Justine Sheedy

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PGDiP Integrative, Reg MBACP, LI CBT, MSc Psychology
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Caldicot, Newport, NP26
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

As a qualified and experienced psychotherapist, I can support you with a number of worries and events that may be past or present in your life, maybe you have concerns about what will happen in the future?

I use a variety of different techniques to support you and am able to adapt my approach to suit your needs. 

I have 15 years of experience working for the NHS and in more recent years have worked for MIND mental health charity and Cardiff Metropolitan University. 

Why therapy?

Therapy is used to treat emotional problems and mental health conditions, it involves talking to a trained therapist either 1-1 or in a group, it involves looking deeper into your problems and worries and allows you time, confidential space and guidance to work out ways to solve your worries or issues. Therapy can also help you to deal with troublesome habits either cognitive (thoughts) or behavioural (actions). (CBT*)

Therapy is often to referred to as a listening or talking therapy, this is the case for many types of therapists although, therapists are trained to help you to solve your problems so they may suggest a strategy to help solve your problem or even ways to overcome these difficult emotions and support you to change your attitudes and behaviours.

Often coping strategies are needed to help you calm the overwhelming feelings and emotions and your therapist will be trained to help you find ways to cope with these.

Some therapists use art, music, mindfulness and creativity/play, this is often useful for clients who initially feel unable to express their needs through talking

Training, qualifications & experience

I have more than 15 years of experience working with individuals from very different backgrounds, I currently volunteer for MIND mental health charity and previously worked for a university in South Wales as a specialist mental health mentor.  I have a special interest in relationships and OCD but work with a wide range of difficulties and am able to adapt my approach to best suit your needs. 

  • PG Certificate in Counselling 
  • PGDiP Integrative counselling and Psychotherapy 
  • MSc Psychology 
  • TA101- Transactional analysis 
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 
  • Online counselling - a coronavirus primer 
  • CBT 
  • Counselling Online - BACP competencies for telephone and e-counselling - Serenity Counselling 
  • Trained in groups: (group facilitator)
  • MBCT - mindfulness based cognitive therapy 
  • CBT - stress control 
  • CBT/ACT - acceptance and commitment therapy 
  • DBT- emotional skills regulation
  • Living life to the full - Group

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£85.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£85 -  60-70 minute session for individuals 

Payable within 24 hours of invoice 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am able to offer a flexible service, please contact me if the session you would like is not listed as available. 

Further information

I am able to offer face to face, online on telephone sessions. 

Caldicot, Newport, NP26

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

Wheelchair user friendly, cloakroom facilities available.

Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Spaces
Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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Justine Sheedy
Justine Sheedy