You may be feeling stuck, sad, confused, questioning what is ‘wrong’ with you and unable to find a way forward.
It is not always possible to turn to family or friends for support, where sometimes our difficulties involve these very people.
These feelings may be heightened with Christmas and the New Year approaching, as these can be a time of stress, loss or loneliness.
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.
I am currently working 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.
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 and accredited 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.
My qualifications include a Psychology Degree; a Post-Graduate Diploma in Social Work; Transactional Analysis Foundation Certificate, a Certificate in Counselling Skills; Process Group Therapy training, Family Constellation training and a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling.
I am a registered member of the British Association for counselling and psychotherapy (BACP) and can be found in their online directory also. I aim to facilitate my therapeutic work ethically and to the highest standards therefore abide to BACP's ethical code. I am also a practitioner member of UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis) and EATA (European Association for Transactional Analysis). I adhere to current data protection legislation including being registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), have a rolling Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS), and hold full indemnity and liability insurance.
I work mainly using the powerful therapeutic approach of Transactional Analysis (TA). TA draws on several traditions of psychology including child development (i.e. the typical stages we go through growing up). I also use elements of the Gestalt approach and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (focused on the impact of our thoughts and feelings on our behaviour), as well as, mindfulness.
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 you do with my information?
A: If you contact me and do not start work with me, I will delete all paper and electronic information I hold about you within a month. If we start working together, I will keep anonymised records related to our work securely for seven years. 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