I am Cheryl and I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist with several years experience. I offer a warm, safe and confidential space for you to talk about issues that are causing you problems or worries. I have my own private practice which is based at Ransom Wood Business Park in Mansfield, and is set in acres of beautiful woodland.
You may be struggling with sadness from a loss of a loved one. Low level depression and anxiety could be preventing you from enjoying your life. You perhaps feel stuck and unable to move forward after experiencing a trauma. There may be a number of issues you are facing that is resulting in you feeling out of control both emotionally and physically. You may be feeling low in mood and experiencing physical symptoms that you cannot explain.
It will definitely help to get support for these feelings through counselling. It really can help to have someone you can talk to in a completely confidential way. I am a counsellor who is down to earth and caring. I offer you a confidential and comfortable space to explore your thoughts and feelings. We will work together to look at ways of helping you to lead the life you crave and deserve.
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.
Initially when you contact me we will have a chat on the phone about counselling and what you feel you may need. We will agree a time that's convenient to you for the first session and this can either be face to face in my Covid compliant practice, online or by telephone. If you prefer online this can be either using Zoom or Facetime, whichever is easiest for you.
Unlike other services available in the community, you wont have to wait to see me for weeks or months. Your problems are usually immediate and require immediate attention. When you call we will have a chat and an appointment will be booked for the same week.
You may decide that a few sessions are sufficient to get it off your chest and that's ok. You can decide to do this face to face, online or by telephone. You may feel that more sessions are required and we can chat this through with no obligation on your part.
I am able offer relationship therapy to couples who may be struggling with aspects of their relationship that are getting in the way of each partner feeling fulfilled. Very few relationships exist conflict-free - whether it’s the odd disagreement, repeatedly arguing or you’ve lost the fun element in your relationship - it’s natural to start to question its longevity. When this (one of our most important relationships) begins to falter, our health and happiness can also suffer. 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.
"I came to Cheryl with a lot of situational anxiety to begin with. I cannot express how amazing Cheryl has been at giving me a safe, non-judgemental place to let my worries and issues go and allow someone else to listen. Cheryl has an ability to make you think and ask those questions that help get to the issue and how I felt about situations I once would have pushed aside. I would 100% recommend Cheryl as a Counsellor and if and when I need further support I will be going back to Cheryl."
"The main reason I wanted to contact you is to say a massive thank you. You really helped me work through some 'stuff'. I've had counselling before and even completed a counselling course but I feel with you it was the first time I really opened up. I appreciate how you gently challenged me which helped me question and understand my concerns, worries and issues. You applied theory and tools to support me and showed kindness and empathy.. Not only that it was just a pleasure to see you at each session."
"Thanks so much for todays session - I'm always surprised at how many ideas/feelings link together when we speak (I'm sure you're not as surprised as I am!) and appreciate how much it moves me forward in my head."
"Cheryl has been amazing. I’ve had very bad anxiety and depression lately and she has given me ways of dealing with it and making the anxiety and depression ease. Techniques to help reduce anxiety are a lifesaver, I can actually feel like I can go places again. Thank you"
"I loved talking with Cheryl, made me feel really safe and I felt as if she had a lot of wisdom to give.
Would definitely recommend to anyone."
"I had a great first meeting with Cheryl. I look forward to our next ones. She is patient and didn't make me feel like she is bothered by time. She addressed my initial concerns well."
"Thank you! From where I was this time last year, it’s a whole different life. And largely that’s because of you.
So thank you for everything"
I am experienced in helping clients who have or are encountering difficulties with:
Impact of Menopause
Work Related Stress
Relationships/Individuals and in couples
My belief is that one of the most important features of any counselling and psychotherapy is the relationship between counsellor and client. We will spend time getting to know one another and building up a trust between us that will nourish the relationship and give you confidence to share and process your feelings with me. My experience is that you can gain much just by being given space to voice your feelings and anxieties in a confidential and non judgemental way.
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.
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 (2022)
Over 5 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 Society
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.
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.
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.
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
Each individual session is 60 mins at a cost of £55 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 £300 (when paid in advance)
Couples Counselling Appointments
Each session is 60 mins at a cost of £65 for appointments up to 5pm
After 5pm the session will be £75 for 60 minutes
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.
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.
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.
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