Heather Kerry MBACP, BA Psych Hons
My counselling approach is humanistic and integrative and my warmth will assist you to talk openly about your feelings and emotions. I am non-judgemental, trustworthy and genuine and this will enable a collaborative working relationship to develop between us. I am not here to tell you what to do but rather I will support you to make your own choices along the way.
I have enormous respect for each client's unique individuality and personal qualities, abilities, experiences and knowledge. And through both my studies and personal life experience, I acknowledge the cyclical nature of psychological, emotional and physical health.
As well as supporting Individual clients, I also provide Counselling for Couples.
Reasons to Seek Couples Counselling:
Communication problems, abuse, an affair, separation, consideration of a divorce, co-existence, inability to resolve differences, staying together for the sake of children.
Potential Benefits of Couples Counselling such as learning how to:
Communicate better, Argue in a healthier way, Resolve conflict and solve problems productively, Express painful emotions appropriately, State your needs clearly, Work through unresolved issues, Negotiate for change.
What to Expect in Couples Counselling:
Equal time and attention and respect for your individuality
Help to decide what the future may hold for each one of you, and you as a couple
A safe judgement free environment to identify and communicate issues, feelings and behaviours that are bothering you, and facilitate understanding and positive change
Encouragement to explain your concerns, understand each other better, explore whether there is still hope or whether to end your relationship, talk to each other more, identify your wants and needs and get to know yourself better, identify what already works well in your relationship, heal and move on from hurts, identify your own individual resources and how to use them, explore the impact of ending your relationship, both negatives and positives
Training, qualifications & experience
- Professionally trained and qualified with Sheffield Hallam University which is a BACP accredited counselling course and I receive regular supervision
- A member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
- Diploma in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with Distinction 2016
- Diploma in Couples Counselling with Distinction 2013
- Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Distinction 2012
- Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling 2010
- First Class BA (Honours) Psychology degree 2007
- Certificate in Counselling Skills 2006
- First Class BA Human Sciences degree 2002
I have voluntary counselling experience at:
Sheffield MIND, which were long term contracts,
North Derbyshire Women's Aid supporting victims of abuse
and Sheffield Central Health Clinic supporting clients with reproductive issues. This involved solution focused brief therapy.
Until recently I worked for Brake the road safety charity as a help-line operator which involved supporting people traumatically bereaved and/or injured in road crashes.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
People who have been traumatically bereaved and injured in road crashes
I am a registered member of the BACP
In Couples counselling I support you with your Communication problems, Relationship Issues, Abuse, An affair, Separation/Divorce, Co-existence, Inability to resolve differences, Staying together for the sake of the children.
And I help you to Resolve conflict and solve problems productively, Negotiate for change, State your needs clearly, Deciding what the future holds as individuals or a couple.
Couples counselling allows you to explain your concerns, Understand each other better, Explore whether there is still hope or whether to end your relationship, Talk to each other more, Identify your wants and needs and get to know yourself better, Identify what already works well in your relationship
Issues that frequently arise include; Compatibility, Compromise, Healing and moving on from hurts, Identifying your own individual resources and how to use them, Exploring the impact of ending your relationship, both negatives and positives
- £40.00 for individuals
- £60.00 for Couples
There is ample free car parking at the premises.
I am conveniently situated at Norton, Sheffield near the main A61 route out of Sheffield, close to Graves Park, with easy links to Sheffield City Centre, Dronfield and Chesterfield.
Residential areas near-by include; Bradway, Totley, Greenhill, Beauchief, Woodseats, Norton, Lowedges, Jordanthorpe, Meersbrook, Heeley, Gleadless, Nether Edge, Millhouses, Dronfield, Dronfield Woodhouse and Unstone
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays 9 am until 8 pm, Wednesdays from 9 am until 8 pm. And Tuesday evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|