Hello, my name is Sheleen and I work as a counsellor and psychotherapist based in the Pelsall area.
Low-cost supervision- if you are interested, please contact me to check availability.
You may be wondering if counselling is for you? Maybe you have been struggling for some time and have reached a point in your life where you want to address the challenges you are facing?
Counselling offers a space for you to explore these difficulties. Whether that be anxiety or generalised anxiety disorder, depression, panic attacks or a panic disorder, relationship issues, family issues, phobias, or maybe you are experiencing feelings of sadness or other difficult emotions. Whatever your circumstances, counselling may be the place where you can have time and space to explore, and where awareness can develop to help you face these difficulties.
I understand that the idea of counselling may be daunting especially if you have not had counselling before, and even if you have, it can still be challenging meeting a new counsellor for the first time.
Our first session would be a time where we would explore what brings you to counselling. We would also explore whether you would like to work with me as your counsellor and for me to discuss whether I think I can offer you what you need from counselling.
As a therapist I work in a way where I support you to become more aware of the choices that you have, so that you can use your own autonomy to develop and work through your difficulties. Together, we will work towards achieving what you are looking for.
I work as an integrative therapist meaning that I base my understanding as a counsellor on a number of different theories and modalities, and integrate them to help you achieve what you want from counselling.
I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, welcoming, confidential, supportive and non-judgemental environment. This can be a space where you can relax and get in touch with yourself.
I am a registered member of the BACP and I abide by their code of ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
My counselling training started in 2006. I have been working as a therapist since 2011, and have over fifteen years experience of therapy, which includes, personal development, training courses, counselling and continued professional development.
I have experience working with anxiety/depression, work-related concerns, bereavement, rape, sexual violence, trauma and other concerns that individuals face that may make day-to-day living feel like a struggle or challenge.
I have experience working with issues that have recently developed, as well as working with issues that have been present in a person's life over a number of years, sometimes going as far back as childhood.
Qualifications and Continued Professional Development
- Introduction to Counselling (2006)
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills- Level 2 (2006)
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies- Level 3 (2007)
- BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy- at Sherwood Psychotherapy Institute and Coventry University (2010-2013)
- Rape and Sexual Violence Training
- CPD Workshop- Attachment Theory
- CPD Workshop- Relational Living Body Psychotherapy
- CPD Workshop- Working with Relational Trauma
- CPD Workshop- The Attuned Therapist
- CPD- Working with Addiction: Underlying Causes
- CPD- Online resource: Safeguarding and managing risk through digital media (BACP: April 2020)
- How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer (Open University: May 2020)
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have recently completed a Diploma in Clinical Supervision and am offering a limited number of low cost supervision spaces. If you are interested, please telephone or email.
£50.00 per session
Counselling and Psychotherapy- the assessment appointment and all further therapy appointments are charged at £50 for fifty minutes.
Supervision- I have currently completed a Diploma in clinical supervision at the Sherwood Institute and am offering a number of low cost supervision sessions. The fee is £20 for an hour, this is for six sessions. The fee will increase to £35 for an hour after the sixth session. The fee will then increase to £50 for an hour when qualified.
I offer appointments Tuesday and Thursday, mornings and afternoons, and Wednesdayafternoons. My latest appointment is 5pm.
I work in an therapy room based in High Heath, Pelsall. The room is located on the ground floor, however please note, there is a step to access the therapy room.
There is ample road parking and a small off road layby where you can also park.
The therapy practice is accessible by bus. You can plan your journey by going to: http://journeyplanner.networkwestmidlands.com
If you would like to book an appointment, would like to talk about therapy or have any questions, please either call me on my mobile or send me an email. If you reach my answerphone, please leave me a message and I will return your call as soon as I can.