Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy in South Birmingham and close to the areas of Bromsgrove and Redditch
Lynne Dale MBACP Accred MA,BSc.,CQSW
Registered Independent Counsellor and Psychotherapist
If you have been looking on the internet for help with a particular emotional difficulty or relationship issue then that is possibly how you have found me. You may also have searched for a counsellor or therapist in a particular area perhaps close to where you live or work or you may just want to know more about what counselling or therapy can offer you.
As the title of the website tells you, my name is Lynne Dale so, what is it I do? I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Barnt Green, South Birmingham and I work with individuals and couples. I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I have been working with individuals and couples experiencing a variety of issues for over 25 years and now work entirely in private practice.
I am experienced in working with a range of issues; difficult feelings or beliefs, changes in relationships or transitions as well as other life events. Sometimes people seek help because there is a difficulty in really defining what the problems are but there is a sense of feeling unsettled or they are beginning to see difficult patterns in relationships. The usual ways of managing difficulties and feelings may feel less useful or may even be creating more of a problem. This can be a real opportunity for change.
Taking the step to see a counsellor or psychotherapist provides an opportunity to talk in depth in a way that may not be possible in other relationships and through the process of exploring experience it becomes possible to achieve a fresh understanding of thoughts and feelings and to work out the strategies you need to move forward. That means working to improve how you feel, finding some solutions and developing the skills that will assist you in the future.
Some of the areas I have particular experience in are :
- low self esteem or lack of confidence
- Difficulties in maintaining relationships or feeling close to others
- Loss and bereavement
- Separation or divorce
- Depression or deep feelings of sadness
- Loss of meaning or purpose
- terminal illness
- Adoption issues
- Work related issues
If you would like more information about how I work then please have a look through the other pages on this website. If, after reading through the information, you would like the opportunity to ask more questions about counselling or to make an appointment please contact me.
My practice is based close to the centre of Barnt Green and within walking distance of the local railway station and bus routes. Car parking is also available. I see clients from all parts of Birmingham and the West Midlands, and more typically South Birmingham, Barnt Green, Alvechurch, Blackwell, Rednal, Longbridge, Solihull, Hagley, Droitwich, Bromsgrove, Redditch and surrounding areas within Worcestershire.
I work with individuals and couples for an agreed number of counselling or therapy sessions or on a more open ended basis with regular reviews of the work, and usually see people on a weekly basis.