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Cheryl. Cheryll

Cheryl Chapman - Counsellor & Psychotherapist, MBACP. PG Dip Counselling and Psychotherapy. B.A. (Hons)

Hello and welcome. Most of us experience difficult periods in our lives and at these times we may feel anxious, depressed or stuck. Relationships with others may be disappointing or we may be having difficulty in making an important decision. A traumatic event or significant life changes may leave us feeling lost or guilty. Sometimes we find ourselves repeating unhelpful patterns of behaviour yet we may be unaware of this. Perhaps you are feeling unfulfilled in some areas of your life and wish to explore this with a professional rather than friends or family members, who may have an agenda or, despite good intentions, may not necessarily act in your best interests.

I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and I work integratively. This means I am trained in a range of approaches which I can draw on to provide unique support which is appropriate for each individual. I am deeply committed to my work and find that significant positive changes unfold as clients gain self-awareness and become empowered. I provide a strictly confidential service which is warm, honest and without judgement.

I work with adults from all age groups in short-term therapy or long term therapy depending on the needs and circumstances of individuals. I am a registered member of the British Association of CounsellIng and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical framework which means that I always work in the best interests of my clients. In the past I have worked in business settings and therefore have a good understanding of the demands and pressures of corporate environments and the challenges faced when juggling work with family and home life. I also have experience of working in the public sector.

If you are interested in making an appointment with me or would just like to find out about how counselling may be able to help you, please contact me on 07768 810517 or email [email protected]

Experience and Training

I have experience of working with people with a broad range of issues including anxiety, relationship difficulties, confidence and self-esteem issues, depression, trauma and abuse. I have experience of counselling in a bereavement support service and have specialist training in all aspects of grief and loss. In the past I have worked as a counsellor at a HE college. I have a keen interest in mindfulness and attend regular ongoing professional development training.

Qualifications, Training and Experience

I am a fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist. (Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy-BACP Accredited).
B.A. (Hons).
Certificate in Counselling Skills.
Specialist training and extensive experience of working with bereavement, trauma, suicide and dealing with loss.
Training in LGBT issues, trauma and defense mechanisms.

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Professional Memberships

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I work within their ethical framework.
Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Issues I can help with…

  • Stress
  • Anxiety and Panic Attacks
  • Trauma / Crisis
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Divorce / Separations
  • Redundancy
  • Major Life Transitions such as having children, illness, redundancy, retirement and aging.
  • Dementia
  • Grief and Loss
  • Bullying
  • Abuse
  • Addiction.
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Self Esteem and Confidence
  • Sexuality
  • Work Related Issues
  • Sandwich Generation – Caring for both children and elderly parents.

  • Testimonials

    " I've just recently finished my counselling with Cheryl. This has been one of the hardest years of my life and I can honestly say I don't think I'd be where I am now without her help. Always grateful." CH

    " I wish I had done this sooner instead of waiting. I feel content for the first time in years and in a sense, free ." SR.

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