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About us

Reaching4ward is a psychotherapy/counselling service based in the South West of Sheffield.

The focus of the service is on recovery and continued well-being. Our working methods can  include the use of both DBT and Art Therapy as part of the therapeutic approach.

We work with many issues  including; personality disorders,  anxiety, depression, bi-polar, PTSD, confidence and self esteem, combined/complex issues and suicidal/self harming behaviours. However this is not an exhaustive list as everyone is different and not everyone has a mental health diagnosis. Sometimes its just about needing to talk in a safe confidential space.   As well as adults / younger adults, we are able to also offer a service to young people under the age of 14yrs (but this would be offered within their home environment).

The service runs from an accessible  and discreet location in the South West of Sheffield, close to main bus routes, the train station and the city centre, in some instances people may prefer to be seen at home, so home visits are available  for this purpose. Rooms can also be available to facilitate group work.

We offer a wide range of experience in working with individuals  As a practitioner, a persons welfare is paramount to gaining positive and effective outcomes from therapy so therefore each situation has a tailored response according to need. The additional combination of CBT, DBT, mindfulness and Art therapy provides an extensive experience for the person who wants to effect changes in their life.
if you are unfamiliar with Art therapy or DBT, here is a bit of useful information;

Art psychotherapy provides a safe confidential space where adult’s of any age can express thoughts and feelings through the use of images/art making and other forms of creativity as well as words. This means that it is a more accessible way of communicating for people who have difficulties in expressing their feelings.. There  are lots of people who may find it difficult to articulate their emotions for many reasons, often because of anxiety or depression and also because they are afraid to trust someone

Dialectical behavioural therapy, (DBT) is a strong feature of the service, with the emphasis on developing coping skills and minimising thoughts of suicide and self harm. This is particularly useful for individuals who have  a personality disorder diagnosis/depression/stress/anxiety but also it is a therapy that can be  helpful  for many other symptoms

Following an assessment session, we would make a decision together about whether you want to continue with the therapy and how often we would meet. The sessions will be regularly reviewed as everyone is different and people will need more or less sessions. Being guided by the person who has accessed the service  is  essential, as it has to work for you.

We hope this has offered some insight into the sort of therapy that is available and we look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

       Qualifications and Relevant training includes :

  • Art Psychotherapy
  • Person centred art therapy skills
  • DBT
  • CBT
  • Continued person centred art therapy training
  • Working with and understanding personality disorder
  • Mentalisation
  • Attachment and the Arts
  • Mindfulness
  • Emotional coping skills
  • Eating disorders
  • Solution Focused therapy in mental health
  • Models of mental disorder
  • Working with  and preventing self harm
  • Autism
  • Safeguarding adults and children
  • Recognising sexual exploitation of children and adults
  • Holistic Health Care and the NHS
  • Clinical risk assessment

Reaching4ward  has  been set up to offer support for young and older adults, both male and female and  occasionally younger children  who have a mental health diagnosis,  self-harm/ eating disorder issues/ depression, anxiety and  a wide range of other issues.

As psychotherapists we have a strong value base and a commitment to effecting positive change in people’s lives.

We do not advertise our business more widely as we want to offer a dedicated service to people which does not include waiting lists and months of therapy. Our aim is to get someone into recovery as soon as possible so that they can have control and choice in their life.

We look forward to meeting you

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Other areas of counselling we deal with

The service is continually developing its skills and so ongoing training is essential in relation to competence and professional development. Therefore from time to time there may be a closure of the service for a one week period to facilitate training

Photos & videos

  • The garden
  • Lampshade
  • Magic wand
  • Tree
  • Tangled
  • Me
  • Sad flower
  • Chaos
  • Feeling stronger
  • Him, everything I fear
  • Growth


75 minute sessions are offered, following an initial assessment session (which is also  75 minutes)
An inital assessment session is to establish whether  the therapy/ counselling is right for you. The sessions will enable you to sample the therapy, before deciding whether to have regular sessions. This is offered as it is important that you feel comfortable both with the therapy and the therapist.

Rates are as follows:

  • Free initial assessment session for all (75 minutes)

  • Following an assessment session,  if ongoing therapy is indicated then the cost of future sessions will be paid on the day
  • Fees are negotiable depending on circumstances

Further information

We have access to rooms in the South West of Sheffield or are able to undertake home visits.

Further information can be provided, so please feel free to make enquiries

Testimonies, which we agreed were relevant (we obtained permission from the clients and though names  have been changed the text remains exactly the same)

"I am in a much better place now, I am working full time , i have a relationship and more importantly i have learned to accept my past thanks to your sessions"

Lucy, client

"I have referred individuals to this service and the feedback received has been positive. They have found it to be extremely helpful in moving forward in their recovery. They describe the therapists as  approachable, engaging and  compassionate and that the individual sessions have helped them to explore feelings
I personally feel that this is a valuable resource particularly with  clients who have suffered  trauma.

John, Health Professional, Sheffield

"My partner contacted the service and my now therapist, she got back to us  with the location, prices and information that we needed.
I suffer with a history of depression and anxiety, and was most recently diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. I have been let down by several mental health services over the years but since I started attending therapy , I have finally started to manage my mental health in a positive way, I have been accessing DBT, art therapy and talking therapy that has helped me in so many ways. I feel more confident knowing I am getting real and professional help and support. It has taken me 9 years to find the right support and  help to recover and manage my day to day life. I know if I keep coming to therapy I will get better.
I think it is important that services such as this are available to people that struggle mentally and emotionally. Engaging with a service like this will change many lives and has certainly changed mine for the better before I started attending therapy I was suicidal, lost and not coping with life, 9 months down the line I am more career focused, as being a mum also it has helped me manage stuff around my child better and look towards the future".

Kathy, client

Maps & Directions

Sheffield, S11

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Please leave a text message or use email as initial contact, as it is not always possible to answer the phone immediately. A reply to your enquiry will be made as soon as possible

Types of client

Young people
Older adults