Demi Shakespeare - Demi Shakespeare Therapy (Dip.Theraputic Counselling)

Demi Shakespeare - Demi Shakespeare Therapy (Dip.Theraputic Counselling)

Brierley Hill
West Midlands
DY5

07709 962 003

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About me

I'm Demi

I become a therapist because I have experienced my own struggles with self-acceptance and I know how difficult it can be to find support. My own journey through therapy showed me how positive and powerful it can be, the influence it can have on relationships with ourselves and others, as well as our sense of happiness in life.

Do any of these sound familiar for you?

​I feel lost confused and don’t know what to do?
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I feel depressed and anxious and don’t know how I can feel better?

I feel really low and have been feeling like this for too long?

I feel trapped and no one understands me?

I feel all the relationships I am involved in go wrong?

The best investment you can make is in yourself

I help people who want to feel better about themselves by supporting them in being better able to make sense of their experiences. I do this by creating a safe, confidential environment allowing people to share whatever it is that is bothering them.

It is easy to become stuck in unhelpful habits and patterns in the way we think feel and behave. I help you to understand more about the reasons behind this and where difficult feelings or limiting beliefs come from. This developed awareness allows people to reconnect with the resources within them. When feeling overwhelmed it is easy to lose sight of how resourceful they are. I believe this enables people to make changes to the choices they are making

As a therapist I invest my time in helping people to cope and manage life's challenges more effectively, by this I mean supporting you in developing your own ‘toolkit’ so that you can choose the best tool to help you. The aim being at the end of your journey in therapy you will no longer need me to accompany you, feeling more confident, taking your toolkit with you.

Supporting you in developing your own ‘toolkit’ so that you can choose the best tool to help you.

How I work

I know the decision to seek therapy can feel scary and unsettling; particularly when you feel you should be able to cope with whats bothering you without outside help. I have been in a similar position having had my own therapy.

I therefore feel it is my job to put you at ease, by being warm, open and honest.  I not only have empathy but experience of how struggles can influence every aspect of life. Our ability to sleep, appetite, our moods and our response to those around us

The basis of my work is establishing a trusting relationship in an environment that you feel safe, free from any judgement allowing you to explore difficulties, your thoughts and feelings. I know how important this was to me when I was the client

I work  integratively put simply I blend different elements of specific approaches, This means that our work together can be tailored to meet your needs, these are often individual and unique to you and your situation. I work following your direction and helping you to feel comfortable. I work short term and on an open - ended basis; but overall it is you who is in charge

Training, qualifications & experience

Training, Qualifications and experience

  • BSc (Hons) Counselling Psychology Degree
  • Edexcel Therapeutic Diploma (Level 5)
  • NCFE Counselling Skills and Theory (Level 3)
  • NCFE Counselling Skills Training qualifications and experience and Theory (Level 2)
  • NCFE Counselling Skills and Theory (Level 3)
  • NCFE Certificate in Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities (Level 2)
  • NCFE Certificate in Common Health Conditions (Level 2)
  • NCFE Certificate in Awareness of mental health problems (Level 2)
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Continued Professional Development Training

  • Child protection training
  • Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) training
  • Infant loss training.
  • Directed sandtray workshop
  • Utilizing photography in counselling workshop

I have several years experience working for charities both as a volunteer counsellor offering support, comfort and practical support to children and young people in addition to working for a mental health charity as a Mental Health Recovery Worker supporting adults experiencing any levels of stress, distress or anxiety

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Therapies offered

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  • Therapy room

Fees

£35 - 40 per session

I offer a FREE 20 minute call back over the phone.This gives us a chance to discuss how we might work together and for you to decide if you feel I am the right  therapist  for you.

Further information

I believe that we can all face challenging times in life and that it is during these times that we might benefit from a little extra support.Life can sometimes feel like a roller-coaster with ups and downs, twists and turns along the way. The challenges we may face could include depression, anxiety or stress to name a few.

Life does not discriminate and so no one is immune. It is for this reason my practice is fully accessible to those with disabilities, including disabled access and facilities and off – road parking

Maps & Directions

Brierley Hill, DY5

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Off road parking

Availability

  • Daytime Evening Weekends

Types of client

Adults
Older adults