Hi, I'm Sheila, an experienced qualified Member of the BACP.
I truly believe that no matter who you are or where you are from, at some stage in your life you will experience difficulties and therapy can make all the difference.
There are many issues that can feel overwhelming e.g. depression, anxiety, relationships to name but a few and I know it can feel quite scary taking that first step talking to someone you don't know. However, you will find that I am really easy to talk to, professional and have a wealth of knowledge and experience.
My aim is to make a difference and have a positive impact on your well-being.
I am a genuine, caring and empathic person who can offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space for you to explore your issues and together we will be able to find the best way forward for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced therapist/counsellor. I use a Person Centred/Humanistic Existential approach and I have been counselling since 2006 and fully qualified in 2011. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work within the BACP’s Ethical Framework.
I have worked in Further Education for over fourteen years, counselling both staff and students and have gained experience of dealing with a vast array of issues. I have worked with clients from many different cultures and age groups ranging from 16 to 60+ which has enhanced my knowledge and skills.
I also have a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management which I have found useful in my therapy work particularly when working with a client who is perhaps experiencing stress/anxiety around work related issues.
- Diploma in PTSD Counselling
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Post Graduate Diploma in HRM
- Brief Solution Focussed Therapy
- Certificate in On-line and Telephone counselling
I ensure I keep up-to-date with my skills/knowledge and attend various training sessions as part of my continual professional development. I have just successfully completed a Certificate in On-line and Telephone counselling.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 for a one hour session.
The first session will last approximately 90 mins, and all sessions thereafter will be 60 minutes, the fee will remain the same for all sessions.
My practice is situated in a discrete setting, affording a modern, bright, comfortable therapy room. It is easily accessible either by car or public transport and is actually within walking distance of Cardiff Bay and the City Centre.
The feedback I have received from clients working in either of these areas is that they find it useful having their therapy session during their working day or at the end of their working day thereby missing the rush hour traffic.