Welcome to Sheffield Counselling and CBT

Do you want to change?

Counselling gives you the opportunity to talk about what’s bothering you and to reframe past experiences that are having an impact on how you feel today.

CBT helps you recognise and alter the thoughts and behaviours that are keeping your problems going.

Blend counselling and CBT together and you’ve got a formula for real change!

Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as a worry or fear that can be mild or severe.

Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life , you may feel worried and anxious about sitting an exam, or having a medical test or job interview. During times like these, feeling anxious can be perfectly normal.

However, some people find it hard to control their worries. Their feelings of anxiety are more constant and can often affect their daily lives.

If your worrying is interfering with your ability to function and relax it’s possible you may have Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD).

Find out more…

Low Self-Esteem

In a nutshell our Self-Esteem is the opinion we have of ourselves.

There seems to be an epidemic of low self-esteem! We all have times when we lack confidence and don’t feel good about ourselves but when low self-esteem becomes a long-term problem, it can have a harmful effect on our mental health and our lives. Low self-esteem knocks our confidence, increases anxiety, and can lead to depression.

Our feelings about ourselves begin to develop in childhood, we don’t realise at a young age what are other people’s issues, and we internalise many messages and experiences to be about something wrong with us, “I’m not good enough” is the one that seems to stick!

Poor self-confidence can affect many areas of your life such as how you conduct friendships and relationships with others. It also holds you back from pursuing your dreams and ambitions.

Find out more…

Assertiveness Training

Being assertive is about respecting other people’s opinions and needs, and expecting the same from them.

People often confuse assertiveness with aggression; being assertive is not about winning the argument, always getting your own way, or being someone you’re not, it’s about understanding others and then being able to express your own needs and opinions.

People who lack assertiveness mainly fall into one of two camps; they are either passive and want to please, or aggressive and want to win – either way it’s not good and can lead to feeling resentful, angry or depressed. A lack of assertiveness can easily lead to feeling bullied in the workplace or in personal relationships.

To be assertive is to be empowered by the belief that your needs opinions and feelings are just as important as anyones!

Find out more…

Trauma

Trauma is a stressful event or situation that is life-threatening or very scary, something you witness, or that happens to you.

Symptoms of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) may develop following a traumatic event.

We’ve all have trauma in our lives to some degree or another; we don’t have to be a combat soldier or have been involved in a serious accident. Many life events are traumatic, such as the death of a loved one or medical illness. Interpersonal types of trauma are events that happen between two people and can be experienced in many different ways such as childhood abuse to rape. As human beings we are extremely resilient, but traumatic events leave traces on our minds and emotions. We can find ourselves reacting to present day circumstances in ways we don’t understand as a result of an experience we think we’ve put behind us or even didn’t realise affected us.

Find out more…

Depression

Depression is a broad diagnosis. Central to it is depressed mood and/or loss of pleasure in most activities. It has been estimated that one in five people are at risk of suffering with a depressive episode at some time in their lives.

No one feels good all the time; we would be fairly unusual if we did. Low mood tends to improve by resolving issues, getting enough sleep, talking through problems and taking positive action. If your low mood continues without improvement it can be a sign of depression

Find out more…

About me

Hi my name is Lindsay.

I hold a Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (NCS Accredited) I am a registered member of The British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I am an associate at Sheffield CBT Practice and Cornerstone Counselling and Therapy Centre, both well-established practices in Sheffield.

I work with many issues but I specialise in working on issues to improve confidence and mood, and lower general anxiety and stress, my clinical interests are working with low self-worth and low self-esteem. I use a wide range of interventions, often blending counselling and CBT with assertiveness training.

I am experienced working 1:1 and facilitating group work. I have spent the last 5 years working within a trauma and abuse therapy service helping clients to recover from trauma and begin to develop healthy self-esteem and confidence, and I still run groups within the service now. I am very practised at working with trauma safely and will ensure you will not feel re-traumatised in the session.

I know these first steps can be daunting but you will find me warm, friendly, understanding and non-judgmental. I am passionate about helping people to find their inner confidence, to feel empowered to move forward in their lives, reduce dysfunctional behaviours and improve relationships with self and others.

I have offices in South Sheffield S17, Clarkhouse Road S10 and Norfolk Park Road S2

Session Rates £45 per 50 min session.

words from past clients

Get in touch