Mrs Heather Shipley | Accredited Counsellor | Stratford upon… | NCPS

Mrs Heather Shipley

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS17-04840

Location: Stratford upon Avon

Mates in Mind

I offer a safe and confidential space that is totally centred on your needs. We will talk and/or use creative tools and therapies to help you tell your story. You can expect to be listened to, for your voice to be heard and validated. We will then work on positive coping strategies that you feel will work for you.

By combining my variety of skills and experience, I am able to tailor my therapy to suit your needs. I have experience with children and adolescents, as well as extensive work with adults in my private practice and working with an employee assistance programme.

I work with talking and creative therapies, tools from both CBT (analysing our cognitive thought patterns), Emotional Therapeutic Counselling (how past experiences lead us to certain patterns of behaviour), The Rewind Technique (NLP - reframing past memories into positive memories).

I love being able to help my clients to make improvements in their overall wellbeing, please call for an informal chat.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Advanced Clinical Supervisor, Counselling Tutor 2022
    Trauma Informed Practitioner, Counselling Tutor 2022
    Online and Telephone Counselling Certificate
    Extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults in a therapeutic setting
    CYP Counsellor with Heal Hub/Lyfeproof
    Associate Counsellor with Springfield Mind
    10+ years working with primary school children in a nurture lead and pastoral role
    Advanced Diploma in Emotional Therapeutic Counselling
    Foundation in Emotional Therapeutic Counselling
    Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
    Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
    Loss and Bereavement training, Acorns Hospice
    Challenging Behaviours training, Springfield Mind
    Sensory Awareness Training
    Storytelling Practitioner
    Child Protection and Safeguarding training
    Enhanced DBS check
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Childbirth: fertility
    • Childbirth: labour
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
    • Children / teenagers
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Family
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Young people and children
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