Sheila Darbey BA Hons Psychology and Advanced Counselling Practitioner
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"
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
My fees range from approximately "£20 - £30" although my fees do depend on income.
I'm available evenings and weekends
I visit my clients at their homes although I do see clients at my home if I negotiate with the client