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About us

Reaching4ward is essentially a psychotherapy/counselling service based in the South West of Sheffield for people who have personality disorders.

The focus of the service is on recovery and well-being and as well as counselling, it can  include the use of both DBT and an Art Therapy approach. Many people who access the service have a range of issues including; BPD, EUPD, depression,  low self esteem, anxiety,mental health diagnosis, suicidal or self harming behaviours.  However this is not an exhaustive list as many people have combined and complex issues   .  

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 or for people who just want to be able to deal with stress and anxiety.

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 individual 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 counselling that is available and we look forward to hearing from you.

Our service is run by female counsellors

Training, qualifications & experience

       Qualifications and Relevant training includes :

  • MA Art Psychotherapy
  • Certificate in person centred art therapy skills
  • DBT training/certificate
  • CBT Intermediate certificate
  • Continued person centred art therapy training
  • Working with and understanding personality disorder
  • Mindfulness
  • Emotional coping skills
  • Eating disorders
  • Solution Focused therapy in mental health
  • Models of mental disorder
  • Working with  and preventing self harm
  • Supporting  Autistic Adults and children to deal with anxiety and change
  • 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 adults, both male and female and young adults who have a personality disorder,   self-harm and eating disorder issues, depression and  a wide range of other  mental health 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 are a small business of two therapists and one admin worker

We look forward to meeting you


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Registered / Accredited

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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
  • Stained glass  window
  • Tree
  • Tangled
  • Looking at Life
  • Hands
  • The princess locked in a glass room


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

Maps & Directions

Sheffield, S11

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
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
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