support.
Seeking out the services of a suitable therapist can be a daunting prospect at the best of times. Perhaps you're currently undergoing a particularly stressful or distressing period in your life, struggling to cope with mounting pressures at home or work, experiencing feelings of sadness or loss, relationship difficulties, or unforeseen changes in your personal circumstances. Maybe you are seeking help with a mental health issue such as anxiety or depression, aiming to find ways of better managing your condition and its impact on your everyday life. Whatever your reasons for seeking therapy, I'm here to offer you my support.
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Cheryl Livesey
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Smethwick B67
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.
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Sobia Siddique
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile. Making sense of yourself as a whole can feel like a daunting process to go through alone. Understanding your sense of identity and how to build your confidence up is something that is possible within the sessions that I offer. I provide an open, empathic and safe space to allow you to truly explore your ideas and emotions in understanding yourself within your world as well as providing an opportunity to have the support to flourish and develop your self esteem.
Welcome to my profile. Making sense of yourself as a whole can feel like a daunting process to go through alone. Understanding your sense of identity and how to build your confidence up is something that is possible within the sessions that I offer. I provide an open, empathic and safe space to allow you to truly explore your ideas and emotions in understanding yourself within your world as well as providing an opportunity to have the support to flourish and develop your self esteem.
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Laura Babb
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Birmingham B1
Thanks for being here. Whether you're starting therapy for the first time, or taking the next step along the path, reaching out takes courage and what ever your reasons for seeking therapy, I’m here to support you in a compassionate, affirming and safe way.
 I'm an integrative therapeutic counsellor and somatic therapist. My practice is driven by values embedded in social justice and equity. I am committed to decolonizing my practice and doing the ongoing work of becoming anti-racist. My practice is also LGBTQ+ affirming and disability affirming.
Thanks for being here. Whether you're starting therapy for the first time, or taking the next step along the path, reaching out takes courage and what ever your reasons for seeking therapy, I’m here to support you in a compassionate, affirming and safe way.
 I'm an integrative therapeutic counsellor and somatic therapist. My practice is driven by values embedded in social justice and equity. I am committed to decolonizing my practice and doing the ongoing work of becoming anti-racist. My practice is also LGBTQ+ affirming and disability affirming.
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Dr Riddhi Prajapati
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist based in the UK, currently offering online sessions both locally and internationally. People seek my support to move forward from difficult experiences and repeating patterns. From feeling stuck or confused, I guide people to reconnect with their inner wisdom and potential. As part of this process, I recognise the importance of listening to mind-body-soul and placing ourselves within the contexts of identity, culture, nature, and community. I would invite you to notice and bring all aspects that are important for you.
I am a clinical psychologist based in the UK, currently offering online sessions both locally and internationally. People seek my support to move forward from difficult experiences and repeating patterns. From feeling stuck or confused, I guide people to reconnect with their inner wisdom and potential. As part of this process, I recognise the importance of listening to mind-body-soul and placing ourselves within the contexts of identity, culture, nature, and community. I would invite you to notice and bring all aspects that are important for you.
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Karlie Lam
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
I completed my first degree in the UK and returned to Hong Kong for further study. I grained my Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling in USA. Moved to the UK three years ago to continue my practice. I believe clients know the best of their own situation, as a therapist, my responsibility is provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment for them to look for the solutions or see things in different prospective, by accompanying and encouraging them when they needed it.
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Katie Woodland
MSc
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1
I help people who have been struggling with moderate/severe levels of stress, depression or anxiety so that you can quickly go from a place of fear, hopelessness and desperation to one of calm, relaxation and inner peace. The only problem is you've been treated poorly by past mental health professionals, tried a million things before which haven't worked and are starting to believe that you cannot be fixed... Unlike most traditional methods, the intensive holistic therapeutic programme (IHTP) targets all aspects of your life; past, present and future so that you can experience life truly free from mental illness - forever.
I help people who have been struggling with moderate/severe levels of stress, depression or anxiety so that you can quickly go from a place of fear, hopelessness and desperation to one of calm, relaxation and inner peace. The only problem is you've been treated poorly by past mental health professionals, tried a million things before which haven't worked and are starting to believe that you cannot be fixed... Unlike most traditional methods, the intensive holistic therapeutic programme (IHTP) targets all aspects of your life; past, present and future so that you can experience life truly free from mental illness - forever.
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Dr Elizabeth Parker
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
I imagine if you have come this far, there is something causing you distress. This may be related to overwhelming emotions, anxiety, relational difficulties or reoccurring and intrusive memories which continue to traumatize you. Perhaps you have experienced a significant loss or bereavement in your life and you seem unable to move on from painful grief and fears of abandonment. Maybe your early life was fraught with absent, inconsistent, frightening or abusive parenting, leading to low self esteem. You may also be aware of how this impacts on your ability to trust and reach out for care, or a constant need to be around others.
I imagine if you have come this far, there is something causing you distress. This may be related to overwhelming emotions, anxiety, relational difficulties or reoccurring and intrusive memories which continue to traumatize you. Perhaps you have experienced a significant loss or bereavement in your life and you seem unable to move on from painful grief and fears of abandonment. Maybe your early life was fraught with absent, inconsistent, frightening or abusive parenting, leading to low self esteem. You may also be aware of how this impacts on your ability to trust and reach out for care, or a constant need to be around others.
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Dr Katrina Bayliss Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
You deserve to live a fulfilling and meaningful life.....Do you agree with this statement? Sometimes life feels difficult and losing sight of what is meaningful can cause significant distress. Making time for yourself to understand your thoughts and feelings and establish what you truly value in life is so important.
You deserve to live a fulfilling and meaningful life.....Do you agree with this statement? Sometimes life feels difficult and losing sight of what is meaningful can cause significant distress. Making time for yourself to understand your thoughts and feelings and establish what you truly value in life is so important.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Smethwick

10+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Smethwick who prioritize treating:

100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
92% Relationship Issues
92% Depression
92% Anxiety
85% Bereavement
85% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% AXA PPP
83% Bupa
67% Aviva

How Counsellors in Smethwick see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Smethwick?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

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

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.