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Hello, my name is Sheila and welcome to my website.
 
I understand that thinking about going to counselling can be a really big decision, so I hope that I can provide enough information for you so that contacting me is a little easier.
 
We all aim to get through life without encountering any difficulties and talking things through with family and friends can be really useful. However, there are times when it can be helpful to talk to an impartial empathetic professional in privacy and independent of your circumstances.
 
I provide a confidential, safe and empathic environment where personal emotional struggles can be explored and more insight gained. I do not give advice, but I am an impartial and trained professional who is able to listen to you in a non-judgemental way and to work with you and to help you to develop a better understanding of yourself.
 
I call my counselling service “Waythrough Counselling” because we often attempt to sidestep and avoid life’s difficulties, which may work for a while, but eventually we have to begin to explore what we’ve experienced. Counselling is not a quick fix, and as a client you must be prepared to embark on a journey which will involve increasing self awareness (which may be uncomfortable at times) but it is a valuable learning space to find your own “waythrough”.
 
My experience: 
I first began my training in the Midlands and completed a L2 Counselling Skills and then a L3 Counselling Studies CPCAB course then relocated to London where I completed my two year CPCAB  L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative), graduating from Spurgeon’s College in 2010. I counselled over a number of years at an agency in Kent where I also assisted the Agency Manager in coordinating a large team of counsellors, as well as managing confidential referrals from clients and them assigning them an appropriate counsellor.
 
After leaving the agency in Kent I worked with a UK Charity in developing and managing a small team of counsellors where we, as a team, offered low cost counselling within the large and diverse, multi-cultural setting of Croydon, London. I was also a member of a local Talking Therapies Forum where we explored ways of making low cost counselling more accessible to the local community of Croydon with the local CCG.
I moved to Rugby in 2015 and have been working in my own Private Practice and during this time I have completed the Freedom Programme Facilitator’s Training as well as training to become a Women’s Aid Community Ambassador.