Shelley Thompson, Prof Lev 5 Dip. MBACP.
Sometimes life can be overwhelming. This can present itself in many ways; Depression, anxiety, loss of hope, feeling lost. These feelings can manifest themselves in confusing, unconscious, habitual behaviour or a sense of internal conflict. Sometimes we feel stuck, trapped and unable to move forward.
Counselling creates an contained space with vital components for personal growth within a safe, nurturing setting. Inviting clients to explore their internal world, increase their self awareness, while feeling supported through the process. This can make way for real, meaningful change and clarity.
My name is Shelley, I am a genuine, trustworthy, compassionate person. Who is dedicated to providing a safe, non-judgemental, confidential and supportive environment. I work with my clients with empathy to gain an understanding of their experiences, to enable them to feel heard and held through what can be very difficult emotions. I work with clients to help them to access their inner resources, helping them plant seeds for growth or light at the end of the tunnel. I'm an experienced counsellor/ psychotherapist who delivers a warm, professional and affordable service.
I am an integrative counsellor; which means I work with several modalities:
Exploration of conscious and unconscious material. Childhood experience.
Unpicking thought and behaviour patterns.
Providing a safe space, for self actualisation
As a believer in the saying 'one size does not fit all' and an insight into just how unique and individual peoples needs, circumstance, history and perception can be. It can be beneficial to clients to be flexible in approach and work with what fits the client.
I can offer long or short term counselling.
I also can provide home visits where needed.
Telephone counselling available.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor an have a level 5 professional diploma in therapeutic counselling.
NCFE level 2 certificate in counselling skills and theory
NCFE level 3 certificate in counselling skills and theory
I have some extra training in resolving panic attacks an PTSD - fusion therapeutic coaching.
As well as private practice. I am volunteer one to one counsellor within a residential rehabilitation centre and have experience of working with a diverse client base - with a wide range of difficulties.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Relatives of substance abusers
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Other therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
At Seedling you will be offered a free 30 minute meet and greet session. Giving clients the opportunity to make an informed choice, with the option of meeting me and experiencing a glimpse of what might be expected from therapy. This is a no obligation session.
Fees are on a sliding scale, depending on individual circumstance.
£20-45 per 50 minute session
I am a full member of the British association for counsellors and psychotherapists and I adhere to their code of ethics and principles.
I am committed to my continuing professional development. I attend regular supervision to ensure safe practice.
I have adequate insurance.
Seedlings are based in a comfortable, private counselling room. With parking available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Available week days and evenings 9.30 am-8.30 pm. Also available weekends daytime 10 am -4 pm. Home visits are available from 10 am-8.30 pm.
Types of client