People come to therapy for a variety of reasons, each being individual and unique to them. You may find yourself struggling with life generally, wondering how you can cope, or trying to find a meaning to your own existence. Alternatively, you may be suffering one of the following: depression, stress, anxiety, relationship problems, bereavement, low self-esteem, abuse, trauma or one of the many other problems that can affect our quality of life.
Whatever your problem, can talking help you? We have all heard of the saying “A problem shared is a problem halved”, and that's what I'm here for.
I started my career working within human resources before spending many years at home raising my children. I then took the scary step of retraining as a counsellor at Greenwich University, which was something I had wanted to do for many years. The thing that had held me back was fear. Many people find fear debilitating, and maybe I can help you conquer your fear?
I am a qualified Psychotherapist/Counsellor (registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) working within an integrated person-centred approach with my clients, and working at their pace.
Do you feel misunderstood by your family and friends or unable to talk to anyone about how you truly feel? What if someone asks you “how are you?” Do you answer “fine” or “okay”, but inside you are feeling far from fine? The first step to changing how you feel is to contact me and have a brief chat on the phone. You can then decide if we could work together and make an appointment with me.
I have experience of working with clients with all kinds of mental health conditions including depression, stress and anxiety, elderly clients, clients with disabilities, carers and domestic abuse victims. I have also counselled people suffering bereavement. This is not an exhaustive list, it just gives you a flavour of some of my client experiences.
I currently hold enhanced DBS certificates as well as working with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Age UK Surrey, and Sight for Surrey charities.
I mainly work face to face, but I’m quite happy working via Skype, or counselling over the phone. If someone is unable to attend counselling at my offices, special arrangements can be made for a home visit.
“Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends”.
Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry.
Not just a testimonial but also a thank you - I went to see Sheila when I felt I was no longer able to cope and certain things in my life at the time, I have never been a good communicator, and things were starting to weigh heavy on me. I couldn't deal with it on my own any longer. Sheila was very supportive and encouraging in helping me identify the issues. My sessions with her have not only helped me gain an understanding of myself but, and for me more importantly, given me the tools to break the bad habits and understand what is important and how critical good communication is. As a result, I feel in control, grounded and confident in all parts of my life and most importantly, I feel capable of moving forward in my life - Thank you Sheila More...
Sheila made me HAPPY again!
She has a very warm approach that immediately puts you at ease & the ability to tackle the issues you need to address.
FIVE STAR SERVICE!
From the moment I met Sheila I felt completely at ease with her. She provided a safe and supportive environment from which we delved deeper into areas causing concern or anxiety for me. I felt the sessions were incredibly beneficial at a time when my mind was less then focused, and she provided reassurance and encouragement at all times, whilst guiding me through this journey. I would certainly recommend Sheila and Tranquillum Therapy. More...
Shelia got back to me really quickly and followed up with a convenient appointment time. She was very flexible in trying to work around our times. A very positive early interaction
really helped to speak to Tranquillum