Imogen Powell | Accredited Counsellor | Sheffield | NCS

Imogen Powell

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS18-06619

Location: Sheffield

Key Worker Counselling

My Approach: I hold that all humans have the potential to experience personal peace despite the cards they may have been dealt at birth and/or through their child and adulthood.
I have an integrated/pluralistic person-centred perspective because to me, ‘one size does not fit all’ and this perspective comes from working with a wide diversity of adults and young people. As part of my own life story, I have searched and found psychological understanding in many different vessels. My life-long interest is in helping people to discover and then feel able to apply their own wisdom, make sense of their own lived experience and increase their own self-knowledge to live a more fulfilled life.
Where it all started: I took up photography, initially thinking it would take me around the world but in fact it brought the world to me. Eventually I applied my practical and creative skills to became a community artist and I learnt to teach, using photography to help people who were marginalised from the mainstream and young people who struggled to fit into school. I was a young person's intervention substance misuse worker specialising in helping those affected by someone else's substance (mis)use (hidden harm) and I am still a practicing youth worker. It was the next natural step for me to train as a counsellor, and to continue to work cross-culturally. My specialist skillset includes all bereavement and loss work, substance misuse and hidden harm and working with childhood/adult trauma,

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Professional Diploma in Integrative and Psychotherapy
    CRUSE- Bereavement Support Foundation Course
    OCN- Level 3 Award in Youth Work Practice
    BAAT - Foundation in Art Psychotherapy
    QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (valid for 3 years, 2022-2025)
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Children / teenagers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Immune system support
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Prescribed Psychiatric Drug Dependence/Withdrawal
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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