Sheila Darbey

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BA Hons Psychology and Advanced Counselling Practitioner
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Manchester, Trafford, M32
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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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Areas of counselling I deal with


£45.00 - £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Health Assured
  • WPA

Additional information

My fees do depend on income.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

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

Manchester, Trafford, M32

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Sheila Darbey
Sheila Darbey