Cheryl Robinson

Counselling and Psychotherapy

Counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples

Welcome, and thank you for visiting

As an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, I offer comprehensive support and understanding to individuals and couples alike. At the heart of my practice is a compassionate, confidential environment where your innermost thoughts and emotions can be expressed and explored in a safe and confidential space. My expertise lies in offering a non-judgmental ear and imparting new insights into your experiences, fostering understanding and personal growth. My private practice is located within the serene Ransom Wood Park, which is set in acres of woodland on the outskirts of Mansfield. There is plenty of free parking and a café restaurant on site. My practice is a haven for those looking for tranquillity and respite.

During times of change, both in our own lives and in the wider world, stress can mount, influencing our personal wellbeing and the harmony in our relationships. The strain of financial concerns is a common burden, often manifesting as anxiety, low mood, or discord between partners. As a warm, approachable counsellor, I provide a welcoming space to help individuals and couples navigate these and other challenges, fostering resilience and a path forward together.

Beginning counselling can often feel like a significant step on your journey to wellbeing, whether you’re taking this path as an individual or alongside your partner. It’s completely normal to have questions about what this initial session will involve. I want to assure you that my primary goal is to make you feel welcomed, reassured, and comfortable from the moment you reach out.

When the time is right for you, please contact me by text, email or phone. You can be assured of a warm response.

About Counselling

Counselling is sometimes called ‘talking therapy’ and it lets you discuss your thoughts and feelings in a safe, confidential environment. The term can mean different things to different people, but in general, it is a process people seek when they are distressed or anxious and would like some help to deal with these feelings. When you feel ready, I will encourage you to share your worries with me, and I am there to listen. Together, we will work to find ways that feel right for you to live the life you need.

As an individual entering counselling, your first session is an opportunity for us to get to know each other. This is a time for you to share, in your own words and at your own pace, what brings you to counselling. My role is to listen attentively, without judgement, and to provide a warm, supportive space where you can feel secure in expressing your thoughts and emotions.

We’ll talk about what you hope to achieve through counselling, and I’ll explain how we can work together to address your concerns. It’s also the perfect time for you to ask any questions you may have about the counselling process. Together, we will outline a preliminary plan that honours your individual needs and goals.

Counselling need not be an extensive commitment; sometimes, a few sessions are all that's needed to begin the process of change. Availability is flexible, with no lengthy waits for appointments, and sessions can be conducted via phone, online, or in-person in a welcoming, tranquil environment surrounded by nature.

Couples Therapy

When counselling couples, the first session is designed to nurture a sense of mutual understanding and cooperation. Both partners will have the chance to voice their perspectives, hopes, and apprehensions. It’s important that each of you feels heard and that the counselling room becomes a neutral ground where you both can speak freely and honestly.

We will explore the strengths of your partnership and the challenges you face, with the aim of identifying patterns that may be contributing to difficulties. I will guide you through this process with empathy and support, helping to foster open communication between you and your partner. For many of us, our first instinct is to try and work through the problems alone, but it can be incredibly helpful to seek outside support.

What My Clients Say

My Areas of Specialism

I am experienced in helping clients who have or are encountering difficulties with:

Impact of Menopause

Personal Stress

Work Related Stress

Relationships/Individuals and in couples

Panic Attacks






Anger management

Clinical Supervision

For all clients, individuals, or couples, the initial session lays the foundation of our therapeutic relationship. It’s important to me that you leave this first meeting feeling heard, understood, and hopeful about the journey ahead.

You’ll find that my approach is personable and down-to-earth. I don’t just hear you; I truly listen, aiming to understand not just the words you say but the feelings and experiences behind them. It is my commitment to you to create an environment where you feel valued and validated.

As you take this step forward, remember that counselling is a process, and it starts with a single, supportive conversation. In this space, every emotion is welcome, and every story matters.

Where am I?

Oak House A

Ransom Wood Business Park


Nottingham NG21 OHJ

The park is situated on main bus routes from the A60 and provides easy access from within Mansfield, Mansfield Woodhouse, Rainworth, Southwell, Ravenshead and from other areas such as Chesterfield, Bolsover, Sutton in Ashfield, Kirkby in Ashfield, Sherwood, Arnold, Daybrook and Nottingham.

Set within acres of stunning woodland full of interesting birds, wildlife and trees that instantly surround you with calm and tranquillity whilst being only minutes from the main road. Forever Green restaurant and coffee shop is within walking distance through the trees and there is plenty of free parking. Oak House A is on the left just past the nursery.

Clinical Supervision, Including Online and Telephone Working

In addition to my practice, I also offer supervision. As a supervisor, I provide a compassionate space, either online or in person. My own practice has grown through meaningful connections with supervisees, whether they’re just beginning or have years of experience behind them. My approach to supervision is to put you at the centre, adapting to what you need, because one size doesn't fit all. If you're considering supervision and wondering if we'd be a good fit, let’s start with a chat. I’m here to answer your questions or to arrange a no-pressure introductory session.

Qualifications & Accreditations

BSc (Hons) Degree in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy that I studied for at Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute

CPCAB Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills

Diploma in Couple Counselling Course at Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute

Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision, Including Online and Telephone Working

Over 7 years experience working face-to-face with clients.

Volunteer Counsellor at Reflections within the Diabetic clinic at Nottingham City Hospital

Volunteer Counsellor at The Womens Centre in Nottingham

I also offer some free counselling as part of Frontline 19 that support frontline NHS staff to help cope with the emotional impact of working during the pandemic

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). My therapeutic approach is ethical and professional, according to the BACP and the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute Ethical Frameworks. I have a full professional indemnity insurance and an enhanced DBS.

I am also an Accredited Member of the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Frequently Asked Questions

What is counselling?

Counselling is a process of talking about and working through your personal problems with a counsellor. I will help you to address your problems in a positive way by helping you to clarify the issues, explore options, develop strategies and increase self-awareness.

How can counselling help me?

Counselling can help with many difficult life problems - from coping with traumatic experiences and events, to dealing with depression and anxiety or managing harmful emotions and behaviours. As a couple you may be experiencing difficulties relating to significant life events or it may be an eroding of the bond you have always had because life gets in the way

What can I expect at the first visit?

At the first visit we will just chat about how i can help you with whatever life difficulties you are experiencing. You will learn what to expect from the counselling process. We will learn a little about each other which will help you to decide if you feel comfortable with us working together going forward. You will be assured of a warm welcome.

In your couple we will chat about how you met, what life was like at the beginning and a little about your backgrounds. Then to look at what has recently got in the way of you having a fulfilled life together. You will be presented with a safe, comfortable and neutral space to be honest with each other and to work together to achieve whatever you both need within the relationship.

How long are the sessions?

Each session lasts an hour. This could just be a few sessions or it could develop into a series of sessions to suit you. You may have a number of issues that require deeper and more intense therapy over time

How much will I have to pay and how?

Individual Appointments

Each individual session is 60 mins at a cost of £60 for individuals. If you make a block booking discount will be offered.

Concessions may be offered by negotiation

Block bookings of 6 sessions discounted at £330 (when paid in advance)

Couples Counselling Appointments

Each session is 60 mins at a cost of £70 for 60 minites.

In light of many recent cancelled appointments I am changing my payment arrangements. Payment will need to be made at least 48 hours in advance of the session and can be made by card or bank transfer.

Will what I tell you remain confidential?

What is shared in the session is kept in the session. There are certain circumstances, when confidentiality may need to be broken but we will discuss this during our initial meeting. I am bound by the Ethical Framework of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), of which I am a member.

How many sessions will I need?

There is no limit to the number of sessions you can have. Some people need longer in therapy than others dependant on what you would like to achieve. If you decide that you would like us to work together, we will review the sessions every 6-8 weeks to ensure you are getting what you need from our work together.

Get in Touch

Feel free to contact me by texting or phoning me on 07396 715789 or by filling out the contact form opposite if you have any questions about how I work, or to arrange an appointment.

I understand that seeking help and finding a counsellor can be daunting. Therefore, I offer an initial telephone assessment where you can share some brief details about your current issues and feelings. Here we discuss your expectations of counselling and answer any questions you may have about the process.

I offer day time and evening appointments Monday to Friday and occasional Saturdays to enable clients to fit appointments around their busy schedules. One hour sessions fee is £60 (Couples £70) and these can be booked and paid for in advance.

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