Steve Shears MSc, MBACP (Accred), EMDR Therapist, Psychotherapist
I am an experienced psychotherapist/counsellor and have been in practice since 1989 providing individual therapy around trauma, depression and anxiety, couples counselling and psychosexual therapy. As well as being an accredited member of BACP. I have a particular interest in treating trauma-based problems and other anxiety disorders and have a number of different approaches to this including EMDR, Rewind Therapy and EFT.
Trauma memories are very unsettling and tend not to get processed properly in the brain like other memories, so treatments like EMDR help you process or digest the disturbing material into more normal memory. It doesn't make you forget events or people but does process the emotions and cognitions attached to them in a more helpful way so that you can get on with day to day life better.
As an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP (Accred) and abide by their code of conduct. Please call me on 07425 908470 and I will be happy to have an initial discussion with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Psychology, BSc Hons Psychology
Certificate in Marital and Couple Counselling -Relate.
Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy -Relate
Human Givens Diploma (Distinction) -Mindfields College, Chalvington, Sussex.
EMDR Training (2019 -2020) completed with the EMDR Academy.
This is a wide-ranging mixture of counselling, therapy and psychology training. My post-graduate interests have been in neurosciences and I also see people for counselling who have survived traumatic brain injury and other forms of acquired brain injury. This approach would be termed Neuropsychotherapy.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I see individuals for depression and anxiety disorders (Including PTSD)and loss and adjustment issues following brain injury. I see couples for relationship work and psychosexual therapy. I have also done further training in the field of cognitive rehabilitation therapy to help improve a person's cognitive skills that can be disrupted following brain injury.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
£40 per session. Fees negotiable if on low income.
I use brief and collaborative approach to therapy and I negotiate with clients a pattern of attending that suits their needs and that is in line with the outcomes that they want to work towards.
I also provide training in acquired brain injury, such as, understanding acquired brain injury, cognitive rehabilitation, managing challenging behaviour issues following acquired brain injury. This training is delivered to organisations who employ support workers, social workers, healthcare staff and counsellors.
For people who are not in my geographical area I provide a video call therapy service via VSEE if would be acceptable to you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have daytime and evening appointments (generally Monday to Wednesday) and Saturday appointments in Mansfield.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training