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Hello, I'm Demi.

Sometimes it might feel like we are not being heard, we all need a little reassurance, to be held, for people to understand where we are at. Our journey through life can feel somewhat uneven and a little bumpy. It can feel as if there's no one to turn to, no one to simply hear you tell your story just as it is, fear they won't see things as you do, try to offer solutions so that you feel better and don't have to experience what you are right now.

You've navigated a lot of stuff to get here right now.

You don't have to do this alone, I'm here to help you

I can offer you space away from those worries, to be you just as you are, to lessen yourself from those difficult and sometimes painful experiences to take off that mask that shows everyone you have it all together. An opportunity to step back to be more able to understand how things are, to feel you have a clearer view and feel more in control. I am committed to supporting you develop the tools you need to move forward feel hopeful about what your journey could look like.

We all need support sometimes, and now might be that time for you

I create a safe environment, tailoring our work together to suit you and your needs. If you are feeling overwhelming by your thoughts and feelings mixed up, want to know yourself better, to be curious about who you are and how your experience of the world has shaped you, the lens you see through,allowing you to feel the expert in your life again.

I work in a purpose built therapy room in the west Midlands and also offer online sessions. I understand and appreciate the importance of finding the right match for you. I offer a no obligation, 20 minute telephone call to chat about how we could work together and what therapy with me may look like. It gives both of us a chance to get to know each other better. A quick chat over the phone means you can see whether you feel a natural 'click'. Please feel free to email me and I'll aim to get back to you within 24 hours

My website can tell you more: www.dstherapy.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy  (BACP) and National Counselling Society (NCS) . This means that I work in line with their guidelines for professional and ethical practice to keep us both safe.

I am a member of Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)

Experience:

I work with people who are facing a variety of difficulties, I have specific experience working with those low self esteem and low self confidence.

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

  • 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)

Training

  • Child protection training
  • Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) training
  • Infant loss training.
  • Directed sand tray workshop
  • Utilizing photography in counselling workshop
  • Training to work online through Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO) provider
  • Dealing with distress : Working with suicide and self - harm

Member organisations

BACP

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.

ACTO

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

Photos & videos

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Sessions are £40 (50 minutes). I offer sessions throughout the week including evenings and weekends

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Sessions are £35 (50 minutes)  I offer sessions throughout the week, evening and weekends

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

Brierley Hill
West Midlands
DY5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Off road parking

Online platforms

VSee
Zoom

Social

Demi Shakespeare

Demi Shakespeare