Mental Health Services in the West Midlands

Offering private & professional mental health therapy & counselling for individuals & corporate clients in our Wombourne clinic & online worldwide

Hello and welcome to Lee Psychology incorporating the private practices of Paul Lee BSc. MSc. (Psych) and Joan Lee D. Hyp. (Adv) MIAEBP.

We can help you to overcome a wide range of mental health problems, improve wellbeing and develop better coping skills and resilience to the stresses and strains of modern life.

Mental Health Therapy & Counselling

Types of Therapy Available

Lee Psychology offer a number of different types of therapy & counselling to suit individual needs.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Find out more about our CBT services here.

The CORE Programme

Find out more about the CORE Programme here.


Find out more about our Counselling services here.

Self-Directed Therapy

Find out more about our Self-Help Therapy services here.


Find out more about our Hypnotherapy services here.

Online Therapy

Find out more about our Online Therapy services here.

Mental Health Problems

Mental Health Problems We Can Help You With

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Over the last 20 years the number of mental health problems that have been classified as medical illnesses have grown beyond all measure.

This biomedical model, which argues that emotions such as sadness and grief are due to underlying biological faults or chemical imbalances within a person’s brain, is not supported by scientific evidence and is highly contested.

Mental health therapy & counselling, on the other hand, have a well established track record of alleviating emotional distress that goes back over 100 years.

Here at Lee Psychology we have helped many hundreds of clients to overcome a wide range of mental health problems since opening in 2009, and we can almost certainly help YOU too.

All Problems

Anxiety based mental health problems

Fears & Phobias

Phobia based mental health problems

Mental Health Disorders

Mental health disorders

FREE Initial Consultations

If you’d like to find out if we can help you then why not get in touch to arrange a free initial consulation with us.

The consultation lasts around 50 minutes and provides you with an opportunity to discuss your problems in a safe and confidential environment with no pressure to undertake any therapy if you don’t wish to proceed.

Client having a free initial consultation for mental health issues

Our Mental Health Psychologists

Mental Health Psychologist Paul Lee BSc. MSc.

Paul Lee BSc. MSc. (Psych)

Paul is an expert mental health psychologist, CBT practitioner and holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees in applied psychology.

He has been working to help people overcome self limiting beliefs and other mental health problems since 1988 and senior partner at Lee Psychology since 2009.

As well as working with individuals, Paul is also an approved supplier of counselling and psychological training services to the management and staff of the Birmingham & Solihull and Black Country NHS Integrated Care Boards.

Joan Lee D. Hyp. Adv. MIAEBP

Joan trained in analytical hypnotherapy in 2011 and has subsequently gone on to study over 20 other psychological therapy courses including conversational hypnosis, BWRT and coaching.

She is currently a BSc. undergraduate with the Open University studying a British Psychological Society accredited psychology with counselling honours degree.

Joan is also a partner at Lee Psychology

Joan Lee Hypnotherapist at Lee Psychology

What is Mental Health Psychology?

Mental Health Psychology

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Mental Health psychology is a branch of applied psychology that combines Developmental, Cognitive, Behavioural and Social factors and aims to help people improve wellbeing within different areas of their lives.

A central aim of mental health psychology is to explore the internal working models that people develop and refine over the course of their lives and how the individual interpretation of particular experiences may have led to self-limiting beliefs or unhelpful coping strategies.

The psychological training programmes used at Lee Psychology are designed to take into account the social, cultural and economic contexts in which people live their lives and uses the British Psychological Society’s Power Threat Meaning Framework.

In this sense, mental health psychology regards emotional distress and mental health problems as being context-specific and not due to biological faults.

Mental Health at Work

Mental Health in the Workplace

Young male office worker with mental health at work problems

The workplace is a unique context where employees are subject to the authority and power of the owners or managerial structures.

We know that meaningful employment and the sense of achievement associated with productive work are positive factors in good mental health and wellbeing.

However, the work environment is also the place where abuses of power are most likely to occur.

Unlike the social network of friends that we might choose for ourselves, social relationships within the workplace are rarely chosen and can often be quite difficult or strained.

There are many factors that can contribute to mental health problems within the workplace including a lack of job satisfaction, a lack of control over how work is performed, badly managed change, a lack of support, unsustainable levels of demand and so on.

We have been delivering our mental health support programmes to the management and staff of the Black Country NHS ICB and the Birmingham & Solihull NHS ICB since 2018.

You can find out more about the services we offer to corporate clients by clicking the button below.

Mental Health Recovery

Recovering from Mental Health Problems

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We offer a number of therapy and couselling solutions to help people make full and long lasting recoveries from their mental health problems.

The approach we use at Lee Psychology follows a standardised therapeutic ‘route map’ which is tailored to each individual’s needs and life experiences.

This involves a number of incremental stages designed to enhance mental health from the ground up:

Stage one: Exploration of personal history and wellbeing goals known as the formulation.

Stage two: Psychological assessment of core beliefs (World, Self & Others) contained within an individual’s internal working model.

Stage three: Identifying the most appropriate type of therapy or counselling in order to develop better coping strategies and resilience.

Stage four: Re-assessment of core beliefs, review of goals and objectives.

Mental Health Causes

An Alternative View of Mental Health Causes

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The Power Threat Meaning Framework was devised by the clinical psychology division of the British Psychological Society (BPS) as a direct challenge to the ever-expanding medicalisation of human distress by the psychiatric and medical communities.

The latest DSM-V (2022) publication contains over 300 mental health disorders which is a 5 fold (it orginally contained 60 disorders) increase since the first list was published in 1952.

This new framework is intended to help people with mental health problems to make sense of their current distress in terms of their own life experiences rather than being due to a biological fault.

It pays particular attention to how power has been used against them, what types of threats they experienced and how they have attributed meaning or made sense of those experiences in order to devise appropriate threat responses.

Understanding the inter-play between these three concepts can help both the sufferer and the psychologist in the formulation of effective recovery programmes.


Manager abusing power at work

Power, in psychosocial contexts, is the ability to direct or influence the actions of others. Power can be institutional, legal, economic, social, cultural, emotional or physical and have both positive and negative effects.


Man using threatening posture against woman

Threats also come in many forms including existential (threats to life), emotional (withdrawal of love), social and cultural (exclusion), legal (incarceration) and psychological (distress).


The importance of meanings in subjective experience

The meanings that we attribute to any given experience are highly subjective and congruent with our core beliefs and values. These meanings determine how we make sense of and react to situations.


Hypnotherapist Joan Lee D. Hyp. MIAEBP

Location Map

Lee Psychology, Maypole House, Yew Tree Court, Wombourne, South Staffordshire, WV5 9JB.

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Mental Health at Work

Corporate & Business Services




HSE Management Standards

Signs of Stress in Staff

Mental Health Prevention

Bullying in the Workplace

Legal Duty of care

Psychological tools

Access to a number of self-assessment tests and quizzes that are commonly used across the mental health sector.

Self-Help Online 

The Science of Self-Help Therapy

Self-Help CBT Course Online

Self-Help Course for Tinitus

Self-Help Course for Emetophobia


All Consultancy Services

Mental Health at Work

Elite Sports Performance


Academic Support

Mental Health & Safety

Web Services

Website Design Services

Website Design for Psychologists

Website Design for Hypnotherapists

Therapy Webs

Hypno-Band International

The Hypno-Band Weight Loss System

Practitioner Licenses

Practitioner Websites

Hypno-Band Downloadable Course

Self-Help CBT Course for Weight Loss