Sheila Darbey BA Hons Psychology and Advanced Counselling Practitioner

Sheila Darbey BA Hons Psychology and Advanced Counselling Practitioner


0161 222 9813 / 07884959715

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About me

Hi my Name is Sheila Darbey. I have practised and taught counselling for the past 15 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 help, the client can identify their own problems and find solutions to whatever problems or difficulties they may have been are still currently troubled by.                      

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an Honours Degree in Psychology specializing in child psychology. I trained at North Trafford and Manchester College I have an Advanced Diploma in Counselling Theory and Practice. I currently  work as an Adult Education Lecturer for Manchester College Adult Education Service I was a trainer for the Leve 3 Diploma .in counselling including many Introductory Courses. Working as a trainer and counsellor in women's refugesand,mentoring programmes in schools has given me insights into many social and emotional problems such displacement, isolation, domestic abuse,co-dependency, self harm, eating disorders , toxic 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 counsellibg.

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

"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



My fees range from approximately "£20 - £30" although my fees do depend on income.

Further information

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

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M32

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I'm available evenings and weekends

Types of client

Young people
Older adults