My name is Cheryl Forshaw and I am a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.
I have a huge passion for helping people of all diversities and their mental wellbeing. My personal philosophy is to always act with sensitivity and integrity, be mindful of the BACP Ethical Framework, and take a non-judgemental approach with all of my clients.
I carry out both long and short term Adult Psychotherapeutic Counselling (sometimes called 'talking therapies') and I use an integrative approach which means that the therapy is tailored to your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - Attained with the Northern Guild Psychotherapy and Counselling.
Three and a half years experience of working within a North East NHS GP setting.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
£10.00 for initial session, then £40 per hour session. I offer an hourly session opposed to the usual 50 minutes and can give you the option of working in blocks of 6 sessions, so you are able to understand the overall cost.
When you come to see me you will find the process to be very relaxed, clear and transparent; in your initial session I will carry out an evaluation to help explore your needs and then we will agree a plan for the period ahead. This can help you understand your progress throughout your journey, including your goals for each stage.
With the freedom to be creative and adapt the therapy to your individual needs and preferences, my focus is to help individuals heal, energise, and become aware of their inner strengths.
I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and working together to achieve your goals. Treatment can vary from guided meditation to creative therapy such as the use of a sand tray.
I promise to be there for you every step of your journey. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.