Jane Broom Counsellor and Psychotherapist Birmingham and Stourbridge

I decided to retrain as a counsellor having personally experienced how transformative counselling can be.   I have worked previously in corporate, educational and creative settings so I have many different work and life experiences to draw upon.

I am deeply committed to being alongside you as you tell me your story.  Although you can't change the past, I believe that a warm therapeutic relationship can allow you to process your experiences and offer you the possibility of stepping back out into the world with improved self-awareness, confidence and perspectives.

My therapeutic training is in integrative counselling and psychotherapy which means I blend together different theoretical approaches – person-centred, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and attachment theory.  As sessions progress this allows us the flexibility to develop together  a way of working which best suits your needs.  I am also interested in finding more creative ways of working if this is something you might find helpful as therapy progresses, and I have done some additional training to support this work.

I am experienced in working with clients to a limited number of sessions where the focus needs to be very specific, and equally working in a more open-ended, long term way.

I have worked with many different issues such as:  anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, bereavement, abuse, anger, self-harm, panic attacks, self-esteem, family, relationships.

Professional Qualifications

Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Derby 2015

Postgraduate Award in Working Therapeutically with Children and Young People, University of Warwick 2017

BACP Accreditation 2017

Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision, NCS Accredited 2019

Training / Workshops

Revolutionising Trauma Treatment, Babette Rothschild

Personal Aspects of Attachment Theory, Sir Richard Bowlby

Recent Developments in the Psychology of Bereavement, Julian Bond

Stabilising Work in Complex Trauma Counselling, Rixon McShane

Releasing Trauma from the Body: Essential Strategies, Peter Levine

Neuroscience of Addiction, Dr Stella Vlachou

Person-centred and Cognitive Explanations of Addiction, Mark Dempster

Practical Counselling Strategies and Interventions in Addiction Work, Faisal Mahmood

Shame, Christiane Sanderson

Suicide: The Confident Practitioner, Missing Modules

Moving your practice online - a brief course for counsellors, psychotherapists and mental health practitioners, Online Therapy Institute

Addressing Suicidality and Suicide Risk Online, Online Events

Mindfulness, St Richard's Hospice

Humanistic and Jungian Approach to Sand Tray Therapy, The Counselling and Family Centre

Introduction to Creative Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Haywood Counselling Centre

Refresh Your Current Knowledge Around Mental Health Disorders, Online Events

Art Therapy in Practice, St Richard's Hospice

Safeguarding, St Richard's Hospice

CBT for Depression and Suicide, Dr Christine A. Padesky


I have a successful private practice in the centre of Stourbridge, and offer individual counselling to adults and young people, who come to counselling with many different issues.  I also work with organisations such as The Salvation Army, Soma Health, Team Verrico, All About People and Premdor to offer time-limited counselling to employees (EAP referrals).

I was employed as a bereavement counsellor for the NHS-funded Bereavement Support South Worcestershire, based at St Richard's Hospice, having previously been a volunteer counsellor at the Hospice.

My experience with young people was comes from my work as a locum counsellor at Haybridge High School, a volunteer counsellor at King Edward VI College in Stourbridge in the Staff and Student Counselling Service, and on placement at The What? Centre, Stourbridge.