Steve Shears MSc, MBACP (Accred), MCORST, Psychotherapist
I am an experienced psychotherapist/counsellor and supervisor and have been in practice since 1989 providing individual therapy, couples counselling and psychosexual therapy. As well as being an accredited member of BACP I am also a member of the College of Relationship and Sexual Therapists (COSRT) and was originally trained in relationship and sex therapy by Relate. I work from a private medical practice in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire www.nottinghamroadclinic.com.
I use an approach to therapy that is mainly derived from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) but having had a long career working with clients I am sensitive to people's individual needs and have been lucky enough to have trained in and practised different types of therapy and have often seen clients with anxiety disorders, depression, psychological and physical trauma, addictions and anger management problems.
Regarding trauma treatment I offer the 'Rewind Technique' and it has been my observation that it can be effective for both trauma and phobia. I have been treating clients with this technique since 1998. For further information about the rewind technique you may find the following link useful http://www.hgi.org.uk/useful-information/treatment-dealing-ptsd-trauma-phobias
I am 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.
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 abuse
- 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 disorder
- 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.
£40 per session. Fees negotiable if on low income.
I use brief and collaborative therapy drawn from Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approaches and I do not insist on clients attending weekly. 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. As a trained couple counsellor and psychosexual therapist I am used to dealing with relationship issues and sexuality issues.
I also provide training in acquired brain injury, cognitive rehabilitation, managing challenging behaviour and sexuality 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 Skype 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