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Prof. Dip. Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

About me

I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist.

HOW MIGHT THERAPY HELP?

I know from experience both how daunting it can feel to be considering therapy, but also how helpful it can be. Having the space and time to talk, feel, think and explore within a safe, confidential, trusting relationship can help you make sense of your experiences. This is often the first important step in healing, meeting life’s challenges, making positive changes and choices, and achieving growth and progress.

HOW DO I WORK?

As an integrative counsellor,  I have been trained in and can draw on different ideas and approaches to support you. I draw particularly on person-centred and existential ideas, and I can offer creative methods of exploration.

​People seek therapy for many different reasons, and I believe every client is a unique individual who deserves to be fully heard, understood and valued. I aim to support and empower clients within a safe therapeutic relationship based on honesty, trust and collaboration. In our sessions, I will help you explore and gain insight into your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and relationships. We will work together to find answers to problems, consider ways of living with difficulties and distress, and move towards achieving what is most important to you.

WHO DO I WORK WITH?

I work with adult clients of all ages and backgrounds. I can offer short and longer term therapy.

My areas of special interest and expertise include:
- Mid-life, menopause and later life issues
- Loss, bereavement and grief
- Relationship difficulties
- Isolation and loneliness
- Anxiety and low mood
- Stress
- Living with chronic conditions
- Appearance concerns
I also have experience working with clients facing the following concerns and difficulties: 
- Insomnia and sleeplessness
- Depression
- Thoughts about death and suicide
- Self-harm.

WHEN AND WHERE AM I AVAILABLE?

I currently offer sessions on Mondays and Fridays, in a comfortable counselling room in the S10 area of Sheffield. The room is on the second floor of a building without lift access. Free parking is available onsite and the room is close to tram and bus stops.

UNFORTUNATELY I AM CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE FOR NEW CLIENTS (updated 17/5/22)

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

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

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Mid-life, menopause, later life issues, thoughts about death and dying, isolation, grief, loss, appearance concerns, stammering, tinnitus

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I charge £40 for a 50 - 60 minute session.
I offer concessionary rates for full-time students and for people who are unemployed or on low incomes

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

UNFORTUNATELY I AM CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE FOR NEW CLIENTS (updated 17/5/22)

Further information

Contact details and further information:
My website is: www.newleafsheffield.com
Email me
Leave me a text message on 07731498185.

Remedy House, 28 Wilkinson Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2GB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

The counselling room is on the top floor of a building which does not have a lift. The building is close to tram and bus stops. There is a free car park.