You may be feeling panicked, stuck, sad, confused, questioning what is ‘wrong’ with you and unable to find a way forward.
These feelings may be heightened in the current extraordinary times we find ourselves which means the landscape of our 'normal' has changed overnight.
Whatever you are going through at the moment, you do not have to do it alone. I am here and ready to help.
My name is Reena Kooner. I work with adults on a one to one basis, offering a safe and none-judgemental space where you can access short-term counselling to long-term psychotherapeutic work.
I am able to work with a broad spectrum of issues, commonly working with anxiety, depression, difficulties within relationships, loss, trauma, identity and cultural issues and life transitions.
In the current circumstances, I am offering online and telephone sessions only.
If you do not consider yourself tech 'savvy', be assured that the platform I use to undertake online work is easy to use and I will offer support in navigating it.
Once it is deemed sufficiently safe to resume face to face work i will resume to offering support across two sites in the West Midlands, in Oldbury and Bromsgrove (details below).
All enquiries are welcome. I offer a free initial half hour no obligation assessment over the telephone. This is to enable me to get a summary of your current difficulties and needs, and for you to get a sense of whether I am the sort of person you want to work with.
Thereafter, my fees are £40 for a 1 hour session
(whether via telephone, online or in person) .
Counselling tends to be a shorter-term process, usually between 6-12 sessions that is focused on problem-solving around a specific issue, such as at work or in a relationship.
Psychotherapeutic work is a longer-term process, similar to separating out the ingredients of a soup. This includes the in-depth exploration of childhood experiences and the meaning you made of these.
Both offer a safe place to explore what is troubling you, and require you to be active in your change process. Which type of work you access will depend on your goals, and our mutual agreement of how we will work together. We will regularly review our work, assess your progress and look at how we are relating to each other.
I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor whom has a range of experience, including developed by my several years practising as a social worker with people in difficult situations and from diverse backgrounds. I am currently running my own private counselling practice and have continued some work with a counselling charity based in the West Midlands.
Q: What will be expected of me?
A: Once we have agreed we are comfortable to work with one another, I ask for a minimum commitment of 6 sessions. There is no upper limit of how many sessions you can have; this will depend on what you want to work on and what we agree together. Sessions usually take place on a weekly basis, on the same day and time, particularly during the initial stages of our work.
Q: What will be done with my information?
A: I understand the information you share is personal and sensitive thus I take reasonable steps to ensure adequate levels of safety and security are in place with the storage of all records. Further information about this will be provided during our first session.
Q: Is parking available?
A: If you are seeing me in Bromsgrove, on-street parking is available on the Kidderminster Road and a paid-car park is also available at Waitrose, which is just off the roundabout. If you are seeing me in Oldbury, ample on-street parking is available within a few minutes walk of the centre.
**If you have any other questions, please contact me **
Bromsgrove: Tuesdays and Fridays - AM and PM
Oldbury: Mondays and Wednesdays AM and PM