Sheila Crabb Registered & Accredited Counsellor - Domestic Abuse Educator
Do you feel that life is difficult for you right now? Are you feeling as though you are getting to crisis point? Or, do you simply feel the need to understand yourself better? It's during these times that it can help to talk to someone outside of our immediate family and friends, someone who's a trained and an impartial professional.
For many different reasons we can find experiences or aspects of our lives very difficult to understand or deal with; sometimes life can feel overwhelming, and it takes immense courage to begin the work of understanding the things that are unsettling us so it's really important to choose a counsellor that is right for you so that you can feel comfortable enough to discuss your thoughts and feelings in confidence, without being judged.
When we don't get what we needed emotionally or physically as a child, we may still retain some or all of those unmet needs into our adulthood and still try to get them satisfied in many different ways, as if we still retained that child within us. If we can identify those unmet needs we can then begin to meet them ourselves, we can begin to stop looking to others for them to meet that unmet need. Counselling can help in this process to identify what needs were unmet and then to begin to understand ourselves better.
I am an empathic, impartial and trained counsellor and I am both a Registered and Accredited counsellor and I am able to listen to you in a non-judgemental way within a safe, confidential environment and to work with you at your own pace to help you to develop a better understanding of yourself, how your relationship has developed with others, or to explore difficult feelings and circumstances, and for you to find your own solutions.
I can offer either short-term or longer-term therapy.
I call my counselling service "Waythrough Counselling", because as a client you will be embarking on a journey which will involve increasing your own self awareness which may at times may feel uncomfortable, but it is a valuable learning space to find your own "waythrough".
I gained by L4 Diploma in 2010 and my counselling approach is "integrative" which means that I use various counselling approaches to inform me in my work with you. I have gained considerable experience and I have volunteered and worked within different agency settings, both in both Dartford (where I was a counsellor and also assisted the Agency Manager in the running of the agency) and Croydon where I gained considerable experience of working with clients with a multicultural setting.
I am passionate about improving access to counselling and when I lived in Croydon I began a low cost counselling service and developed a small team of counsellors to help meet the shortfall in mental health provision and to make talking therapies more available and affordable.
Also, to ensure you receive the best possible service from me, I maintain monthly Professional Supervision (which is confidential). I also undergo regular Continual Professional Development throughout the year.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative) and I have gained considerable counselling experience since qualifying in 2010.
I am an Registered & Accredited Counsellor with ACC.
Freedom Programme Facilitator and Domestic Abuse Educator.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am a trained Freedom Programme Facilitator.
Photos & videos
I currently charge £35 for a 50 min appointment but from 1st April this will rise to £40 per session.
I do offer some concessionary rates (depending on circumstances).
Reduced rate for Counselling Students of £25 per session
I undergo regular Continuous Professional Development and listed below are some of the subjects covered:
Child Protection Training
Transactional Analysis for Counsellors - Roger Day PTSTA (Psychotherapist), UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
Creative Techniques for Counsellors - Roger Day PTSTA (Psychotherapist), UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
Self-harm, Self-care and the Way Between - Dr Maggie Turp
The Impact of External Traumatic Causation in Mental Distress - Diana Birkett & Andrew Jenkins
Working with Suicidal Clients - Brenda Hutchison, Psychotherapist
The Physicality of the Self - Dr Maggie Turp
A New Model for Understanding Grief - Dr Bill Webster
Shame About the Body, Shame in the Body - Dr Phil Mollon
Bereavement and Loss Awareness - Dr Bill Webster
Exploring Our Shadow Side - Peer Group
Releasing the Researcher Within - Professor John McLeod
A Counsellor's Use of Research & Outcome Measures - Peer Group
Are and Science on the Brain - Ruby Wax
Research is for All - Professor Sue Wheeler
Talking about Depression - Dr Cathy Wield & Phil Wield
Stress & Depression - Risq Animasaun, Croydon BME Forum
Living with the Dominator - training in Domestic Violence/Abuse
Freedom Programme Facilitator's Training
Please look at my website for any further information.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work: Tuesday 10am - 8pm / Wednesday 10.0pm - 8pm / Thursday 1.30pm - 8pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|