Reaching4ward, is a psychotherapy/counselling service based in the South West of Sheffield.
The focus of the service is on recovery and well-being and as well as counselling, it can include the use of both DBT and an Art Therapy approach. Many people who access the service have a range of issues including depression, relationship problems, anxiety and low confidence .
The service runs from an accessible location in the South West of Sheffield, close to main bus routes, the train station and the city centre, in some instances people may prefer to be seen at home, so home visits are available for this purpose. Rooms can also be available to facilitate group work.
We offer a wide range of experience in working with individuals who are depressed, unable to manage a distressing life event, or have more severe complex needs. As a practitioner, a persons welfare is paramount to gaining positive and effective outcomes from therapy so therefore each situation has a tailored response according to need. The additional combination of CBT, DBT, mindfulness and Art therapy provides an extensive experience for the person who wants to effect changes in their life.
if you are unfamiliar with art therapy or DBT, here is a bit of useful information;
Art psychotherapy provides a safe confidential space where adult’s of any age can express thoughts and feelings through the use of images/art making and other forms of creativity as well as words. This means that it is a more accessible way of communicating for people who have difficulties in expressing their feelings.. There are lots of people who may find it difficult to articulate their emotions for many reasons, often because of anxiety or depression and also because they are afraid to trust someone
Dialectical behavioural therapy, (DBT) is a strong feature of the service, with the emphasis on developing coping skills and minimising thoughts of suicide and self harm. This is particularly useful for individuals who have a personality disorder diagnosis or for people who just want to be able to deal with stress and anxiety.
And then following an assessment session, we would make a decision together about whether you want to continue with the therapy and then how often we would meet. The sessions will be regularly reviewed as everyone is different and people will need more or less sessions. Being guided by the individual who has accessed the service is essential, as it has to work for you.
I hope this has offered some insight into the sort of counselling that is available and we look forward to hearing from you.
Our service is run by female counsellors
Training, qualifications & experience
Relevant Training includes:
- Personality disorder
- Emotional coping skills/DBT
- Solution Focussed therapy in mental health
- CBT intermediate course
- Models of mental disorder
- Working with self harm
- Safeguarding adults and children
- Recognising sexual exploitation of children and adults
- Holistic Health Care and the NHS
- Clinical risk assessment
- Mental Health Act
- Mental Capacity Act
- Suicide prevention
- MA Art Psychotherapy
- Certificate in person centred art therapy skills
Practice Educator Award
- Approved Mental Health Professional
- Degree in fashion design and textiles
A snapshot of some of my experience
As the founder member of Reaching4ward I have worked with adults, both male and female and young adults to address self-harming, eating disorders, depression and many other mental health issues.
I have worked in the Together Women project (TWP) which is part of the probation service. I developed a therapy and counselling service over a period of 6 months and took referrals for women who wanted to engage in immediate crisis type therapy, longer term therapy or who were just passing through. I have worked within a community therapies team and a low secure unit. . I have used art coupled with counselling skills throughout my working life to communicate with individuals, from my time as youth worker until the present time and it is useful to have a sound understanding of mental health issues, when using a therapy approach.I have facilitated art therapy groups with people who have personality disorders, mental health issues and have continued to offer individual psychotherapy.
I feel that as a psychotherapist and mental health professional I have a strong value base and a commitment to effecting positive change in people’s lives.
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Areas of counselling we deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling we deal with
Dialectical behavioural therapy, (DBT) is a strong feature of the service, with the emphasis on developing coping skills and minimising thoughts of suicide and self harm. This is particularly useful for individuals who have a personality disorder diagnosis or traits.
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75 minute sessions are offered, following an initial assessment session of 75 minutes (£20).
An inital assessment session is to establish whether the therapy/ counselling is right for you. The sessions will enable you to sample the therapy, before deciding whether to have regular sessions. This is offered as it is important that you feel comfortable both with the therapy and the therapist.
Rates are as follows:
- £20 initial assessment session for all (75 minutes)
- Then, 75 minute sessions are as follows;
- £25 for children up to age 18 years, students or for people on a low income
- £40 for individuals in full time employment
- Fees to be paid on the day or in advance of the sessions and all fees can be negotiated depending on circumstances.
We have access to rooms in the South West of Sheffield or are able to undertake home visits.
Further information can be provided, so please feel free to make enquiries
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Type of session
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Please leave a text message or use email as initial contact, as it is not always possible to answer the phone immediately. A reply to your enquiry will be made as soon as possible
Types of client