Sheila Webb BA(Hons), MA(Psych), UKCP Reg No: 06158347
I am an experienced psychotherapist registered by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) practicing in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Established in 1999 I offer:
- Individual psychotherapy and counselling
- Clinical supervision for counsellors, psychotherapists, health professionals and mindfulness teachers
- Experiential training in Mindfulness-Based practices for stress, anxiety and depression, for individuals and small groups
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling
- Masters Degree in Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Clinical Supervision
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy teacher training
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher training
- Mindfulness Based Supervision training
My core training is in Psychosynthesis: a holistic, integrative model. Where appropriate, I bring Mindfulness-Based Approaches (MBAs) into the way I work – this is a model that draws on traditional meditation practices and contemporary understandings of neuroscience. Psychosynthesis and Mindfulness complement one another; mindfulness, the ability to be consciously aware of our thoughts and feelings and body sensations in the moment with friendliness, can significantly deepen and enhance the experience of psychotherapy and is central to the approach I offer.
My interest in teaching mindfulness stems from practicing meditation for over 30 years. This practice has offered me the opportunity to cultivate open-heartedness and the courage and willingness to face difficulties with kindliness and friendliness.
I trained in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) at Oxford Mindfulness Centre with Professor Mark Williams, one of the founders of MBCT and attended training with Dr.Jon Kabat-Zinn and Dr. Saki Santorelli, founders of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
I teach mindfulness-based courses and workshops in a variety of settings and contexts including business organizations and the voluntary sector and provide training for health professionals, as well as participants on public 8-week courses and to individuals in my therapy practice.
As a registered Mindfulness Teacher with The Mental Health Foundation my courses are listed on www.bemindful.co.uk – a website dedicated to Mindfulness training for health and well-being.
I am an associate supervisor with the Mindfulness Network CIC.
I abide by the Code of Practice and Ethics of UKCP and I adhere to the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice and UK Mindfulness Trainers Network professional guidelines for good practice in teaching mindfulness-based courses.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Stress reduction through mindful awareness courses
MBCT/MBSR 8-Week group course
This experiential training in meditation practices and mindful movement practices is offered to small groups and individuals. Participants learn new ways to handle challenging emotions, moods, social interaction and physical sensations through the practice of meditation and gentle movement. The course incorporates both Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) aspects in a form tailored to the needs of the particular individual or group. Audio recordings and a workbook support the practice. The course generally includes a one-day practice retreat
- IndividualMBCT/MBSR training
Mindfulness training focused for your specific needs, at times to suit you.
Most mindfulness courses are delivered in groups - but maybe you'd find it difficult to fit regular course dates into your schedule? Or perhaps you'd prefer targeted, individual support? Learn basic skills at your own pace. I offer individual mindfulness training for people who need a flexible schedule and individualised guidance. Contact me for details.
If you choose to email or phone me about psychotherapy or counselling we can arrange an initial consultation. In this preliminary session, lasting 60 minutes, we can explore what may be troubling you and discuss how we might work together.
My charge for each 60-minute counselling/psychotherapy session is £60. Some concessions are available.
I offer both short-term (6-12 sessions) and longer-term therapy – normally meeting once a week. In either case, we’d review our work together at intervals of 6-8 weeks – when you may decide you’ve got what you need, or you might want to continue.
Before we decide to start working together we’ll agree our contract, so things are clear from the start.
Individual supervision for counsellors, psychotherapists and health professionals: £60 per 60 minute session.
Supervision Groups: Please contact me for details
Mindfulness Training: Please contact me for details
Students/ Trainees: Please contact me for details
In our psychotherapy or counselling sessions I may introduce you – where helpful and appropriate – to therapeutic methods such as visualisation, drawing and writing or specific mindfulness meditation practices.
Learning to listen to and explore ourselves more deeply through these practices, can help us access our own powerful inner resources for transformation and healing.