About me

About me

I believe that warmth, trust, safety and genuineness are essential in the counselling relationship. I strive to encourage and empower clients to establish their goals. Valuing difference and individuality I may draw from a number of approaches to best fit the person or the presenting issue. I believe counselling is collaborative and therefore encourage and value feedback and client goals to guide the pace and direction of the work.

I believe in an individual’s potential and drive for positive change and in their own vast resources. I support clients to feel empowered and begin to direct the change they seek.

Changes however can sometimes occur without choice -events and life may bring times of loss, distress, self-doubt, a feeling of 'being alone' or simply 'questioning.' Counselling can offer a space to be heard, to explore without judgement or to process events or feelings. Though it can feel a big step and sometimes challenging, it may also help to enhance self-awareness, understanding and self-compassion and begin to create the possibility for different choices, a sense of direction or simply self-acceptance.

I offer short or longer term therapy to adults ranging from 18 years and above.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a nurse background  which I believe gradually led me towards my work as a counsellor and developed my interest in the connection between mind and body.

I am guided by the ethical framework of both BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the National Counselling Society (NCS) and attend regular supervision and CPD (Continuing professional development).

As well as private practice I have gained experience in voluntary settings. These include university and college counselling services and a domestic abuse service where collectively, issues have included bereavement, relationship difficulties, self -esteem, confidence and trust issues, anxiety, trauma and depression.

  • Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy(Accredited by the National Counselling Society)
  • Certificate in Foundations of Counselling (Accredited by the National Counselling Society)
  • BA(Hons) Nursing Studies
  • CPD includes:
  • Trauma focused therapy- Phase 1 work
  • Building better therapeutic relationships
  • Bereavement training
  • Domestic violence
  • The Power of Personal History (2021)
  • Mental Health and the body-Trauma training (2021)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I offer  telephone or online counselling

Fees

From £25.00 to £40.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I am currently offering telephone , online and face to face counselling sessions.

Fees are:

£20-Initial meeting

Subsequent sessions, £40 per 50 minute session; limited availability -sessions at £25.00 for clients who are unwaged.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Saturdays,  Monday morning and evening, Wednesday afternoon and evenings, Tuesday early evening. Face to face sessions are limited to Mondays and Saturdays currently.

Further information

I am currently offering counselling sessions via Zoom or telephone and some limited face to face sessions.

Currently face to face sessions take place at:

Wellspring Complimentary Health Centre, 22a Holme Lane, Sheffield 6, near Hillsborough Corner. It is close to tram and bus stops and can be accessed by car, with street parking available.

Enquires can be made via phone or email.

Wellspring Complimentary Health Centre
22a Holme Lane
Hillsborough
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S6 4JQ

Knowle House
4 Norfolk Park Road
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S2 3QE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Key details

Just to note there are steps up to the Wellspring rooms.

Online platforms

Zoom
Deborah Taylor

Deborah Taylor