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Sheila Cardow BSc, PgDip, Dip, PgCE, MBACP (Reg)

Norwich, Norfolk, NR9
01603 291125 01603 291125 07980 757190 07980 757190

About me

I am a therapist who specialises in working with historical abuse in all its forms: emotional, sexual, physical,neglect, etc. I have 20 years experience working with both male and female clients and also with partners of survivors.

Seeing a counsellor can be a daunting prospect. I hope to offer you a safe and confidential space where you can explore whatever issues are troubling you. I work from a person-centred perspective and believe that the relationship between the client and therapist is the heart of the healing process.

My particular area of interest is in working with historical abuse. Being a survivor of child abuse can make life in the world today very difficult and I have had the privilege of working with a large number of men and women, who wish to change how their past affects the present and their future. Please contact me if you would like to talk about this further.

I have been offering a private counselling service since 2000. My qualifications include a Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Hertfordshire and a further Diploma in Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse from the University of Middlesex. In addition I continue to update my knowledge with regular attendance at specialist training venues in line with the BACP requirement for continiung profesional development. I am recently completed a postgraduate certificate in Spiritual Dimensions in Therapy.

I see couples and individuals for short term and longer term work.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling University of Hertfordshire 2002
  • Diploma in Working with Adult Survivors of Abuse. University of Middlesex 2004
  • Certificate in Clinical Supervision Norwich Centre 2006
  • Extensive experience in working with childhood abuse, addictions, depression and anxiety and other significant life issues.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Spirituality in the Therapeutic relationship.
  • Certificate in Couples Therapy 2016

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy


£45 per session.

Further information

Daytime appointments are offered in Little Melton, 3 miles form the centre of Norwich. My therapy room is on the ground floor and parking is available.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

My counselling room is on the ground floor. Parking for 1 car available.


9am-5pm Monday to Friday. Some evening appointments by arrangement. My consulting room is on the ground floor and parking is available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Person-centered supervision is offered for groups and individuals.

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Sheila Cardow BSc, PgDip, Dip, PgCE, MBACP (Reg)

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