Counselling in Sheffield

Counselling is one of the most popular services available at the Sheffield Wellness Centre. When you reach the point of wanting help to address paticular thoughts or feelings that have been troubling you speaking to a counsellor could really help.

Counselling, CBT

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Counsellor and Psychotherapist
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Counsellor, CBT
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Integrative Counsellor
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Counsellor and Psychotherapist
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Dramatherapist (11-25yo)

What should I look for in a therapist?

The great thing about there being so many counsellors and so many types of therapy is that there is a lot of variety. This means that if you have decided that you would like to try counselling there is a good chance that you will be able to find someone who suits your personality and has a chance of helping you to reach your goals.

Things you should look for when choosing a counsellor include:

  • Are they member of a professional governing body?
  • Are they experienced in helping people with similar issues to you?
  • Do you get a good vibe from them when you speak to them?

What is therapy all about?

Therapy (also known as counselling or psychotherapy) is about you having a space where you can feel comfortable and secure to enable you to talk about thoughts and feelings. The thoughts that you may have been having may be difficult, painful or difficult but when you work with and experienced professional there is the potential to feel better.

Therapy offers you a safe, confidential place to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable. It allows you to talk with someone who is trained to listen attentively and to help you improve things.

What can I expect from seeing a counsellor?

In counselling sessions you will be supported and encouraged to talk about your emotions and feelings. Through discussion with the counsellor it is possible to gain a deeper understanding about what has been happening and this can also lead to solutions presenting themselves.

Just the process of talking to someone can be therapeutic and can bring a sense of being unburdened. A good counsellor with listen and will not judge you for anything you have said, done or felt.

What can counselling be used for?

There is a growing evidence base that CBT can help with a wide variety of issues. The most common applications of CBT is for anxiety, depression and post traumatic stress disorder as well as:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Borderline personality disorder (BPD)

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Eating disorders, such as bulimia and anorexia

  • Drug and alcohol problems

You can read more information about the issues Cognitive Behavior Therapy can treat at the Royal College of Psychiatrists website.

Your questions answered

Are there different types of therapy?

There are many many different styles and approaches when it comes to counselling but there have been studies that have shown that the rapport between you and your counsellor is more important that they type of therapy they practise.

A good therapist knows that it can be a big step to see counsellor. It is for this reason that a good counsellor will not push you into working with them. They will however provide you with information about who they are and how they work so that you can make an informed decision about whether you work with them or not.

Of the types of counselling available there are five main groups of psychological therapies.

  • Behavioural therapies. These focus on behaviours and include approaches like CBT.
  • Psychodynamic and psychoanalytical therapies. These approaches focus on relationship patterns that are believed to be based in childhood experiences and are expressed unconsciously.
  • Humanistic therapies focus on the ‘here and now’ and aim to facilitate self-development.
  • Arts therapies, use creative arts inside the process of therapy.
    Couples counselling, as the name suggests, is focused on helping couples to change and improve their relationship.

Some counsellors stick rigidly to one particular style of therapy while some have an eclectic approach where they use different elements from different approaches in a more integrative form of counselling.

Does therapy always work for everyone?

No is the short and honest answer. Talking about problems can be tough. That means that finding the motivation to continue to talk about things that are difficult means that sometimes people drop out of the process.
Also, therapy is not a cure-all so even if you do complete the process you may still not feel any better. Any therapist who guarantees change is acting in an unethical way and is likely not being honest with you.

How will I feel as a result of therapy?

It is hard to be definite about how different people will feel as a result of therapy as different people are different. For some people things can seem to get worse as a result of therapy. Talking openly and honestly with a therapist can bring up all sorts of thoughts and feelings that you may have been ignoring or running away from for some time. The plan is that in the long run that you feel more able to manage your life and your thoughts.

Watch this video of people who have seen a therapist

This video from the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy is a great introduction to some people's attitudes towards counselling. The comments are based on what real clients have said was their experience of therapy.

What is the difference between a therapist and a psychotherapist?

The terms ‘therapist’ and ‘psychotherapist’ are sometimes used interchangeably as the two terms do overlap in many ways. One of our counsellors, Mat Pronger, has written a great blog post on why counsellor and psychotherapist are now interchangeable terms. You might find his information helpful.

One of the biggest differences between a counsellor and a psychotherapist is in the amount of time therapy lasts for. Counselling with a therapist is usually a brief treatment that focuses on behaviour patterns. Psychotherapy usually involves a more long term approach and aims to help clients develop deeper understanding of their difficulties through examination of their emotions and history.

A psychotherapist does offer a style of counselling to their clients but someone equally qualified might choose to call themselves a counsellor rather than psychotherapist.

  • Aids in the identification of difficulties and issues and then focuses on what you can do to resolve them.
  • It can be particularly well suited to those who already have an above average level of self awareness and/or a solution focused attitude.
  • Counselling focuses on being a short term solution where behaviour changes and improvements are the focus.

What if I don’t like my therapist?

Rapport is the sense of connection combined with a sense of trust and mutual understanding. If this is missing when you meet your counsellor you should choose to work with someone else. Addressing this can dramatically increase your chances of a positive outcome from therapy as rapport is very important.

How much does counselling cost?

Different counsellors charge different amounts. It could cost anywhere from £10 to £70 per session. This can depend on where abouts in the country you live, your employment status and the experience of the counsellor. Visit the Counsellors profile to find out their session prices.

What are the alternatives to counselling?

Counselling is not the perfect solution for everyone. Some people don’t have the time or money for counselling and want an approach that is different. If this is you then maybe you might want to consider Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

A second alternative to counselling/psychotherapy is Hypnotherapy. This approach is often even quicker than CBT. A professional and experienced hypnotherapist might see a client for only three or four treatment sessions. The process often focuses on the future and about getting positive and appealing behaviours familiar and expected before the time for them to be needed arrives. In this way, when that situation develops the desirable behaviour is more likely to happen.

Read our Reviews

As they say, the proof is in the pudding! We are delighted to share our customer reviews and thank you all for supporting our ever-growing family run business in Sheffield.  Have you visited the Sheffield Wellness Centre?  We'd love to hear your thoughts.

I visited to look at using this space for providing integrative therapy, and was really impressed with the layout and set up, and surprised to find such a calm and well organised space hidden just off abbeydale rd.
Mat Pronger
Mat P.
An amazing place to give and receive treatments. Love the space and the people.
Daniel Clarke
Daniel C.
I'm so looking forward to begin working from this beautiful centre and welcoming my clients into such a peaceful, restorative and well-cared for space. Fi has already been extremely supportive and I'm feeling very positive that the centre will be a real joy and pleasure to work from.
Abby Prendergast
Abby P.
Great calming place that I would recommend to many friends with babies or anyone who needs some me time to try and sort out stress and life's problems. Great little community with the shops and café downstairs.
Tina Gilbert
Tina G.
i used the Wellness Centre main room for a photoshoot ... The light was perfect, the environment clean and pleasing and the people lovely. It is a such a lovely environment in which to work and the calming and easy feel of the place unmistakable. While A photoshoot is not the primary role of the Wellness Centre I can highly recommend it should you want to use it as such ... And other wise ... It is just a lovely calming environment to use and the guys who run it lovely!!!!read more
Christopher Carter
Christopher C.
Lovely therapy rooms for hire. The centre is set in a peaceful and calm environment away from the hustle and bustle. Beautifully decorated. Professional and well run, easy to access for therapists looking to book a room for private practice.
Katherine Hildyard
Katherine H.
I love the wellness centre for Yoga. A great space, warm yet neutral, relaxed and clean. I can't recommend it enough. Superb!
Adam Michael Charvet
Adam Michael C.
Really beautiful and calming venue with friendly and experienced staff. Would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for massage, antenatal classes or hypnotherapy. Conveniently located just above a great tearooms if you fancy cake afterwards.
Alex Duxbury
Alex D.
Although based in Chesterfield I have been looking to expand my hypnotherapy practice into the Sheffield area but was having difficulty in locating a suitable therapy room for hire. I then decided to do a search for "therapy room for hire" and "hypnotherapy in Sheffield" and one of the options which came up was the Sheffield Wellness Centre on Abbeydale Road. When looking at the website, the premises looked exactly what I was looking for so I made an appointment to view. The Sheffield Wellness Centre exceeded my expectations. It is in a convenient location and has all the facilities I have been looking for, including an online booking service. The therapy rooms are tastefully decorated and furnished and it will be a pleasure to work with my clients more
Lin Debenham
Lin D.
Great, dynamic area with a genuine community feel. The therapy rooms are perfect for any therapist looking for a professional and private space to work within. Clients will also appreciate being a space that is comfortable.
Erin Gallagher
Erin G.
I couldn't recommend Natalia enough! I have been treated by her and her essences for over a year now and we have gone through different levels of healing processes that I needed to go through. The powerful drops prepared for you at the end of the session gives you the extra help that you need to face your challenges... Thank you ever so much Nah! For the healing reiki sessions, the essences treatments and all the generosity and knowledge you bring and mix from your long time experience as a therapist; which makes your sessions unique and rich in love, faith and hope!!! �read more
Viviane Ferraz
Viviane F.
Lovely setting through a beautiful courtyard. Attended daisy birth classes with fi cannot recommend highly enough very informative/supportive/empowering/welcoming
Lauren Grimes
Lauren G.
The Wellness Centre has a wonderful Yoga studio, one of the best intimate smaller yoga spaces I have ever used. Absolutey wonderful!
Adam Charvet
Adam C.
This Wellness Centre is the result of a lot of hard work on behalf of Rich and Fi. They have put their heart and soul into this project. The results are fantastic. The rooms are beautifully appointed, peaceful and tranquil. A perfect place to relax, for whatever reason you are there. Please have a look, decide and more
Susan Roberts
Susan R.
The Sheffield Wellness centre is the perfect location for therapies. It's a beautiful space to work with clients and feels calm and comfortable as soon as you walk through the door.
Jess Down
Jess D.
Pamper PartyWhat a great idea! A bit of ‘me time’, in the most wonderfully relaxing surroundings. The Wellness Centre has such a relaxed, homely feel to it - much nicer than my actual home, as it is clean, tidy and welcoming! The atmosphere immediately put me at ease, I absolutely loved having time to chill out, chat and eat cake. Fi is the perfect hostess, making sure that we all had everything we needed, with her wonderful warm and caring manner. It was great to be able to choose what particular treatment or massage I wanted on the day. I surprised myself by trying something new and going for the hot stones massage, and I’m so glad I did. It was amazing, so deep and yet so gentle. It was really nice to experience my massage while listening to everyone else chatting happily, too. I completely recommend this if you are looking for the perfect excuse to have some guilt free time to more
Lucy Bishton
Lucy B.
Beautiful, quirky, relaxing and stunning. It's a wonderful place to come and relax. The treatment rooms are amazing. A really good range of services and everyone is welcoming and friendly
Daniel Clarke
Daniel C.
Popped in to have a look at The Sheffield Wellness Centre as a potential space for seeing clients and was immediately struck by how relaxing and welcoming the space is. From the cosy courtyard and cafe, to the quiet and comfortable rooms this is a perfect space for my Remedial Massage, Myofascial Release, Scar Tissue Therapy and Reiki sessions. I'll be tempted to have some treatments there myself as a client too. Highly more
Jane Midgley
Jane M.
Me and my little boy came to the baby massage (tinies) and we loved it so much we signed up to the baby yoga (wrigglers). Would recommend these classes to any new mum. I really wish I’d known about the antenatal classes whilst pregnant. Fi is so calming and all the babies loved her. Thank you for all your support and advice. Xxread more
Jeni Barker
Jeni B.
This is an amazing space and i am very much looking forward to running regular yoga classes from here. It's a great location in Sheffield and as soon as i walked into the studio i knew i could work from here. Very clean and well maintained space and its obvious a lot of love and care has gone into setting it more
Katie Sayles
Katie S.
Thank you for hosting the pregnancy retreat for our mums group! It was the perfect relaxing end to my pregnancy and also a chance to refresh my Daisy Birthing techniques.
Amy Victoria Pickstone
Amy Victoria P.
Sheffield Wellness Centre is a fantastic space . All the rooms are warm, welcoming, quiet and well suited for their purpose. It has been recently furnished and painted so everything is fresh and clean. The people who work there are kind, professional, friendly and helpful. The location is really good, it's easy to travel to. The actual complex has a nice little antique shop and a brilliant cafe which caters very high quality home made food and a nice vibe. I highly recommend the Wellness Centre to anyone who is looking use the clinic for therapy or anyone looking to hire out the more
Paul Swami
Paul S.
Lovely relaxing premises . I'm so glad I found this little gem to work from
Angela Crawford
Angela C.
i used the Wellness Centre main room for a photoshoot ... The light was perfect, the environment clean and pleasing and the people lovely. It is a such a lovely environment in which to work and the calming and easy feel of the place unmistakable. While A photoshoot is not the primary role of the Wellness Centre I can highly recommend it should you want to use it as such ... And other wise ... It is just a lovely calming environment to use and the guys who run it lovely!!!!read more
I come to the Wellness Centre for my Daisy Antenatal classes and it’s the perfect retreat from busy Sheffield life. I love the space, so cosy and you feel really tucked away. The classes themselves are amazing and Fi is the best guide through everything! I will definitely be coming back for the parenting course and the baby massage classes!read more
Beth Johnson
Beth J.
I attended the Sheffield Wellness Centre today for the Marketing and Network event and was so impressed, the environment is beautiful, a lovely energy, so serene and tastefully decorated. The event itself was fantastic, very informative, relaxed and learnt lots of new things! Absolutely worth attending for the knowledge, environment, sharing and like minded therapists in terms of networking. Thank you 🙏read more
Shanti Healing
Shanti H.
Gorgeous area that's relaxing and wonderful people working. They are always happy to help.
Po Stoneman
Po S.
Great new premises, light, airy & calming, great understanding staff, great location within the cobbled courtyard of The Old Coach House......Great Job Guys !!!!
Paul Froggatt
Paul F.
Sheffield wellness centre is a fantastic space, very easy to access from Abbeydale road. Furthermore, the space in itself, is calm (away from traffic), warm and very welcoming. I would recommand it highly.
Aurore Jocelyne Sansinena
Aurore Jocelyne S.
Lovely venue, I had a Reiki session with Jess. It was my first session with her, she was very welcoming and explain the process in detail. The treatment was wonderful, I felt relax and a sense of joy during the session.I highly recommend Jess and the place to anyone that wants to try Reiki for the first time as she is a very gentle and calm more
Mariam Perez
Mariam P.
Lovely place! Coasy, beautiful, newly decorated rooms. Easily accesible from Sheffield city centra and Pick District. A lot of qualified therapists with experiences in various disciplines. Highly recommended!
kate knap
kate K.
What a wonderful space! We had a great time at baby yoga, Fi is wonderful. I will be back for more of the lovely things on offer!
Audrey Campbell
Audrey C.
I was looking for a pregnancy massage near me and I found Laura at The Wellness Centre on Abbeydale Road. I was in quite a lot of pain with my pelvis and back and really in need of a relaxing massage. The massage itself was done on the floor on the most comfortable beanbag which I found very easy to relax into. The whole session was just amazing, I left feeling relaxed, uplifted and totally at ease. Thank you Laura!read more
Fi Hennessy
Fi H.
I find these rooms very enjoyable to work from. The centre is slightly tucked away yet easy to find, which makes it an ideal place to hold a practice with a little privacy. The booking process is straightforward thanks to the online booking system and I find the set-up in general is designed to make the therapy experience a smooth, pleasant one for practitioners and clients. I'd highly recommend the centre as a great place to build your practice!read more
Charlotte Gutu
Charlotte G.
I went to this space to check out the yoga room. It is clean and beautiful. I cannot wait to start classes here!
Joanna Ferret
Joanna F.
Had a great time at a custom pregnancy pamper day with a load of other mamas-to-be last week. Especially enjoyed my wonderful pregnancy massage with Eva (couldn’t have even guessed how she would do it!) and the scones and relaxation provided by Fi ❤️
Amy Spencer
Amy S.
Every time i step into this centre, i feel at home. My shoulders drop and i know that i can relax easily into the treatment. The workshop space is light and cheerful. Love it x
Katie Challis
Katie C.
Affordable rooms for start-up businesses, lovely space, friendly service, very grateful for the help so far! Highly recommended.
Georgina Ramos
Georgina R.
The rooms were warm and cosy and a great setting for a therapy session! I come here often to receive therapy from the amazing Natalia who creates my own unique blend of essences.
Gabrielle Astin
Gabrielle A.
I have had the most wonderful hypnotherapy session with Fi from the Sheffield Wellness Centre. I knew from previous chats with her that she had the perfect voice and open demeanor for hypnotherapy, and I wasn't wrong.She immediately put me at ease and I was able to open up honestly with her. The session itself was lovely, I went quickly into a trance state and, although it's early days, feel very much that the session was beneficial: I already feel lighter and more in control of the anxiety and other problems I suffer with. The Sheffield Wellness Centre is also the perfect therapeutic space. The therapy rooms are lovely and perfectly suited to a range of therapies and the studio is bright and welcoming. I'm so excited to continue my therapy with Fi and am 100% sure this will give me so much benefit, I can't recommend her and the SWC more
Amber Ainsworth
Amber A.
Fabulous venue with beautiful therapy rooms and a wonderful “feel” to it. The lovely courtyard leads to the quiet rooms - there’s even a little cafe! I’m so happy to have found this little gem of a place!
Gina Bastiani
Gina B.
A really lovely welcoming space that's just a few steps off Abbeydale Road making it easy to access. Lots of different therapies on offer as well as yoga classes and workshops and a courtyard and café downstairs for extra relaxation before or after your treatment.
Sarah MoonFlower
Sarah M.
Lovely peaceful premises, beautifully kept. Run by the most lovely, helpful and friendly people. A great place to come for any type of treatment or to hire the rooms. If only more places were run as well as this one! Fantastic!
Hooha Photography
Hooha P.
I loved the atmosphere of this place! Since the first contact, they were very welcoming and supportive. The location is perfect, surrounded by beautiful stores and a coffee shop, but still very quiet, like an island of peace in the middle of the city. The rooms were cosy, well isolated and perfectly fitted for any therapy. I loved the flexibility and openness to use the premises as well as all the support they offer to develop my personal practice. I'm looking forward to starting working with this beautiful team!read more
Natalia Montes
Natalia M.
What a great little find, with great people inside it who want to make you feel better.The building itself is cute and quirky, and provides an ideal opportunity to have a light lunch or a sociable cuppa afterwards in the courtyard cafe downstairs. I’m looking forward to being there in the next few weeks, sat in the sun having some home-made cake and a latte. The therapy rooms are both quiet and calm. Being brand new they’re also immaculately clean and will be perfect for any counsellors or therapists wishing to rent them by the hour.All in all, quite a unique set up. Try more
Peter Vargas
Peter V.
Very comfy, well presented therapy rooms. Ideal for practitioners and so easy to book through the online booking system. I look forward to building my practice here!
Charlotte Gutu
Charlotte G.
Lovely yoga room perfect for small classes or workshops. Looking forward to doing some yoga there soon!
Emma Pickering
Emma P.
The Wellness Centre provides such a peaceful sanctuary, perfect for a relaxing massage or an absorbing class. Love this place <3
Jenny Vale
Jenny V.
Beautiful place. So many different things going on. Peaceful and excellent service.
Po Stoneman
Po S.
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