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The Corona virus is being experienced by many as a traumatic, sudden event which did not allow us to prepare for our lives changing so drastically and so rapidly. It is really important for us all to be able to talk and think about how it is impacting on each one of us.

I am offering my services, by telephone to anyone who needs a safe and supportive space to talk about how the impact of the virus is affecting you.  The struggles, the fears, the uncertainty, the grief, the loss and the need to keep living as well as we can through this time.

I have reduced my fee to 20 pounds an hour and for anyone who cannot afford this, at this time, I am happy to discuss ways to be available without charge.

So please, if you’re reading this and you need someone to talk to, please call me and we can find a way to talk about what is going on for you during this incredibly challenging time.

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 memeber of the Bristish Association of Counselling and Psychotherpay.

Accredted member of the Irish Association of Humanistic Integrated Psychotherapy.

Occupational Therapist CORU registered.

Member organisations

BACP

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

  • Existential therapy
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

40- 55 pounds per session.

Available for short and long term work.

Pay by Bank Transfer, Cash Cheque

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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 Unspecified

Bernadette Sheils

Bernadette Sheils