121 Maney Hill Road
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B72 1JU
United Kingdom

121 Maney Hill Road
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B72 1JU
United Kingdom

Reach Counselling & Personal Development

Reach is now entering its 30th year and continues to be a successful private practice, which began in Birmingham, UK, and initially extended its influence across the Midlands. In the last fifteen years, we have expanded to other parts of the country and now also have a substantial global network - USA, Brazil, UAE, Germany, Holland, France, Portugal, Ireland. 

We have developed a huge range of self-help resources, which includes: an app (Happy Hints), over two hundred audio-visual recordings and we also have several hundred handouts, worksheets and other written materials - a collection that continues to expand and is available in other languages.

We are an experienced and committed group of therapists with various specialisms and tens of thousands of hours working on the ‘front line’.

We have been running training courses of various descriptions for more than twenty years but in 2014 we formally established our training school and sought to get our courses accredited.  We are now running three postgraduate courses accredited by CMA and NCP (National Council of Psychotherapists).  For those interested in finding out more about our work and training programme please visit:

What people say


Coaching Plus

A little over a year ago I applied for the Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching (Coaching Plus) hoping to elevate my coaching skills and help others improve their quality of life.
Today, I can say making this decision has helped me undergo a unique and life-changing journey of self-discovery.

I’ve learned that everything I once believed caused my struggles and my physical reality is vastly connected to my perception of life.
I discovered the importance of the Story of Health and how all of our choices are linked to the 4 pillars (mind, body, spirit & environment) that underpin the Reach philosophy.

Understanding the correlation between my current state and the Story of Health allowed me to identify the incongruences occurring in my life. As a result, I could name, own, surrender and embrace my imperfections whilst also inviting compassion into my life.

I’ve also learned about my position regarding the Three Aspects of Consciousness and how to move from one state to the other instead of remaining stagnant in any of the facets. This coaching program has helped me grow in unimaginable ways.

Judith’s teaching style and patience are exceptional which make learning so much more enjoyable and easier. I must confess, going back to school after a 12-year break was challenging and frustrating. Many times, I felt like giving up. However, Judith’s kindness and loving attitude helped me break through many of my fears (which I used to call obstacles).
Judith’s tenacity and belief in my success moved the needlepoint from fear of failure to courage. Her level of empathy and wisdom also helped me learn how to forgive and be compassionate with myself.
I’m genuinely grateful for the opportunity to learn a ‘whole-person’ approach to helping people overcome depression, mental health issues, nutritional deficiency, family and relationship conflicts, etc.
Thank you for all you have done to help me!

Claudia, New York


To those who may be interested…

I have been in the therapeutic world for nearly 30 years now. For the first 15 years I worked in the NHS and voluntary sector. As valuable as this work was, I found it to be limited as it primarily dealt with the symptoms rather than the causes. Thus too regularly I witnessed the revolving door of returning clients. Having gone through my own therapeutic journey with Reach some years back, I realized that a more holistic, comprehensive and inclusive approach was needed. And that’s why
I was attracted to the mind-body-spirit-environment model that Reach espouses. Hence I began a new chapter in my training and began working under the auspices of the Reach network. The difference in therapeutic outcomes has been remarkable and so I have not looked back for 15 years.

I am a BACP accredited practitioner and have undertaken various studies and qualifications over the years. So it was a natural progression, given my own personal experiences, to embark on the Holistic and Integrative Psychotherapy Diploma provided by Reach.

The course offers a beautiful integration of quantum physics, metaphysics, epigenetics, neuroscience, neurotheology, food and mood, noetic sciences, hydration, revolutionary psychotherapy, deep relaxation and so much more, is made eloquently accessible and captivating.

The 10 Modules are structured and intensive, but like all experiences with Reach, the process is sensitive and tailored to the needs of the individual student. Much of the course is undertaken in one-to-one tutorials, which ensures the student is getting the best out of the curriculum.

My personal experience was enlightening, enriching and uplifting. Whilst the tutor had boundaries and direction, there was empathic guidance all the way along. The subject matter was far from dry, every part of it I could relate to my own life as well as to the lives of others – it was truly fascinating.

N D Gregory, UK.


Reach Postgraduate Psychotherapy Training

My journey through The Reach Approach Certificate in Integrative and Holistic Psychotherapy has been a unique and special experience. Where else could you receive one to one tuition, tailor made to combine personal growth with fascinating learning?
The philosophy of a synergistic approach which involves Mind, Body, Spirit and Environment was encompassed in the learning process. Each aspect was studied in depth, from historical perspectives to current research, linking ancient wisdoms with scientific validation of how a holistic approach is so effective. At the same time I was both exploring and experiencing their integration into my own lifestyle and therapeutic work, which I found richly rewarding.
The essence of The Reach Approach, which is a belief in acceptance, compassion and kindness, came strongly through in my fortnightly then weekly meetings with my tutor (Elaine Jackson) so that I felt truly nurtured to develop new skills and greater confidence as a therapist.
I finished the course with an even stronger belief that this holistic approach to therapy is the way forward – and having graduated I am pleased to be a Reach associate.

Sue Morris, UK


What a gift…

I loved the all-embracing nature of the model, as it explored all areas of my life with equal importance. This all-round perspective helped me to heal and find my place in the world.

After a period of time away from the social/psychological and caring fields, I decided to undertake further training in counselling and psychotherapy as I now had the goal of becoming part of Reach’s work in some way and knew additional training was required for that. It had saved my life and I wanted to be able to give something back.
Starting out on this leg of my journey as a mature student who had not studied for many years proved to be a challenging process. However, when I graduated from Stafford University with a postgraduate diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling it felt really good.
After my diploma I applied to do the Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in Holistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (HIP) with The Reach Approach. It was a daunting prospect, given the breadth and depth of the syllabus.

However, having started the certificate with Easton I knew I would be in safe hands, but it did not stop me from thinking ‘am I going to be good enough?’, particularly when words such as orthomolecular medicine, epigenetics and psychoneuroimmunology were used – I couldn’t even pronounce them! The course at the University felt relatively easy in comparison to the journey I was taking on this course.

I’ve come to the end of my training and with Easton’s amazing support, guidance, unique teaching methods, great humour and warmth I have developed the self-belief, confidence and ability to impart what once seemed complex information in a way that is accessible to all… it feels absolutely amazing.

I now know I can do my clients justice as a practitioner as I better understand the many layers that make up the individual’s experience.
I look forward to continuing this journey.

Ru, UK


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