Counsellors at The Meridian centre South Birmingham
Meet Our Team
Annette Lilley – Counsellor
Annette qualified from The University of Birmingham in 2007 and spent 10 years working in a large secondary school in Birmingham delivering 1:1 counselling, therapy groups and Mindfulness to young people aged 11-18. She maintained her private practice during this time working with adults, and now offers counselling to young people and adults. She has an interest in working with people experiencing low mood, depression and anxiety.
Annette has been the manager of the Meridian Centre since March 2021 and is passionate about delivering affordable and accessible therapy for people through the low-cost counselling and psychotherapy service at the centre.
Graham Mackay - Psychotherapist
Graham is a full member of the Institute of Group Analysis, has been convenor for the Midlands Foundation Course in group analysis and has taught on the IGA Diploma courses in Supervision and Reflective Practice in Organisations.
He is registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy as a therapist and UKCP approved supervisor.
Graham originally trained as a psychiatric nurse and has worked in the NHS for more than 30 years, with a particular interest in groupwork, therapeutic community and developing psycho-dynamically informed services for people diagnosed with personality disorders. He was a specialist psychotherapist in the local mental health trust.
He now works part-time as Trust Lead for Clinical Supervision in Birmingham and Solihull mental health foundation trust.
He has a particular interest in developing a model of compassion focussed group psychotherapy alongside compassion focussed staff support & supervision groups.
He also has a small private practice, offering individual and group psychotherapy, supervision to individuals and teams and bespoke training in areas such as working with personality disorder, staff support & well-being and compassionate mind approaches.