Sheila Darbey

BA Hons Psychology and Advanced Counselling Practitioner
Manchester, Trafford, M32
07493 196 573 07493 196 573

About me

Hi my Name is Sheila Darbey. I have practiced and taught counselling for the past 20 years. My counselling service is Person Centred, which means that the clients needs are essentially the focus of my work with virtually no preconceived ideas about what you want or need. This is because I believe with my help, the client can identify their own problems and find their solutions to whatever problems or difficulties there may have been or are still currently troubled by.                  

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an Honours Degree in Counselling and Psychology.  I have an ABC  Advanced Diploma in Counselling Theory and Practice. I currently  work as a Private Practitioner and a Lecturer and Trainer for the Level 2,  3 & 4 Diploma in counselling,  including an array of Introductory Courses. Working as a trainer and counsellor in women's refuges and, mentoring programmes in schools, and FE has given me insights into many social and emotional problems such displacement, despair, bullying, isolation, domestic abuse, co-dependency, self harm, eating disorders , toxic  or troubled relationships,  sexual abuse, sexual offenders and substance misuse.

My experience a counsellor has been further enhanced by working for several Drugs and Alcohol Abuse organisations which enabled and supported the service users with issues such a dependency, addiction and harm- reduction again with several clients moving on to volunteering and support work after counselling.

Finally, I would like to describe myself as a dedicated counsellor who is committed to my work and has nothing but positive feedback from clients and organisational partnerships.

Previous Clients Reviews:-

"Counselling has really helped me to understand my thoughts and feeling around anger "

"counselling has given me the opportunity to learn some new coping strategies for my stress and anxiety"

"talking about my abuse from my childhood helped me to let the pain it caused me to heal"

Member organisations


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.

Areas of counselling I deal with


From £25.00 to £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

My fees do depend on income.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Further information

I visit my clients at their homes although I do see clients at my home if I negotiate with the client


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Sheila Darbey

Sheila Darbey