Shirley Mountain B.Ed (Hons), Adv. Dip in Counselling, MBACP & Supervisor *
My name is Shirley and I have worked as a counsellor for 15 years. Working with adults and young people (8-18 Years). I value working with all different ages and have helped many move forward. I am a warm and compassionate person and offer a professional, confidential, respectful and non-judgmental space.
I have worked with both short term and long term clients and I am happy to work at the client’s pace. Each session lasts an hour.
I am a registered, accredited member of BACP and follow their ethical framework.
I am an integrative counsellor:I use a variety of approaches to suit the client’s needs. I am grounded in the Person-centred approach, but also use Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, CBT, Compassion Focused Therapy and REBT.
I listen carefully to understand your world and how you understand it. I explore thought patterns and feelings; childhood experiences, family context and work context and how that has informed your way of being in the present. Together we will explore new ways of understanding that will enable you to make new choices and move forward.
I specialise in psychological and emotional loss. Loss can be through change, death, separation, divorce, health, low self-esteem, identity, abuse, broken relationships. More recently I have been working with clients that struggle with anxiety, stress and depression.
* I have completed the theory course of my 'Diploma in Supervision' and now am offering supervision to counsellors while under the support of a trained supervisor at reduced rates. I have had previous experience while working as a supervisor for 3 years at a counselling agency in Lincoln.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a B.Ed. (Hons) degree and previously worked as a teacher. I was often aware of the hidden emotional struggles that impaired the pupil’s learning, development and potential. Later through voluntary work in the church and community I came across much emotional, psychological and spiritual need and decided to train as a counsellor.
My Qualifications are:
Certificate in counselling skills
Certificate in counselling theory
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
BACP accreditation and on UK Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
* Completed theory course in 'Diploma in Supervision' with Leeds Centre for Psychological Development and working under supervision as a supervisor to other counsellors.*
Gifts Hospice in Grantham – working with both adults and children
Parents’ bereavement group
Community bereavement group
Private practice in Grantham for 12 years: wide variety of issues (adults/children)
Lincolnshire Centre for Grief and Loss as counsellor and supervisor
Noah’s Ark counselling centre in Halifax
Counselling in schools in Huddersfield and Halifax
Counselling offered to those in ministry and their families
Private practice in Huddersfield as a counsellor, and supervisor (in-training)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I will be offering a space for the counsellor to reflect on their clients, themselves and the work that is in process. I will focus on their process and what it is the counsellor is contracting about. I have a responsibility of care towards the counsellor and the client and to understand the wider context of their work. We will look at the parallel process : how the relationship in the counselling room becomes parallel to that in the supervision room and informs our practice. I will offer ethical support under the guidelines of the BACP ethical framework.
Counselling fees: £40 per 60 min session and Students £35
Supervision fees for 90mins session: £36 (reduced rates while I am in training with a supervisor)
DBS checked (online)
Ongoing personal development
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Thursday 9am - 7.30pm
Types of client