Bernadette Sheils

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Derry, BT48
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I know from my own experience of Psychotherapy the importance of finding the right person whom I can trust to listen and help me to understand my problems. I have been practising for over 25 years and I have offered my service to many individuals experiencing their own unique difficulties. I believe the vast amount of our suffering is primarily concerned with anxiety, despair, trauma, abuse and often a sense of not belonging (of not fitting in). My experience includes working with difficult relationships, Childhood sexual abuse, self harm, individuals who hear voices, loss and bereavement and the challenges of growing up and growing old in our society. I work in the fields of Psychotherapy and Occupational Therapy. My past experience includes lecturing at City University and Ulster University in Person Centred- Existential Counselling, group dynamics and personal development. I established the Person centred place in 1998. I offer supervision, training and facilitation. I currently manage a therapy service in Mental Health.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Accredited member of the Irish Association of Humanistic Integrated Psychotherapy.

Occupational Therapy Manager CORU registered.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Photos & videos


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Refugees

Additional information

40- 55 pounds per session.

Available for short and long term work.

Pay by Bank Transfer, Cash Cheque

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Type of session

In person
Bernadette Sheils
Bernadette Sheils