About Us

Whatever our age,

at some point in our life we all encounter difficult events that can have an impact on our everyday lives and relationships. Although we often feel we have no control, we do have the power to control how we react.

At Mindful Life Balance,

we provide confidential counselling, tailored coaching and bespoke workshops in a range of settings. We are dedicated to transforming lives by improving the health and well-being of individuals and groups through our services. Our mission is to help build happy lives.

We offer individual counselling

for adults, children and young people through a professional one-to- one counselling service. Emotional support can be effective starting from any age; from childhood, throughout our lives right up until retirement and beyond.

Counselling in an education setting

is a specialist activity and our counsellors offer an effective source of support for students, improving the wellbeing, success and
attainment of students.

Counselling in the workplace not only builds

resilience, productivity and effectiveness, but can save businesses money.

To underpin our ethos of helping to build happy lives, we have developed a range of bespoke packages for group work, workshops, CPD and training days.

Mindful Life Balance is based in the West Midlands and our services are accessed either at the well-appointed, comfortable setting of the Elysia Centre in Stourbridge or at your premises.

Our Team

Our team are qualified counsellors with a variety of specialisms . They are on the Accredited Voluntary Registers for BACP and National Counselling Society and work within ethical guidelines. They are also in receipt of current DBS certificates.
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Sue Rogers

Ad.Prof.Dip.PC MNCS(Acc) MBACP
Psychotherapist/Counsellor &
Mindfulness Practitioner

I am a qualified psychotherapist /counsellor working with adults, young people and children at the Elysia Centre in Stourbridge.

I can help with difficulties such as depression, all types of anxiety and stress including OCD, phobias and PTSD,
anger, family issues, bereavement and loss, sexuality and relationships, trauma and self-defeating behaviours
such as self harm.

My work with children and young people is age appropriate taking into consideration their stage in life and the developmental processes involved. I have an extensive knowledge base regarding the nature of childhood and adolescent development and my counselling approach specifically parallels their developmental stage. Younger children are encouraged to express themselves in a non-verbal way using a range of art, stories and creative methods.

I work integratively which means I use different approaches from the major therapeutic models that best suit your needs. Counselling is a good way of discovering what issues might be affecting you and I can assist you to move forwards finding your own direction.

I work ethically and am a member of both the BACP (British Association of Counsellor and Psychotherapists) and am accredited with the NCS (National Counselling Society).
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Wayne Broadhurst

Ad.Prof.Dip.PC, MBACP, MCYP, MNCS
Children and Young Person (CYP) Counsellor

My experience includes working in schools, colleges and community settings. I plan and deliver therapeutic interventions for clients presenting with issues such as anxiety, bullying, relationships, feelings and behaviour, self-harm, abuse, low self-esteem, confidence building and anger.

I have experience of working creatively and holistically in both one-to-one and small group settings with children and young people aged 5-18.

Prior to becoming a counsellor, I gained experience of working with a crime reduction charity. This involved designing creative interventions to engage children and young people in the inner city areas of Birmingham in education that were in danger of being excluded from Holte School. My experience also includes working at further education colleges and schools as an Art and Design teacher.

At Archway Academy I have delivered staff development sessions on ODD, Dyslexia, ADHD and Attachment Theory.

I’ve also gained experience of using pre- and post- measures to look at the effectiveness of therapy.
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Jessica Spittle

Psychotherapist/Counsellor
BA (hons); MBACP


I am a registered integrative counsellor working with children and young people of all ages. I work with students with complex emotional and behavioural issues, and the effect this can have on teams and teaching staff.

In addition to working with children and young people, my holistic approach includes on-going strategies for managers, teachers and families to ensure sustainable change to referrals. I have experience working with anxiety and depression, relationships and communication, abuse, managing emotions and behaviour, self-esteem and confidence building and bereavement. I also have an added personal interest in working with post-natal depression, sexual exploitation and suicidal ideation.

I provide therapy individually and with groups. I have designed and facilitated many groups including communication, confidence building and self-esteem, and transition work with children and young people. I have also designed and facilitated personal development and parenting workshops. I have experience in family therapy.

Before becoming a counsellor, I worked as a case manager in youth offending. This involved
working with high risk young offenders and adult offenders, focusing on prevention and providing
support. I have also worked as a crisis worker and counsellor for a charity supporting rape and
abuse victims..
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Sarah Lucas

Senior Teacher &
Mindfulness Practitioner

I have a PGCE Teaching Degree and decades of teaching practice along with a teaching qualification in mindfulness. I also have extensive coaching experience having worked with the National Freestyle Ski team for many years as an English Ski Council coach. I was the English National Freestyle Skiing Coach from 1986-1990 and fostered what it took to feel in control and measured.
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Location

Elysia Therapy Centre, 52, Bowling Green Road, Stourbridge, DY8 3RZ


Contact

01384 440612 or 07776 084401