Shona McLean BA (Hons) Dip. Couns. MBACP Registered.
Alder Tree Therapy House
How counselling can help
Life's journey can be difficult at times and we can experience many challenges along the way. As an experienced counsellor, I offer a safe and confidential space where we can work together to explore whatever is happening for you and find the best way forward.
My counselling approach is Person Centred/ Integrative. This means I am able to combine techniques from different therapies in a Person Centred way to meet your individual needs and personal circumstances - tailoring the therapy to you.
I have worked as a Volunteer Counsellor for Doncaster Mind/ Changing Lives and bereavement counselling service Doncaster Cruse and a Placement Counsellor for Sheffield NHS Workplace Wellbeing. I now work in my own private practice.
My experience includes working with adults who present with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, low self esteem, self injury, relationship difficulties, bereavement and loss, anger, sexual, physical, mental and emotional abuse and work related issues.
I work from two comfortable, modern and fully accessible counselling spaces with free car parking on Bennetthorpe, just outside Doncaster town centre and the village of Armthorpe. I am also able to work with clients over the phone & online.
Sessions for clients 18 and over are available face to face, telephone and online on Monday and Thursday daytime, evenings and Saturdays. Each session lasts one hour and we can explore together the number of sessions required.
First counselling sessions can seem daunting. I offer a free initial telephone consultation giving you an opportunity to find out more about how counselling may be of benefit.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and work to its code of ethics. I have full liability insurance.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) (First Class) in Counselling Solutions
Counselling Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Studies
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Introduction to Counselling Skills
Visual Impairment Awareness Training - The Partially Sighted Society
Awareness in Bereavement Care: The Foundation Course through Cruse Bereavement Care
CEOP Thinkuknow Training Event
Sudden and Traumatic Death Training Course through Cruse Bereavement Care
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
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Initial telephone consultation free
Individual one hour sessions £35.00
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Face to face, telephone and online sessions available Monday and Thursday daytime, evenings and Saturdays.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|