My name is Cheryl Forshaw and I am a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.
I have a huge passion for helping people of all diversities and their mental wellbeing. My personal philosophy is to always act with sensitivity and integrity, be mindful of the BACP Ethical Framework, and take a non-judgemental approach with all of my clients.
I understand that looking for the right counsellor can be tricky. There's a lot of choice out there and you may also have the worry of not connecting with your therapist.
If you are looking for individual counselling, I offer a service where your first session is only £25, so you then have the opportunity to decide if you would like to continue working with me. Each 50-minute session thereafter is £45.
I carry out both long and short term Adult Psychotherapeutic Counselling (sometimes called 'talking therapies') and I use an integrative approach which means that the therapy is tailored to your needs.
When you come to see me you will find the process to be very relaxed, clear and transparent; in your initial session I will carry out an evaluation to help explore your needs and then we will agree a plan for the period ahead. This can help you understand your progress throughout your journey, including your goals for each stage.
If you are looking for Couples/Relationship Counselling, I charge £75 for each session as a couple and £45 for each individual session. During your first appointment as a couple, I will get to know you and understand the issues you are going through. After this, we will have an individual session so that we can explore each person’s perspective of the relationship and, thereafter, any ongoing sessions will continue as a couple.
With the freedom to be creative and adapt the therapy to your individual needs and preferences, my focus is to help you heal, energize, and become aware of your inner strengths.
I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and working together to achieve your goals.
I promise to be there for you every step of your journey. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.