It is far from unhealthy to seek counselling when you feel unable to work through problems alone. Although counselling can seem a difficult journey at first, it can help to give you the confidence and skills needed to challenge old behavioural patterns, or to simply have some space to talk about your feelings where you feel accepted and not judged in any way.
As a qualified Integrative Counsellor, my experience includes working for Bexley and Greenwich Resource for Alcohol, and for Family Matters (counselling adult/child survivors of sexual abuse). I have also worked in the NHS and private care sector, which has given me the discipline and grounding now integral in my practice. I have been working in private practice at The Centre for Counselling, Training and Therapy since 2001 as well as my continuing work for Family Matters.
My practice is based upon an integrative approach, whereby I combine various counselling therapies (including CBT) and use them to meet the individual needs of each client, helping with problems such as:
- anxiety & depression
- loss and bereavement
- low self-esteem
- relationship difficulties
- work-related stress
- sexual abuse
Training, qualifications & experience
1996 - Introduction To Counselling
1997 - RSA in Counselling Skills
1999 - 2001 - Diploma in Integrative Counselling
2008 - Diploma in Supervision
2001- 2003 - Bexley & Greenwich Resource for Alcohol- Providing one to one counselling for clients with alcohol problems
2009 - SABAT (Sexual Abuse Awareness Training)
2014 - Certificate In Couples Counselling
2015- Mindfulness Training
2018 - Further training in Transactional Analysis
2000-to 2015 - Family Matters - Counselling adult and child survivors of sexual abuse/assault.
2002 to date - Private Practice
2008 - to date - Supervising Counsellors in practice (trainees and qualified) as per BACP guidelines.
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
I offer counselling at £55 per 50 minute session for individuals, £60 for couples, and offer a free telephone assessment before making an appointment.
Low cost counselling sessions can be negotiated in special circumstances.
Supervision £50-£70 (dependent on supervision requirements).
Please feel free to browse my website: www.sherylwhytecounselling.co.uk
Monday and Tuesday daytime/evenings (9am-9pm) Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons (10am-2pm)
I am a Registered Member MBACP (Accredited).