Sheila Crabb Dip.Couns Registered Counsellor ACC
Hello and thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. Taking the first steps to begin the counselling process can feel quite daunting, so I hope that I can provide enough information to make that a little easier.
For many different reasons we can find experiences or aspects of our lives very difficult to understand or deal with; sometimes life can feel overwhelming, and it takes immense courage to begin the work of understanding the things that are unsettling us so it's really important to choose a counsellor that is right for you so that you can feel comfortable enough to discuss your feelings, in confidence, without being judged.
Are you feeling that life is really difficult for you right now? Are you feeling as though you are at a crisis point? Or, do you simply feel the need to understand yourself better? It's during these times that it can help to talk to someone outside of our immediate family and friends, someone who's a trained and impartial professional.
I am an empathic, impartial and trained counsellor and I am able to listen to you in a non-judgemental way within a safe, confidential environment and to work with you at your pace to help you to develop a better understanding of yourself, how your relationship has developed with others, or to explore difficult feelings and circumstances, and for you to find your own solutions. I can offer either short-term or longer-term therapy.
I see clients on Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays in Bilton, Rugby, usually at the same time and day each week and appointments will last for 50 minutes.
I call my counselling service "Waythrough Counselling", because as a client you will be embarking on a journey which will involve increasing your own self awareness, which may at times feel uncomfortable, but it is a valuable learning space to find your own "waythrough".
I have been qualified since 2010 and my counselling approach is "integrative" which means that I use various counselling approaches to inform me in my work with you. I have worked within different agency settings, both in both Dartford (where I was a counsellor and also assisted the Agency Manager in the running of the agency) and Croydon where I gained considerable experience of working with clients with a multicultural setting.
I am passionate about improving access to talking therapies and when, after attending several mental health forums in Croydon, I discovered that the local funding for mental health/talking therapies was significantly reduced, I began a low cost counselling service within the Croydon area and developed a small team of counsellors to help meet the shortfall and make talking therapies more available and affordable.
Being an agency manager I was invited to be a member of a local Mental Health Forum which consisted of the main counselling agency managers from Croydon. I regularly attended several other Mental Health Forums so that I could gain a greater understanding of the mental health needs within the local area.
To ensure you receive the best possible service from me, I maintain regular Professional Supervision (which is confidential). I also undergo regular Continual Professional Development throughout the year.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative) and I have gained considerable counselling experience since qualifying in 2010. I am also a Registered Counsellor with ACC and I am currently working towards Accreditation.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have also been involved within a Pastoral Care setting for nearly 30 years so I have considerable experience within that framework. I can offer a unique perspective when I facilitate Pastoral Supervision for those who are in any form of caring role who would like a professional and confidential personal space to explore work, and consequentially their feelings.
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A counselling session is £35 for a 50 min appointment but I do offer some concessionary rates (depending on circumstances).
I undergo regular Continuous Professional Development and listed below are some of the subjects covered:
Child Protection Training
Transactional Analysis for Counsellors - Roger Day PTSTA (Psychotherapist), UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
Creative Techniques for Counsellors - Roger Day PTSTA (Psychotherapist), UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
Self-harm, Self-care and the Way Between - Dr Maggie Turp
The Impact of External Traumatic Causation in Mental Distress - Diana Birkett & Andrew Jenkins
Working with Suicidal Clients - Brenda Hutchison, Psychotherapist
The Physicality of the Self - Dr Maggie Turp
A New Model for Understanding Grief - Dr Bill Webster
Shame About the Body, Shame in the Body - Dr Phil Mollon
Bereavement and Loss Awareness - Dr Bill Webster
Exploring Our Shadow Side - Peer Group
Releasing the Researcher Within - Professor John McLeod
A Counsellor's Use of Research & Outcome Measures - Peer Group
Are and Science on the Brain - Ruby Wax
Research is for All - Professor Sue Wheeler
Talking about Depression - Dr Cathy Wield & Phil Wield
Stress & Depression - Risq Animasaun, Croydon BME Forum
Please look at my website for any further information.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work: Wednesday 1pm - 8pm / Thursday 1pm - 8pm / Friday 10am - 4pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|