Mrs Denise Sheelan
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS18-06028
Counselling is a passive therapy which is becoming increasingly popular for individuals who find themselves struggling with the pressures of the modern world we live in. I believe everyone holds the answers to their own issues and relationships but sometimes need help and guidance in finding these answers. It may be a relationship that is challenging, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, financial or anger issues or you may have past experiences that are still impacting your life today. You may also have a child that is personally struggling with life at the moment. Talking to a trained therapist without any agenda other than trying to aid their client to find their way forward, enables the individual to thoroughly explore their feelings, thoughts and emotions in a safe, contained and non judgmental way. I work with the person as a whole, not just the problem.
I come from a integrative background however I will use different techniques and strategies that are best suited for each person and situation. Dependent on what your needs require I offer therapy long term and short term. We will agree that between us as I believe the relationship should be a joint, collaborative one where counsellor and client work together towards the client's ultimate goal.
I work with adults and have worked extensively with children professionally so have lots of relevant experience to draw upon and will often use alternative tools to aid the work such as art to all my clients - not just children..
I offer sessions Monday to Friday evenings and Saturday sessions for convenience.
I originally trained as a counsellor after struggling personally as a parent after my own child had difficulties. I myself received counselling and came to understand how powerful and helpful it could be and how receiving it is nothing to be ashamed of if you are finding life hard.
Please, get in touch with a call, text or email to set up a free 30 minute initial session. We can talk about you and what you want to get out of counselling.
If you are happy to continue we can then agree a regular time for ongoing appointments.
- Qualifications & ExperienceProf.Dip.PsyC;MNCS (accred)
Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice
Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice
I also work as a school counsellor working with 12 -18 year old's.
I have my own private practice based in Stevenage working with ADULTS and CHILDREN.
I am Enhanced DBS checked.
I have Professional Indemnity Insurance
Accredited With the NCS
I have attended Training workshops & CPD courses on:-
Supporting patients with low self-esteem and lack of confidence
Working with eating disorders
Dealing with the traumatic effects of the pandemic
Supporting students mental health (secondary)
Place2be Mental health champion
Peer on peer abuse
Use of reasonable force in schools Child neglect
Mental wellbeing in children and young adults
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- AIDS / HIV
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
- Bereavement / Loss
- Childbirth: fertility
- Childbirth: labour
- Childbirth: pregnancy
- Children / teenagers
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Driving tests
- Eating disorders
- Emotional issues
- Financial difficulties
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- IBS / Digestive Issues
- Illness and dying
- Immune system support
- Job interviews
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Parenting skills
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Pregnancy related issues
- Prescribed Psychiatric Drug Dependence/Withdrawal
- Public speaking: stage fright
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Sporting performance
- Start exercising
- Stop smoking
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support
- Young people and children
- Languages Spoken