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 am located within Sound Mind and Body at The Exchange, Front Street, Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7XE.
Sound Mind and Body is an all-encompassing personal training facility offering bespoke fitness and therapy solutions to help you achieve your personal health and wellbeing goals.
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.
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 1 hour 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.
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.