Sheila Pope

Sheila Pope

Burgess Hill
West Sussex

07792100390 / 07792 100390

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Burgess Hill
West Sussex

07792100390 / 07792 100390

About me

I am passionate about understanding how the jigsaw puzzle pieces of relationships fit together; what happens when we have contact, how does my behaviour impact on you, what effect do you have on me? I want to understand why our puzzle pieces have their particular shape. How do we fit together and what benefits does that fit give us? Counselling is a place to explore these and many other questions; it gives you the chance to find out about yourself, the choices you've made, your relationships with others and with yourself. Once you've discovered more about who you are and how you fit in the picture, you can decide whether you want to redesign your piece of the puzzle.

My summerhouse consulting room is located in a peaceful and secluded rear garden which may be used for creative exercises.  Daytime and some evening appointments are available, also an early Saturday morning appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications are:
-  CPCAB Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling (2002)
BACP Accredited Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (2003) - integrative model
-  Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis Theory (2013)
-  4 years training in Transactional Analysis theory and practice (including a year's psychotherapy training) - exam to be arranged.
I worked for 4 1/2yrs as a volunteer at a hostel for the homeless and have been in private practice since 2007.  I provided the counselling services to clients at a local centre offering support to adults with learning disabilities from Sept 2015 to March 2018.  I have also taken training in Ecotherapy - working in a natural setting outdoors.  This means that clients who wish to work outside may be able to do so. Working in this way, perhaps using creative activities and being aware of what is being experienced somatically (held in the body), can assist, deepen and accelerate the therapeutic work.  These exercises must be carefully considered and will only be arranged if it is thought to be in the best interests of the client.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Ecotherapy - exploring your connection to the natural world.


I charge £20 for an initial assessment session of (50mins); this will enable us to decide if we are comfortable working together.  Further 50min sessions cost £42.

Maps & Directions

Burgess Hill, RH15

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the day. Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7.15pm and Saturday mornings at 9am.

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme
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