Shelley Stirling Dip.Couns.MBACP
I am an approachable, warm and empathic counsellor and am based between Blandford and Wimborne in a private setting.
Sometimes, situations arise that cause anxiety and worry and we are looking for help to try and resolve them. These issues can make us feel unhappy, even overwhelmed on occasions and have an effect on, not just ourselves, but those around us.
If you wish to reach out and make a positive change in your life, I offer a non-judgmental, safe and confidential environment to explore whatever you wish to talk about. I do recognise, however, that we are all individuals and what works for one may not work for another. I believe it is important as a counsellor to be flexible and supportive and work together to find a way forward.
Each session will last 50 minutes. I am happy to offer an initial free 30 minute session for us to meet up and see if we are comfortable working together and to begin to explore some of the concerns that have brought you to counselling.
Please see below a photo of my counselling room.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists working towards Accreditation.
CPCAB Level 4 - Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Further courses in Mindfulness, Short Term Therapy, Attachment Theory, Psychoactive Substances and Suicide Training.
I am DBS checked (previously CRB)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Childhood bullying
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Photos & videos
Initial free 30 minute session
£35 for 50 minute session
My own life has been enriched with broad work and life experiences, giving me a valuable depth of understanding and knowledge for my counselling work. My recent work has included counselling university students and working with adults, many of whom have had relationship issues, history of abuse, and real concerns with anxiety and depression.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 9am-7pm and Fridays between 9am-1pm.
Types of client