Sheridan Pengelly | Accredited Counsellor | Chelmsford | NCS

Sheridan Pengelly

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS20-01165

Location: Chelmsford

Key Worker Counselling

All of us at one time or another will go through times when things seem hopeless. Things that happened in the past, illness, bereavement, broken relationships can leave us with a sense that how we feel now, is how we will always feel. I believe that a supportive counselling relationship can offer a safe, non judgemental space to explore those fears, look at those parts of our 'selves' that perhaps we have avoided and learn how to make changes.

I work in a variety of different ways depending on your needs and what you find helpful; Gestalt, CBT, Transpersonal and Person Centred.   I have a particular interest in working with people affected by trauma helping them to understand how events from the past have can affect them in the now. I also have experience of what it is like to be part of a faith community and the particular challenges that can bring. Whether you describe yourself as religious or spiritual it does not protect us from the hurdles that life can put in our way. In fact it is sometimes the faith community itself that has caused the harm. 

As we work together, we can look at different aspects of your self; mind, emotions, body and spirit. What parts of yourself do you feel disconnected from? How can you reconnect to that part of yourself in order to live with a greater sense of hope and well being?

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

    Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

    Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

    BA (Hons) Open

    Post Graduate Certificate in Education

    MIND training in Understanding Self Harm

    Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

    Mental Health First Aid

    Open University - How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer' course

    Counselling Tutor Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Emotional issues
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Parenting skills
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
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