Career Guidance Counselling in Sutton Coldfield

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Michael Swift
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sutton Coldfield B74
Throughout my career, I have received ongoing and advanced training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Health Psychology which allows me to provide an individual and effective treatment.
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.
Throughout my career, I have received ongoing and advanced training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Health Psychology which allows me to provide an individual and effective treatment.
Hi, I'm Mike! I value authenticity and transparency in the therapy room. I became a therapist to empower you to make positive and lasting change. I'll be honest, I won't have all the answers, but I'm never afraid to accompany you on the journey to find them. In my practice, I am a compassionate and knowledgeable integrative psychotherapist who has worked in health care organizations for over 10 years. I mainly specialize in the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and third wave therapy approaches for a range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, specific phobias, OCD and health anxiety.
01564 335986 View 01564 335986
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Theresa Dubicka-Keen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sutton Coldfield B75
Providing psychotherapy is my passion and I cover a wide range of issues namely- All Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues.
Providing psychotherapy is my passion and I cover a wide range of issues namely- All Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues.
01827 214705 View 01827 214705
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Dr David King
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Sutton Coldfield B72
Are you tired of being held back by the weight of your past? It's time to take control and rewrite your story. You are reading this as you know there is more potential inside of you. As a seasoned psychologist with over a decade of experience, specialising in anxiety and trauma, I am here to provide the tools and support you need to overcome obstacles.
Are you tired of being held back by the weight of your past? It's time to take control and rewrite your story. You are reading this as you know there is more potential inside of you. As a seasoned psychologist with over a decade of experience, specialising in anxiety and trauma, I am here to provide the tools and support you need to overcome obstacles.
0121 752 2895 View 0121 752 2895
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Donna Clipstone
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Sutton Coldfield B72
I believe that everybody has the desire and the ability to live a fulfilled life. I provide a non-judgemental space in which you can share any problems, either past or present, that you wish to explore. Together we will work towards making positive changes, whether they be to your current circumstances or in your approach to life.
I believe that everybody has the desire and the ability to live a fulfilled life. I provide a non-judgemental space in which you can share any problems, either past or present, that you wish to explore. Together we will work towards making positive changes, whether they be to your current circumstances or in your approach to life.
0121 661 2850 View 0121 661 2850
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One 2 One You matter
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Sutton Coldfield B76
I am a registered Paediatric Nurse (RSCN / NMC) and Registered school nurse (SCPHN/ NMC) and registered CBT Therapist (BABCP) as well as additional skills in coaching. I have worked for over 20 years with young people and adults in Health, Social Care and Education. I have worked across urban and rural areas in culturally diverse communities. I have worked with young people and adults who have experienced adverse environments affecting child development and functioning as an adult. I am supportive, compassionate and empathetic, for the times in your live that you need guidance, as "YOU MATTER". Listening to your holistic needs.
I am a registered Paediatric Nurse (RSCN / NMC) and Registered school nurse (SCPHN/ NMC) and registered CBT Therapist (BABCP) as well as additional skills in coaching. I have worked for over 20 years with young people and adults in Health, Social Care and Education. I have worked across urban and rural areas in culturally diverse communities. I have worked with young people and adults who have experienced adverse environments affecting child development and functioning as an adult. I am supportive, compassionate and empathetic, for the times in your live that you need guidance, as "YOU MATTER". Listening to your holistic needs.
0121 312 1586 View 0121 312 1586
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Olivia Carr
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sutton Coldfield B73
I am a person-centred psychotherapist with over a decade of dedicated work in therapeutic services in the UK and abroad. I offer 50-minute in person, online or telephone appointments. My Therapeutic approach blends person-centred therapy with mindfulness, offering a nurturing space to explore your inner world safely with compassion and authenticity. Whether you're facing anxiety, depression, trauma, or seeking deeper fulfilment, I am here to support you with warmth and empathy.
I am a person-centred psychotherapist with over a decade of dedicated work in therapeutic services in the UK and abroad. I offer 50-minute in person, online or telephone appointments. My Therapeutic approach blends person-centred therapy with mindfulness, offering a nurturing space to explore your inner world safely with compassion and authenticity. Whether you're facing anxiety, depression, trauma, or seeking deeper fulfilment, I am here to support you with warmth and empathy.
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Kay Dyer
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sutton Coldfield B72
If your feeling distressed, anxious, low, upset, confused, bereaved, and/or in pain then I would like to help you feel better, because feeling that way is just awful. Often talking things through with someone who has a good listening ear and other skills can help you figure things out more thoroughly and that can help YOU feel better about yourself. We are all complex individuals and at times in our lives, talking to someone can really help. Always know that your thoughts and feelings are just as important as anyone else's. Its about how you really ' feel on the inside'. Feel free to contact me to see if talking to me can help you.
If your feeling distressed, anxious, low, upset, confused, bereaved, and/or in pain then I would like to help you feel better, because feeling that way is just awful. Often talking things through with someone who has a good listening ear and other skills can help you figure things out more thoroughly and that can help YOU feel better about yourself. We are all complex individuals and at times in our lives, talking to someone can really help. Always know that your thoughts and feelings are just as important as anyone else's. Its about how you really ' feel on the inside'. Feel free to contact me to see if talking to me can help you.
0121 661 3975 View 0121 661 3975
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Daniel Bains
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sutton Coldfield B74
Feeling overwhelmed, unsure where to begin and how to move forward are entirely normal at this stage. You may just wish these feelings would go away and not have such a tight hold of your life. Or you may wish to be able to make changes in your life, to let go of challenging thoughts, feelings and behaviours that are holding you back. That’s where counselling comes in. In a safe, non-judgemental, and confidential space we can begin to discover what's holding you back. We can work to reduce your experience of anxiety and lessen the feelings of depression.
Feeling overwhelmed, unsure where to begin and how to move forward are entirely normal at this stage. You may just wish these feelings would go away and not have such a tight hold of your life. Or you may wish to be able to make changes in your life, to let go of challenging thoughts, feelings and behaviours that are holding you back. That’s where counselling comes in. In a safe, non-judgemental, and confidential space we can begin to discover what's holding you back. We can work to reduce your experience of anxiety and lessen the feelings of depression.
0121 285 4116 View 0121 285 4116
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Evolving Journeys
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sutton Coldfield B72  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life can be overwhelming at times, and we may feel that we don't have control of what is happening in our relationships, family, friends and work. We can be presented with many issues and not know how to process them. You want to speak to someone who will not judge. You want a safe space to talk through what is in your head and know you are free to be heard. Over time we can tend to bury what may have happened to us in our past and our present. These feelings and thoughts can be processed in a way that helps you grow into your awareness and healing.
Life can be overwhelming at times, and we may feel that we don't have control of what is happening in our relationships, family, friends and work. We can be presented with many issues and not know how to process them. You want to speak to someone who will not judge. You want a safe space to talk through what is in your head and know you are free to be heard. Over time we can tend to bury what may have happened to us in our past and our present. These feelings and thoughts can be processed in a way that helps you grow into your awareness and healing.
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psychlarity Consultancy
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Sutton Coldfield B74
Welcome to my profile. I am fortunate to have worked across a range of contexts as well as extensive experience with a numerous clients. As a consultant family and systemic psychotherapist with 25 years experience I specialise in parental alienation, reunification, complex trauma and ptsd, couple therapy, family therapy, eating disorders, child and adult mental health, relationship difficulties, addiction including porn, sex and betrayal. I provide therapy for child to parental violence and repair family systems. Alongside working with courts, solicitors, social care, individual clients I also provide coaching and supervision.
Welcome to my profile. I am fortunate to have worked across a range of contexts as well as extensive experience with a numerous clients. As a consultant family and systemic psychotherapist with 25 years experience I specialise in parental alienation, reunification, complex trauma and ptsd, couple therapy, family therapy, eating disorders, child and adult mental health, relationship difficulties, addiction including porn, sex and betrayal. I provide therapy for child to parental violence and repair family systems. Alongside working with courts, solicitors, social care, individual clients I also provide coaching and supervision.
01902 973074 View 01902 973074
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Louise Lalley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sutton Coldfield B72
Taking the first step towards counselling can be daunting, but my approach will be compassionate, friendly and supportive. We will work together to identify and resolve your issues in a safe and confidential environment, at a pace that is right for you. Through therapy I can help with a range of issues from anxiety to panic disorder, depression to anger management. As a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), I will always work with you ethically and confidentially. So, if you are looking for a therapist in the Walsall or Wolverhampton (Willenhall) areas in the West Midlands, please get in touch.
Taking the first step towards counselling can be daunting, but my approach will be compassionate, friendly and supportive. We will work together to identify and resolve your issues in a safe and confidential environment, at a pace that is right for you. Through therapy I can help with a range of issues from anxiety to panic disorder, depression to anger management. As a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), I will always work with you ethically and confidentially. So, if you are looking for a therapist in the Walsall or Wolverhampton (Willenhall) areas in the West Midlands, please get in touch.
07403 926054 View 07403 926054
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Hilary Dixon of Positive New You Limited
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Sutton Coldfield B72
I’m an accredited psychotherapist (BACP) with 17 years of experience & a clinical supervisor. I am passionate about supporting others with their mental health as well as assisting other therapists with their growth. It’s important to know you are in safe hands and your therapist is competent, capable, trustworthy and able to support you for the short/long term.
I’m an accredited psychotherapist (BACP) with 17 years of experience & a clinical supervisor. I am passionate about supporting others with their mental health as well as assisting other therapists with their growth. It’s important to know you are in safe hands and your therapist is competent, capable, trustworthy and able to support you for the short/long term.
01564 336718 View 01564 336718
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CBT for Healthy Minds ( Caroline Bottrill )
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Sutton Coldfield B74
I'm a professional and caring Psychotherapist with 15 years experience of helping my clients overcome depression, anxiety and trauma. If you are feeling anxious, fearful, low or alone, please do not suffer in silence, as my services can provide you with a helping hand. I treat all mental health problems. I have spent 15 years working with GP practices offering private therapy services to their patients . I provide alcohol and drug addiction rehabilitation programmes. I provide programmes for eating disorder recovery . I specialise in binge eating disorder and provide recovery programmes . I offer weight management programmes .
I'm a professional and caring Psychotherapist with 15 years experience of helping my clients overcome depression, anxiety and trauma. If you are feeling anxious, fearful, low or alone, please do not suffer in silence, as my services can provide you with a helping hand. I treat all mental health problems. I have spent 15 years working with GP practices offering private therapy services to their patients . I provide alcohol and drug addiction rehabilitation programmes. I provide programmes for eating disorder recovery . I specialise in binge eating disorder and provide recovery programmes . I offer weight management programmes .
0121 817 3868 View 0121 817 3868

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Jo Bealey
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
My therapy is non-directive, it's my job to be by your side and enable you to explore what is on your mind.
Are you having more bad days than good? Feeling fed-up, depressed, anxious or grieving and having trouble ‘to shake’ those difficult feelings? Perhaps you are feeling stuck or having trouble with your relationships? We can feel we ‘should’ be able to cope which can be make our differcult feelings more tough and feel very isolating for you too. I know how daunting it can be to share your thoughts and feelings with someone. Before becoming a therapist, I felt the same. Together can create a create a sanctuary, a place where you can ‘come as you are’ and share what is you are experiencing. A time and space, just for you
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Dan Entwisle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
I bring more than just academic qualifications to counselling. I also bring my experience from my previous career as a broadcaster to create a unique therapeutic offer. As an integrative therapist I am ready to guide you on your personal path to wellbeing. My style is informal and welcoming. I don't just hear what you have to tell me, I listen and help you find your path by fostering a creative and positve theraputic alliance.
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Hajran Khan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Walsall WS8  (Online Only)
I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, confidence, & career difficulties. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you.
I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, confidence, & career difficulties. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you.
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Jack Kirton
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Birmingham B7  (Online Only)
Every day men fall foul to stress, burnout, and self-sabotage. Just one bad day or one poor decision can imperil your business and career, reputation, relationships, or sanity. To outclass your competition, restrain your own ego, and best develop and safeguard sound mental health and your long-term performance, future, and legacy, facing the man in the mirror is no longer optional. My mission is to help make this as easy as possible. I specialise in male psychology, men's issues, and intersexual dynamics and have worked with a broad range of challenges, offering an approach that will secure results in most cases.
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Paula Marie Reid
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
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Birmingham B1
I am passionate about the work that I do and I can say with absolute conviction that I love my job.
Do your suffer with anxiety and do you want help, then I am able to help with this. Anxiety can plague you throughout your life. If this describes you then I can help you understand the reasons why. Have you engaged in therapy before and nothing seems to work, then I can help you understand why. Do you struggle to regulate your emotions and you do not understand why, then therapy can help you explore why you have unhelpful patterns of behaviour. This may relate to early life experiences.
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Ajay Lamba
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
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Peace of Mind Wellbeing
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B12
Peace of Mind Wellbeing offers therapeutic support and mental health intervention to Children, Young People and Adults, presenting with psychological difficulties such as Depression, Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Social Anxiety, Specific Phobias, Childhood Trauma, Relationship difficulties and Low Self Esteem. Peace of Mind Wellbeing also offers couples therapy and family therapy, alongside training packages to other professionals, family and friends, to support their understanding of different psychological difficulties, how they present and how they can appropriately offer their support.
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Career Guidance Counsellors

How do I know if I need career counselling?

Determining whether a career counsellor is needed involves assessing one's current career and identifying what changes can be made to improve one's overall quality of life. In particular, feelings of loss of motivation, fatigue, anxiety, depression, procrastination, or ongoing levels of high stress can all be indicative of a need for career-related counselling. In addition, individuals changing jobs may want the decision-making support or self-reflection opportunities provided by a career counsellor.

Who can benefit from career counselling?

Anyone can benefit from the self-reflection, skill development, and stress management techniques that career counselling can provide. However, individuals who are feeling overwhelmed or burnt out with their current job and individuals considering a major career change may particularly benefit from career counselling to improve their wellbeing. Additionally, individuals who are facing issues in their current job, such as coworker relationship challenges or not meeting performance goals, may benefit from the perspective that a career counsellor can provide. College-age or young professionals may also uniquely benefit from career counselling as they make key decisions surrounding education and job training that will impact their career trajectory.

How long does career counselling typically last?

The length of career counselling can vary greatly depending on the needs of the individual and what type of support they are seeking Career coaching or advising services—which serve clients in a specific, goal-oriented capacity—often last for a shorter duration and are sometimes only a single session or a few sessions in length. In contrast, career counselling as part of a more integrative therapeutic relationship with a counsellor may last longer, particularly if the issues faced by the client are longstanding and/or more complex in nature; in such cases, individuals may expect therapy to last multiple months or longer.

How to prepare for career counselling?

Clients can prepare for career counselling sessions by outlining the specific topics they would like to address with the counsellor, such as current job challenges or hopes for the future of their career. Compiling one's thoughts on such topics often requires reflection on one's career and future goals, which in itself can be beneficial for session preparation. Clients may also want to put together a list of questions they would like to ask the counsellor, particularly if the career counsellor they are seeing has particular expertise in a given career area. Conducting research into potential future jobs, training opportunities, or support resources in one's area may also help clients prepare for career counselling by providing them with a background of what resources are available in their area.