Demi Shakespeare Therapy (MBACP)
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?
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
- Training to work online through Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO) provider
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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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£35 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.
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
- Daytime Evening Weekends
Types of client