Sometimes it helps to talk.
Clent Hills Counselling is a friendly and confidential counselling service. It is now based in Belbroughton, which is in close proximity to Stourbridge, Halesowen and Bromsgrove.
Counselling can offer you a safe space to explore your emotions, experiences, problems or decisions you have to make. You will have the chance to have your story heard, to express your feelings and to consider options. I believe we all have the inner resources to find a way through our difficulties and we can work together, at a pace that suits you, to help you find a way forward to a more satisfying and resourceful life.
My aim is to offer you a warm and non-judgemental atmosphere, however I realise that taking the initial step to access counselling can sometimes be daunting, so please feel free to contact me for more information.
Juliet May (MBACP - Accred)
DETAILS AND COSTS
Each session lasts 50 minutes and is normally once a week. However your life may not suit this so we can discuss what might be better for you.
The rate for each session is £35. I have a concession fee for students.
Please contact me if you would like to make an appointment or to talk about how counselling may help you.
Telephone or Text 07769157041
I am an Accredited and Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work according to their code of ethics and framework for good practice and follow its rules relating to confidentiality.
Accreditation is a quality status for experienced practitioners who can demonstrate high standards of competent and ethical practice. Becoming an accredited member involves a detailed application and assessment process that takes several months to complete.
The BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists is a public record of therapists who meet BACP standards for registration. Through the Register, BACP set and enforce high standards for their members, both for initial registration and for maintaining their registered status.
Counselling is a talking therapy and I am a trained practitioner able to work with people over a short or long term, to help them bring about effective change or enhance their wellbeing.
I have experience of working in different therapeutic settings including; 8 years in private practice, NHS (GP surgery), with young people at a specialist service and with adults referrals from a Children’s Centre. I also have over 25 year’s experience of working with young people and am an experienced and qualified lecturer.
Our counselling room is on the ground floor and there is off road parking.
Please note the toilet is upstairs.
WHY DO PEOPLE CHOOSE TO HAVE COUNSELLING?
Usually people choose to have counselling because they are experiencing difficulties or distress in their lives and they feel it may be easier to talk to a person who is independent of family, friends and colleagues, about how they are feeling. Sometimes a difficult life event, such as bereavement, divorce, redundancy, health or work related issues, prompts a person to seek out counselling. For others there may be underlying feelings of anxiety or dissatisfaction with life in general.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE FIRST SESSION
the first session we will begin to get to know each other and to see if we feel comfortable about working together. I will try to find out what your needs are, make an assessment and explain if, and how I might be able to help. Together we will also make a contract about when and where we will meet and about confidentiality.
THE COUNSELLING PROCESS
We will meet at an agreed time and place. The meeting space will be ‘safe’ and you cannot be overheard.
During your session we will look at the things that have brought you to therapy. You might talk about current or past life events, relationships, emotions and patterns of thinking or behavior. Counselling is not about telling you what to do, rather it is an opportunity to be heard and supported as you consider your options and together we can help you identify a way forward. The aim is to bring about effective change or to enhance your wellbeing.
The therapy process needs commitment and at times it may seem challenging. The approach to the counselling will be tailored in response to your needs and personality. I will be non judgmental and will work in a way and at a pace that suites you. Whilst counseling is most often about speaking and listening it is not the only medium that is used, for example sometimes you may choose to use art, writing, relaxation or breathing exercises.
WHAT KIND OF PROBLEMS CAN COUNSELLING HELP WITH?
What kinds of issues can counseling help with?
Depression and feelings of sadness
Loss and bereavement
Stress in work or home life
Concerns about relationships
Anxiety or panic attacks
Suffering loss or bereavement
Feelings of anger, frustration or aggression
Feeling lonely, unable to connect
Addiction to alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex
Suffering from physical or emotional abuse
Concerns about work relationships
Loss of sense of self-worth
Concerns about your capabilities
Feeling you are not achieving your potential
Anxiety about tasks and responsibilities
Coping with change at work
Exploring career options