Sheila Anderson Registered MBACP Accredited

Sheila Anderson  Registered MBACP Accredited

Co Down
BT24 8DP

07545311982 / 07545311982

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About me

How can counselling help you?

Sometimes in life we can find our self experiencing relationship issues, challenging life events and emotional difficulties that are difficult cope with alone. I am a registered and Accredited  counsellor with the BACP with 16 yrs experience of counselling adults and children experiencing such times in their lives.
I appreciate that taking the step to seek out a counsellor can be a daunting thing for most people, whether it is for themselves or their child. I value the uniqueness and worth of every individual and provide professional and confidential counselling that will put you or your child at the centre of the process. My counselling approach is called Integrative, which is where different counselling approaches such as Creative, CBT and others are blended throughout the process. A way of working together that is tailored to your individual needs.
Counselling offers a therapeutic relationship where difficulties can be explored and processed enabling you to feel strengthened and better able to cope with life's challenges. Because I understand that coming to counselling and opening up to another person can be a difficult and even, at times, an emotionally painful process I always seek to provide warmth, acceptance and a non-judgemental counselling relationship in line with the BACP ethical framework.
My counselling experience with individual adults and with children in a school's counselling service has been in addition to many years experience as a qualified Nurse and also years as a Teaching Assistant working with children with special needs in mainstream schools. I also have counselling experience in a special school and am able to adapt how I work if a client finds verbal communication challenging. I work using creative and play-based approaches especially when working with children. I have also completed specialist training in anger management.

what to expect in the first session?

Once you have emailed through counselling directory or contacted me by phone I will arrange an appointment for the first session and send you an assessment form to complete. This initial assessment session is where you can find out more about how counselling works and give some background about what has led you to seek counselling. It is also a chance for you to find out whether you will feel comfortable talking to me. If you are seeking help for your child then this initial session can be a joint parent/child one to enable you both to meet with me and explore the counselling process.

I offer face to face counselling within a private, discrete  setting in my own dedicated counselling room in Ballynahinch, Co Down. If you are interested do get in touch by phone or email and ask for an initial assessment session to find out if this is the right way forward for you (or your child).

Training, qualifications & experience

MBACP (accred)

Post Qualifying Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy-CPCAB

Post Qualification Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People - CPCAB

Foundation Degree of Science: Counselling - University of Ulster with Distinction

16 years counselling experience both with adults and also counselling within a school counselling service.

15years Nursing experience

8years Teaching Assistant experience with young people with Learning difficulties, ASD, Down's syndrome,    
                                                                                                  Dyslexia, ADHD, etc

RGN - The Royal London Hospital

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

play and creative based therapy as required.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Special Needs
Health Issues


  • (initial assessment £20)
  • thereafter £40 for 50 minutes.
  • concession available for counselling students obtaining personal therapy hours

Further information

appointments available outside normal work/school hours

Maps & Directions

Ballynahinch, BT24 8DP

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Availability for evening, day time and some Saturday appointments in Ballynahinch, Co Down.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am enrolled in training/studying the CPCAB level 6 supervisor's qualification and would like a  supervisee who is working with children and young people.

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