Hello, I'm Shelley Dip.Couns,BSc (Hons)
I started my journey helping young people many years ago in a primary school (which I am still at). I loved the work I do with young people and also their parents. I was so interested in what makes people tick, that I decided to enrol on a Psychology and counselling degree, then completed a special Educational Needs Qualification before achieving my diploma in counselling.
I have a wealth of experience with young people and thoroughly enjoying all the aspects of counselling them and helping young people feels like a real privilege, people trusting me with their most confidential stuff.
Talking over issues we struggle to manage with someone who listens, is fundamental to achieving our full potential. If we carry our issues around with us and do not give ourselves or our loved ones the chance to express how we feel, we will never feel free to take on opportunities that are offered, move forward and fulfil our hopes and dreams.
I aim to offer your young person the space to access their wisdom, believing that they are the expert in their life so they will be able to recognise what they need to heal themselves. I always aim to Listen in a non-judgemental way enabling all young people who come to me to feel confident enough to resolve issues and difficult situations whilst also feeling supported along their journey.
I am a registered member of The National Counselling Society.
When you first decide to come to me for counselling we can meet initially so you can decide if counselling is for you, or to help you decide if I am the right person to support your needs. Or you can, if you wish chat on the phone to check these things out.
If you feel that you are comfortable with me we can have an initial session, whereby I will try to get an understanding of your needs and make a plan of how many sessions you may need, this can range for just a few, to more long term, it is totally up to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP- Accredited Registrant
AIM Awards level 4 and 5 in Therapeutic Counselling - 2019
BSc psychology and counselling- 2015
Special Educational Needs qualification - 2017
I am a person centred therapist, aiming to offer all my clients, warmth and understanding. I have worked with both adults and children for over 14 years’ as a pastoral leader in a school, before becoming a fully qualified counsellor. I aim to work with all my clients to help you to rediscover a sense of wellbeing and peace.
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
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