Heather Shipley CBT & Emotional Therapy Ad Dip MFETC MNCS (Accred)
I love being able to help my clients understand why they are feeling like they do and working together to make improvements in their overall wellbeing. I have much experience and success in helping my clients achieve positive change. I have experienced anxiety and depressive issues and decided to re-train as a Counsellor to be able to support others. My counselling space is calm, supportive, non-judgemental and welcoming. We will work at your pace and I can help you see things from a different perspective. I work with clients experiencing a range of issues including: anxiety, feeling sad, depression, low self-esteem, phobias, bereavement, low self-confidence, family issues, affairs and betrayals, separation and divorce, child-related issues, relationship issues and autistic spectrum disorder. I work with adults, young people and couples. I am a therapist who is experienced, accredited, registered, insured and supervised.
Please get in touch for a free friendly chat and learn more about how I can help you.
I work with tools from both CBT (analysing our cognitive thought patterns), Emotional Therapeutic Counselling (how past experiences lead us to certain patterns of behaviour), The Rewind Technique (NLP - reframing past memories into positive memories) and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) to be able to help you work towards a more positive outcome and coping strategies.
My background includes: counselling children, adults and couples, Mentor, Family Support Worker and Teaching Assistant/SEND Nurture Lead.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Virtual Sandtray Training - Healing through Play - Oaklander
- Counsellor Trainer for The Foundation of Emotional Therapeutic Counselling
- Continued Professional Development and Supervision
- Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Workshop - MindBodyBreakthrough
- The Rewind Technique - Dr Muss
- Advanced Diploma in Emotional Therapeutic Counselling
- Youth Mental Health First Aider (Mental Health England)
- Diploma in Emotional Therapeutic Counselling
- Foundation in Emotional Therapeutic Counselling
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Diploma in Counselling for Children and Adolescents
- Volunteer Mentor for Lifespace Trust (www.lifespace.org.uk)
- Volunteer Counsellor for Springfield Mind
- Nurture Group Practitioner - The Theory of Nurture Groups for Nurture Group Network
- 10 years working in a primary school in a SEND pastoral/nurture role
- Member of the Foundation for Emotional Therapeutic Counselling
- Member of the National Counselling Society
- Enhanced DBS checked
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
The Rewind Technique (NLP)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Emotional Therapeutic Therapy
Stratford upon Avon
Separation and divorce
Affairs and betrayals
A free initial telephone/online video call.
£25 for a 30 minute session and £50 for a 60 minute session (£70 for couples).
Concessions offered for
June 2017 Article in The Guardian
For survivors and the bereaved, it’s practical support and empathy that are needed now.
The importance of waiting until grief counselling is acceptable to survivors was also underlined by Heather Shipley, a cognitive behavioural therapist and therapeutic counsellor working with grief and loss. “Right now these people just need time,” she said on Saturday. “Counselling can be fantastic. But people need to be in a place where they feel OK about speaking to someone first.