Cath Cheshire-Neal, MBACP, Dip Couns
90 Wharf Street
Do you want things to change? Do you want to feel better, feel happier? Counselling can help.
We all have the potential to make change happen, to help ourselves feel better, but we may need some help and support along the way.
Wanting to change is the first step in making that change happen. Counselling can help you feel less alone, feel listened to, less judged and feel safe.
You may know what you want to work on or you may not, you may just know you want something to change. My role is being the person alongside you, to support you in making sense of challenges in life and making links to previous experiences or needs. This then enables you to learn new ways of being or relating and to thus move forward in life, feeling more empowered and with a greater sense of well being. I believe that change is possible.
I view the therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor to be fundamental to the work. I offer a confidential and safe space for you to explore what is feeling challenging or difficult. I encourage you to come along for an initial session to check whether I am the right person for you to be working with.
I work with all issues.
I am comfortable with working within a set number of sessions or open ended work.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my Counselling training at Leeds University, where I studied the Relational Approach. In my experience all problems have a relational base. As relationships are alive in our present and our past, I work both in the ‘Here and Now’ of everyday life and also linking back to the past, from where some of these relational experiences may have developed.
My previous experience has involved working as a Counsellor at Noah's Ark Centre and Surestart Centres in Halifax, working as a support worker for STAR (surviving trauma after rape), setting up a therapeutic allotment project for Leeds Refugee Council, delivering an educational programme of activities for BCEP (Bradford Community Environment project) and organising and delivering activities for children with a variety of special needs, including physical, emotional and behavioural. I have also worked for Solace, based in Halifax, offering counselling to Refugees and Asylum Seekers.
I have completed additional training including the 'Somatic Trauma Therapy' Course with Babette Rothschild and courses with PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors). I have also trained as a horticultural therapist and am just about to complete a 'Wild Therapy' course.
My richness of experience working within community services, education and the voluntary sector enables me to meet people with openness and without judgement. I am comfortable working with people with a diversity of background, age, gender and nationality. I view my strengths as my capacity to relate and connect with people, which I view as the foundation of the work. Also my reflective capacity,which means I am always growing and learning as a practitioner, which I think enables the work to always be fresh and informed by the individual.
I am experienced in working with many different issues, such as anxiety, depression, feeling sad, relationship issues, low self-esteem, loss and separation, difficulties at work, rape and sexual assault, BiPolar Disorder/Manic Depression, sexual abuse and those listed below
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
An hour session costs between £30 and £40, depending upon what feels affordable and sustainable for you. This sliding scale enables concessions to be available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available to work at Calderdale Chiropractic on Tuesdays between 9am and 9pm and Thursdays between 9am and 5pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|