Vanessa Boddye

Vanessa Boddye

673 Abbeydale Road
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S7 2BE

0114 236 0229 / 07734216530

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673 Abbeydale Road
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S7 2BE

0114 236 0229 / 07734216530

About me

I've been a massage therapist for over twenty years and have become increasingly aware of the connection between mind and body, not just as two sides of the same person, but inextricably entwined and responding to life events together, perhaps even unconsciously.

Over the years, many of my clients have wanted to talk and share their thoughts and the difficulties they face in their lives as well as receive the healing touch of massage, so training to become a counsellor seemed the most logical way forward for me.

I believe in the power of both massage and talking therapy to change lives, helping people grow and become stronger physically and emotionally, but I also believe that no two people are the same, so there are no 'one size fits all' treatments.

As an integrative therapist, I draw on different approaches to the therapeutic work depending on the needs of each client, as no two people are the same. And, believing body and mind are connected, part of the way I work in counselling is to use mindfulness and increasing the awareness of what goes on in the body as it is influenced by thoughts and feelings.

I believe that a safe space in which to explore our experiences and thoughts can help us find a way forward with our lives when things seem too difficult to manage and that, given the right environment and support, we all have a great capacity within us to find the answers for ourselves.

Ultimately, I believe that a warm, genuine and non-judgemental relationship is the most important element of therapy and at the very heart of the way I approach working with my clients.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the NO HANDS® Massage Association (NHMA) and the Northern Massage Association (NMA).

My qualifications include:

  • Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (NCS accredited) - Academy:SPACE, Sheffield
  • Practitioner Diploma in Holistic Therapeutic Massage - Sheffield School of Massage
  • Advanced NO HANDS Practitioner - NO HANDS Massage Association
  • Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Massage in Pregnancy & Labour - Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine & Aromatherapy
  • Massage in Schools Instructor - Massage in Schools Programme
  • Antenatal Teacher - National Childbirth Trust
  • BSc (Joint Hons) Maths and Psychology - London University

I have experience in working with a range of issues including

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • self-esteem
  • gender and sexuality
  • relationship difficulties
  • stress
  • work related issues
  • pregnancy and childbirth
  • suicidal thoughts

For many years I was an antenatal teacher for the NCT and also worked in pre-school settings, so have an additional interest in pregnancy, birth and early years; currently I am continuing training in working with children and young people

Member organisations

BACP

Therapies offered

Fees

£40 for a 60 minute counselling session.

Maps & Directions

Sheffield, S7 2BE

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Appointments available every weekday. Some early evening and weekend appointments also available by arrangement.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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