Who am I?
I am Sheryl and I practice Person Centered Therapy. I live in a village called Fenwick just outside Kilmarnock. I live with my husband and children. You can find out more about me on line.
What do I do?
I help clients with many different conditions including depression, anxiety and bereavement. I help adults, young people and children. I work from my home in Fenwick and from an address in Newton Mearns near Glasgow. IIf you cannot travel remote appointments are available. I am experienced in using Skype, Zoom and other online platforms. I provide person centered therapy which is essentially helping my clients to feel better about themselves and their lives.
What experience do I have?
I have wide and varied experience in this field. I am a qualified teacher and foster carer in addition to my Counselling Qualifications. I enjoy working with children and young people and draw on my teaching and caring experience. I enjoy working with adults and draw on my extensive life experience of helping people.
Why am I a counsellor?
I became a counsellor to realise a life long ambition to really listen to others. As a teacher and then an HR Manager I spent a lot of time listening and helping both children and adults. The knowledge I acquired during my recent time at University cemented this dream and turned it into a reality.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Following leaving school I attended Caledonia University where I gained a BA ( hons) Social Sciences. In my final year I majored in Psychology and my desire to find out more about people began.
- I then went to Jordanhill College of Education where I gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Education.
- I changed career to HR Manager and worked in Retail for 25 years.
- I went back to University and gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Person Centered Counselling.
- I enjoyed the experience so much I returned again and gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centered Counselling as well.
- I worked as a foster carer for 5 years and currently still have voluntary involvement.
- I am currently a school counsellor in a Scottish Secondary school.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I enjoy working with children and young people. As a foster carer I have a lot of knowledge and experience to draw from.
I am available to see children within the school environment and would be happy to liaise with your child's school to discuss this further.
Most of the children I work with suffer from anxiety and/or panic attacks related to the complications of growing up in a world full of technology and high attainment expectations.
£40 per hour.
I offer concessions where appropriate.
Home visits incur a rate of £50 per session.
Can I please ask for 24 hours notice of any cancellations?
Most clients come for between 8 and 12 sessions. An 8 session block is £250, a 12 session block is £400 = both offers are for day time appointments at either address.
If I don't reply to your email within 24 hours I may not have received it as it has landed in my spam folder. Please send me a text on 0789 106 3250 and I will get back to you.