CBT Counselling Chorley PR7 

CBT & Person Centred Therapist 

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Appointment Times

Posted on 17 February, 2018 at 0:15 Comments comments (1)

I am now offering Counselling Session during the day, early evening and Saturday afternoons.

Share your feelings

Posted on 17 February, 2018 at 0:10 Comments comments (0)

Going back to my last post, I am still interested in starting small group workshops.  Please let me know if you would be interested in joining in. 

Does a relative or partner have an illness, which may be leaving you frustrated, sad or angry? 

I can arrange and facilitate a group wth like minded others, to talk about how they are managing caring or just watching someone who is poorly and being totally out of their control. 

Any ideas would be greatly welcomed. 

Take care, Sheila. 

New Workshops

Posted on 3 November, 2017 at 0:50 Comments comments (0)

Hello, I am looking into starting small group workshops for and up to 4 people, just male and female groups at a time.

Have you been effected by a partner, relative or friend having to live with a life limiting illness? Those with the ailment do need support however, also the people supporting them also needs similar support;

Who do you talk with, who listens to you, what do others think with like minded worries?

I would like to be able to facilitate a group with you, for you all to be able to share your thoughts, opinions and maybe emotions in a safe and confidential environment.

If you may be interested in being involved in our workshops please do message me and I will reply with further information.

I also offer 1-1 face to face Therapeutic intervention, if you would prefer.


Take care, Sheila

Group Therpapy/Workshops

Posted on 26 May, 2015 at 11:45 Comments comments (1)

2015 has been a rather busy time for myself, in a good productive way. 

Some events which has happened has brought to the surface of how I feel about starting to offer Group Workshops. 

Has your Partner or Parent been diagnosed with an illness or had an accident of which has made you feel a little isolated, feeling like you have no one to talk to?  

I plan on starting workshops with no more than four persons at a time, to openly talk about their thoughts and feelings in a contracted confidential setting, to try and help them feel heard and gain a more positive frame of mind. 

Your comments will be welcomed. 


Mr Robin Williams

Posted on 14 August, 2014 at 10:25 Comments comments (0)

Very sad to hear about Robin Williams taking his own life last weekend. 

I feel so very sad that he made the choice to do so. 

It is so important for us all to feel that, there is always someone to listen to you, to give you some support, please never be afraid to talk to someone about any sad thoughts you may be feeling, it may just help you feel better. 

Please do contact someone if you feel in despair. 

Colours, Shakras and Thought Provoking Lights

Posted on 28 February, 2014 at 7:25 Comments comments (0)

As a Psychotherapist I always enjoy offering and introducing different tools in the therapy room and I believe that working in a holistic way with colours, can be very stimulating for clients to unlock and explore deep rooted memories, thoughts and feelings. Colour Therapy aims to balance and enhance our body's energy centres/chakras by using the colours of the light spectrum, which can help to stimulate our body's own healing process.

The human body has seven energy fields known as chakras, each one represented by a different colour, these then represent different functions and emotional aspects of our souls.

The seven colours can be seen in the image below (courtesy of celestial-alchemy): red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.




In preparation for client work I place lights around the therapy room (including the colours of the chakras) which may allow the client to focus freely on one or more colours if they choose to do so.

Colour choices can indicate where there may be an imbalance of colour which can highlight a potential problem; whether emotional, physical, mental or spiritual and also gives indications of personality issues which may need to be addressed.

I have recently introduced this colour changing mood cube (pictured below). As it is remote controlled, I feel that the client can also gain empowerment by stopping the cube on their particular enticed colour.





The colours a client may be drawn to may be reflective of or a direct trigger from a subconscious thought, feeling or memory, which can then be expressed and explored using either direct or indirect therapeutic approaches.

Ideally all chakras should be fully energised and running in a clockwise rotation, if one is running low on energy it can affect that area of the body and stimulate a thought from the subconscious.

If a client feels that their chakras need re-energising, I can place the lights in the chakra alignment either on the client’s body or next to them and work through a process of deep breathing techniques through each chakra. Balance of the energy in each of the body’s chakras is very important for health and wellbeing. Colour therapy can help to re-balance and/or stimulate these energies by applying the appropriate colour to the body and therefore re-balance our chakras.





The use of the chakra coloured lights and tranquil music can be more powerful if used in group meditation therapy, particularly in a darkened room, this allows each individual to focus on a particular colour or object which may help to build a 'picture' in the mind’s eye of tranquillity, by asking the individual to then share with the group what the colours meant to them; did it bring up emotions and feelings?

Pictured are submersible tea lights in the chakra alignment.





Also a new item I have found to be powerful in the room and that is the fire flame such as the (artificial) one produced by this flame lamp.



I personally have always been drawn to watching the flame dance, flicker and then disappear….. I do believe this is a connection to my inner child as my childhood home had open fires in every room. I have both positive and negative memories related to this, so I know where my connection is triggered from and why, would you?

So, what colour are you drawn to today and did you choose it consciously or has your subconscious chosen it for you?


All lights provided by: www.festive-lights.com