Sheila Pope

Sheila Pope

Burgess Hill
West Sussex

01444 232069 / 07792 100390

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Burgess Hill
West Sussex

01444 232069 / 07792 100390

About me

I work alongside clients to facilitate their personal development and exploration of their issues as they consider their options and implement and maintain strategies for greater well-being and a deeper enjoyment of life. I offer a warm acceptance and attentiveness to my clients and provide a confidential environment where you may explore your relationships with others and with yourself. I do not offer advice or provide answers to your problems, but rather accompany you on your journey as you explore your past, present and future and assist you to find your own solutions.  I am interested in working with musicians and other performers.  My summerhouse consulting room is located in a peaceful and secluded rear garden which may be used for creative exercises.  Daytime and some evening appointments are available, also an early Saturday morning appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications are:
-  CPCAB Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling (2002)
BACP Accredited Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (2003) - integrative model
-  Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis Theory (2013)
-  4 years training in Transactional Analysis theory and practice (including a year's psychotherapy training) - exam to be arranged.
I worked for 4 1/2yrs as a volunteer at a hostel for the homeless and have been in private practice since 2007.  I have provided the counselling services to clients at a local centre offering support to adults with learning disabilities since Sept 2015.  I have also taken training in Ecotherapy - working in a natural setting outdoors.  This means that clients who wish to use my back garden for their sessions may be able to do so. Working in this way, perhaps using creative activities and being aware of what is being experienced somatically (held in the body), can assist, deepen and accelerate the therapeutic work.  These exercises must be carefully considered and will only be arranged if it is thought to be in the best interests of the client.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Ecotherapy - exploring your connection to the natural world.


I charge £20 for an initial assessment session of (50mins); this will enable us to decide if we are comfortable working together.  Further 50min sessions cost £40.

Further information

My private consulting room is set in a peaceful rear garden and offers a calm space to explore your issues.

Maps & Directions

Burgess Hill, RH15

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the day. Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7.15pm and Saturday mornings at 9am.

Types of client