For many people making the decision to take up Counselling or Psychotherapy is difficult. They often feel that their issues and concerns are not important enough to warrant attention for fear of beingseen as weak. Others feel that their issues and concerns are so insurmountable and overwhelming that they are impossible to resolve. And if they expressed how they feel; that they would lose themselves or never stop crying; or that a Therapist would not be able to 'cope' or be unwilling to help.
I am an experienced counsellor working in private practice since 2008. Recently I have been developing further work in family and systemic practice. In 2012 I co-founded a therapy centre inStourbridge, which offers a wide range of therapies for emotional, mental and physical support. The practice rooms are comfortable, warm and peaceful and are designed to give a sense of wellbeing. I have an up to date certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and am fully insured.
We have an experienced & friendly team of Counsellors and Psychotherapists who will be happy to help you. We are based on the borders of Bearwood and Oldbury, a few miles outside Birmingham CityCentre, in a quiet residential area, with good public transport links and plenty of free parking.
I am an experienced UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor. I have training in Gestalt psychotherapy and PersonCentred counselling. Gestalt is an integrative therapy and provides an opportunity to increase awareness of yourself and your relationships.
Ancora Counselling deliver counselling services across the West Midlands and Worcestershire. Centrally located in Stourbridge and Worcester within easy reach of public transport and with plentiful carparking, their services could not be easier to access. Sam Lawson is the owner and senior therapist at Ancora and is accredited by the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy). Sam has been providing therapeutic support to people from diverse backgrounds for over 15 years.
Ed Conduit is a Clinical Psychologist with 37 years experience of therapy for anxiety, sadness, pain, relationship problems, assessment of PTSD and other effects of road traffic accidents.Cognitive-Behavioural therapy is the preferred treatment if the problem is anxiety or sadness.
We are a committed team who share common guiding principles and our therapeutic approach has been researched and developed over many years. We are inspired by the anthroposophic therapeutic model.This approach was developed by Park Attwood Clinic (1979 - 2009), this form of medicine and therapy developed from the collaboration between Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) and Dr. Ita Wegman. Our approach explores how physical and emotional health relates to a spiritual nature.
Additional services are available including: CBT consultant, CBT education and training, Mental Health consultancy and training to the NHS, corporate companies and HR professionals. Stuart Toolespecialises in common mental illness clinical pathways, the incorporation of CCBT into practice, clinical outcomes and anxiety management.
I want to aid that by creating a service that is open, seamlessly integrates both these areas of medicine without forgetting that psychiatry is unique, in that we look at the person as a whole ratherthan just a diagnosis. I passionately support the campaign against stigma of mental illness.' Dr. Alfred White undertook his senior training in Birmingham and obtained his MD in 1981. He was appointed an NHS Consultant in 1978 and started the Liaison psychiatry unit at University Hospital, Birmingham.
Whatever difficulties you are experiencing in your life and however you are feeling, RedSwan have an understanding and experienced team of professional therapists who can help you. Here at RedSwan weknow that life can be challenging both personally, or at work and your mental health may be affected for any number of reasons. Our expertise in a wide range of psychological and holistic therapies will help support children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.