Cornerstone Counselling & Therapy Centre
Cornerstone provides counselling and psychotherapy for all ages, individuals, couples and families. It is managed by Gail Evans (see separate profile) and Sue Campbell who are both very experienced practitioners and clinical supervisors. Our aim is to be welcoming and to simplify the process of finding a suitable therapist. We know that making the decision to seek help can be worrying and it would be unusual if you were not anxious about it at all. Our trained and friendly reception team aims to help you achieve a good match between your issues and expectations and available therapists, as this can be a confusing process, especially if you have never chosen a therapist before. Not every therapist or therapy is suitable for every individual.
Our Associates are independent, experienced, practitioners covering a wide range of specialisms, in terms of the problems they can help with and the approaches and skills they can offer. We select our Associates carefully and vet their qualifications and that each is a member of a suitable professional body, but they are not employed directly by Cornerstone.
A number of our Associates also are qualified to offer clinical supervision.
We have contracts with some employers to provide employee counselling and receive referrals from medical and other professionals. Some of the Associates are BUPA registered.
We provide a comfortable, and welcoming, environment for you (with free tea and coffee). We always invite and appreciate feedback and are proud of the reputation we have built in the area.
If you've never been for talking therapy before you need to know that sessions are usually 50 minutes, but some types of therapy might need slightly longer sessions. Generally people attend weekly, but this can vary or change over time as you make progress. Your therapist will discuss with you things like confidentiality and what therapy involves. Please see our website, or speak to our friendly reception team, for more information.
Training, qualifications & experience
All our therapists are members of relevant professional bodies that meet the government's Professional Standards Authority requirements. For example, this includes training standards, annual requirements for continuing professional development, insurance and clinical supervision. Specific qualifications vary according to the chosen approach and specialisms of individual therapists. They are all experienced in their relevant fields and our reception team is very experienced and includes staff with counselling qualifications.
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Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling we deal with
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Equine therapy
As our Associates are independent practitioners they each set their own fees, and these vary dependent on their qualifications and experience. Please ask the reception team when you make contact and they can give you specific details to help you in your choice of therapist.
Cornerstone is normally able to offer appointments within a week. There is greater demand for evening appointments, so if you can come in the day or at the weekend you are likely to be seen more quickly. Some specialist therapists may have a waiting list and take a little longer to arrange.
The centre is open 7 days a week from 8.30 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.
You can refer yourself or be referred, but we prefer to make appointments with you direct so you can discuss your needs and we can help you choose a therapist from those available.
You can telephone 0114 267 8613 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (there is also an enquiry form via the website).
Reception is open Monday to Friday, normally 11.00 - 7.00 and if the line is busy you can leave a message for us to call you back.
Outside the above office times calls and emails are picked up remotely (by a real person!). If the line is busy or temporarily unavailable please leave a message about how we can best get back to you (phone number, time, who to ask for, and if privacy is an issue when we call back).
Maps & Directions
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We can offer appointments throughout the week including evenings.
Types of client