BA (Hons), MBACP
Creating a Way Forward
I work with adults and young people offering a supportive, confidential safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings in order to empower you to live a more fulfilling life. I will listen carefully, empathetically and without judgement.
I will strive to provide you with a relationship where you will feel safe to talk openly and honestly about your inner most thoughts and feelings in a confidential and secure environment. Hopefully the therapeutic relationship that we will build will allow you to understand yourself better. I focus on understanding and exploring your unique world and how you perceive it. You may want to address a specific issue and/or together we could work to understand your values and beliefs, your relationship with yourself, with others, and with the outside world. I work collaboratively with my clients as I believe you are the expert on you and that therapy is done with you, not to you!
Alongside my private practice, I work part time with Nottinghamshire Mind as the Counselling Co Ordinator, assessing and managing clients for the trainee therapists. I also work part time with CASY a children’s counselling charity. In primary and secondary schools. In my work with children, I use a range of creative materials, as I find it makes it easier for children to express themselves and aids the therapeutic process.
I have also previously counselled both male and female adult clients, one-to-one for Cruse Bereavement Care. I am committed to help improve the mental health and well-being of the people I work with.
I hold an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate, for both adults and children.
I have my own Professional Indemnity Insurance.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I transitioned from 22 years in the British Army into counselling, because I wanted my practice to reflect my unique skills and insights.
Clients I work with
I work with clients who have difficulties with a whole range of issues, these often include work related stress, anxiety, depression, stress, panic, anger, trauma, bereavement, loss, phobias, family problems, relationships issues, low self- esteem, confidence & assertiveness, health concerns and many more that influence and have an emotional impact on everyday life.
Training & Qualifications
Certificate in Understanding Children & Young People’s Mental Health, BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling (University of Nottingham), Diploma in Humanistic Counselling.
Cruse Bereavement Care, Responding to a Major Incident, Children & Young Persons Workshop, Certificate of Proficiency, Introduction to Working with CYP Online, Transaction Analysis 101, Suicide Bereavement, Systemic Training, Suicide Intervention, Sudden & Traumatic Death, Safeguarding, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Awareness in Bereavement Care (Cruse), Mental Health First Aid Armed Forces, Certificate in Counselling Skills.
£45.00 per session, with concessions for Armed Forces, Emergency services and block bookings.
I have my own therapy room located at Edwinstowe House, Edwinstowe with free parking facilities.
I can usually offer an initial telephone appointment within the first seven days of you making contact.
Counselling: £45 per 60 min session.
Please be advised that a full charge will be made for a cancelled appointment if 24 hr notice is not received via a telephone call to me.
I operate a 24 hr cancellation policy, otherwise a full charge will have to be made as I will be unable to fill the appointment.
Wednesday 1400 hrs – 1900 hrs
Thursday 1400 hrs – 1900 hrs
Friday 0800 hrs – 1200 hrs
When you are ready you can get in touch with me at:
Shelly@fusion-councelling.co.uk 07815 815138