Derek Wheeler | Accredited Counsellor | Weston-Super-Mare | NCPS

Derek Wheeler

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS19-08514

Location: Weston-Super-Mare

In 2003 I first started counselling in a residential rehabilitation centre as counsellor in training. I completed my training as an Integrative Counsellor in 2006. In 2007 I moved to community outreach services in the South West engaging marginalised communities for two years. Following this I returned to counselling within the residential rehabilitation setting. After a year I became senior counsellor within at team of five counsellors. I carried a full case load facilitating one to one and group therapies. I also carried out the assessments for individuals referred to the centre.
I was then made assistant manager in 2012 in 2014 I was made Service Manager. I am now in my 7th year of being Service Manager of one of the highest performing residential rehabilitation centres in the country.
I qualified as a Accredited Counsellor Supervisor in 2019
I continue to provide one to one sessions to clients in aftercare, line management supervisor to a team of nine Counsellors, and I facilitate group therapies all day each Thursday.
I also have a modest private practice providing one to one counselling and counsellor supervision.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Diploma in Counselling 2006

    Post Graduate in Psychotherapy 2006

    Accredited Counsellor Supervisor 2019
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Cultural issues
    • Emotional issues
    • Family
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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