Sheila Kelly Registered member of BACP
I am a Person-Centred Counsellor and a Member of BACP Voluntary Register. I believe passionately that a 'talking-therapy' as it's called nowadays, can help you through the most difficult of times. For the past 13 years I have worked with individuals or couples in the UK & Spain, on issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship breakdown, bereavement and financial worries, to name but a few.
I feel that by taking advantage of counselling and a period of personal development, in a confidential and non-judgemental environment, will help you to regain confidence and clarity of your particular issues.
I work with clients on an open-ended basis, with the aim of enabling clients time and space to reflect on their lives, to decide on a future direction that will help them better understand and accept change.
I have practised in a number of settings, including the
NHS- Heartlands Hospital; Solihull Bereavement Counselling Service and Private Practice.
In Spain I worked with clients from the UK ex-pat community who were facing long-term illness and terminal diagnosis. My work was mostly one to one, which I supported with an informal group.
I also trained with the Healthy Gay Life project, in Birmingham which helped me to gain new insight into the particular issues sometimes faced by members of the LGBT community.
I have taught on 'Introduction to Counselling Skills' and 'Personal Development' courses for Solihull College (2002 - 2007).
What to expect.
I find that once-weekly sessions provide a good rhythm for clients to get the best out of counselling. All sessions are provided in a safe environment, in my own office in Birmingham. You will be helped to explore your issues, to challenge the unhelpful feelings and fears which inhibit your growth. You will be offered strategies and an insight into your own personal development.
Obviously sometimes this can be tough work, especially at first. It can be painful to confront those feelings which are difficult or 'holding you back'. I believe we all have the right to be our own person, to achieve our own potential. I promise I will help to support you through those bad times, enabling you to grow and move forward.
During the most difficult sessions I offer Crystal Meditation to help clients relax and reflect.
Sheila Kelly Counselling is a Gay Affirmative counselling service.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma Person Centred Counselling - Warwick 2002
Registered member of British Association of Counselling & Psycotherapy.
Teaching 'Intro to Counselling' & 'Personal Development', Solihull College
NHS - Brittle Asthma Unit, Heartlands Hospital
Solihull Bereavement Counselling Service
Healthy Gay Life
Brockhill Prison, Probation Service
Private Practice - Spain & UK
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
£35 for singles
£40 per hour for couples (£50 for 90 mins)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday 10:30 - 21:30 Wednesday 19:30-21:30 Thursday 19:00 - 21:30 Saturday 10:00-17:00 Sunday 10:00-14:00