Shanna Lancaster Dip Couns. MBACP reg.
The thought of therapy can often be a daunting prospect to consider and choosing the right counsellor is the important decision to make on this journey. People look for counselling for many different reasons, whether it be to work through some emotional problems or when they are experiencing difficulty that they are struggling to work through on their own. Working as a counsellor and a coach I work with people who experience low moods and / or depression, loss, addictions, anxiety, anger, ADHD, experiencing domestic abuse, trauma and low self esteem.
I have many year’s experience working within the substance misuse sector, experience working in doctor’s surgeries, women’s refuge and also privately. I value individual difference, integrity, honesty and strongly believe people can be empowered to find their own answers.
My empathic and warm approach enable’s you to explore any difficulties in a non-judgmental and accepting environment. An environment that allows the opportunity to talk about any issues you may want to bring. Talking can help you learn more about yourself or help you make sense of your thoughts and feelings, enabling you to see things from a different perspective and feel better able to move onwards more positively. I am not a fixer and I don’t have all the answers, I know that I can sit with people in chaos, I can work with stuckness and am not afraid to walk into a dark place with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP), adhering to their Code of Practice and Ethics. I engage in monthly supervision and continuous professional development.
- NVQ Level 5 leadership and Management for Adult Social Care
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Counselling skills
- Level 2 certificate in counselling concepts
- Level 2 in Recognising and Responding to Domestic Abuse
- Mindfulness Life Coaching Diploma
- Facilitator in Group Work
- Enhanced risk management
- Safeguarding Adults under the Care Act 2014
- Safeguarding Children
- Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
- Mental Capacity Act
- Awareness of Drug and Alcohol
- Anger Management
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Phone / email enquiries are non - chargeable, I will reply as soon as I am able to.
Fees are payable at the start of the session. Each session lasts for 50 minutes and is chargeable at £40 per session
£25 for students who require counselling as part of their counselling course.
I offer both short & long term one to one counselling support
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays and Evenings
Types of client