Counselling in Market Weighton with Cheryl Wilkinson
Support For Individuals and Young People
“When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting and less scary”
Counselling in Market Weighton
Cheryl Wilkinson offers you a way to understand the past,
experience the present and realise your future.
There are times in our lives where we all need help and it can be difficult and problematic to speak openly and freely with family and friends about issues which you are exploring.
Free Initial Consultation
Please get in touch to arrange your free initial consultation
Finding the right counsellor can feel overwhelming, which is why I offer a free initial consultation.
During this free session, you have the opportunity to discuss what brings you to therapy and I learn a little more about you and your situation – we are both then in an ideal situation to decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
Should you have any queries, feel free to get in touch, either via phone or email, for a confidential, no obligation chat about what I offer and how I work.
“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength”
Hello! I’m Cheryl
Hi – my name is Cheryl and I offer a calm, relaxing space which gives you the opportunity to talk openly and freely about things which may be troubling you.
I am the resident psychotherapist on Radio Humberside’s Fiona Mills “Unheard” Show every Wednesday evening 7-10pm.
Sometimes life throws challenges at us which can throw us off course and being able to talk to someone who can help you put things in perspective and provide you with the ability to understand and address the problems you’re facing can help you to find your inner strength and the resilience you need to discover your unique personally meaningful goals.
Having a space and time which is truly your own with no distractions and someone to listen who doesn’t judge or criticise allows you to be completely “you.”
My goal is to support you throughout your journey of self discovery, walking alongside you every step of the way, helping you to slot the jigsaw pieces of your life back together.
We’ll take things at your pace and work on what you feel is important to you at any given time.
WHY DID I BECOME A THERAPIST?
After facing a series of challenges over a number of years, I was determined that something positive should come out of my experiences. Having visited a number of counsellors, I realised that there was a vast difference in the type of support available and set out to become the type of therapist that I wished I had been able to visit!
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
The counselling sessions are all about you. This is your time to feel safe in a relaxed, secure, non-judgemental environment. There is no agenda to follow, you decide what is important to you and we work at your pace to ensure that you receive the support you need. I am here to help you see things differently, to offer clarity, provide a listening ear and to facilitate the change you desire.
My Training, Qualifications and Experience
B A Hons (Sociology)
AIM Awards level 3 Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
AIM Awards Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills and theory
AIM Awards Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Awareness in Bereavement Care
Volunteer with CRUSE Bereavement Services
Certificate – Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Ascentis Bereavement Care
The National Counselling Society
Accredited Register Membership of
Professional Standards Authority
Some of the issues I work with…
Loss and Bereavement
Low Self Confidence
Anxiety and Stress
Pregnancy and Birth
Divorce and Separation
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do sessions last?
Your therapy session lasts up to an hour. Ideally, we would look at one session per week to begin and would then re-assess as we progress.
How much do sessions cost?
Each session costs £40.00
What happens at the initial consultation?
This is your chance to ask questions and find out if you feel you are in “the right place.”
This is my chance to explain all about the counselling relationship, gather information and talk with you about your aims and goals.
Can I change or cancel an appointment?
Of course, I appreciate that there may be times when a scheduled appointment may be difficult to make. Ideally, 24 hours notice is required to negate the need for a charge being made.
Is everything confidential?
I am bound by the code of ethics as laid down by The National Counselling Society ensuring that everything discussed in our therapy room is completely confidential between us.
Breaking confidentiality would only be considered in the following exceptional circumstances, these include: if I am concerned that you may be seriously at risk of harming yourself or harming another person or if there is serious risk that another person is of harm to you or if a child is at risk of being harmed. In such instances, I would make every effort to discuss the situation with you; if that was not possible, I would then consider contacting relevant services, for example, your GP.
"Cheryl instantly put me at ease. I was made to feel that I wasn't "mad" and that the way I felt was perfectly normal. Cheryl calmly helped me to identify areas of my life that I needed to address and many of the techniques she talked me through are now part of my normal life. I can't thank her enough."
"I have visited a number of counsellors over the years and for the first time, I didn't feel pigeonholed. Cheryl took the time to get to know me and just let me talk at my own pace. She actually listened to me which gave me the time and space I needed to really explore what I needed."
"It is no exaggeration to say that Cheryl has changed my life. After every session with her, I felt as if I had left a suitcase of my baggage in the therapy room. Had someone told me twelve months ago that I would feel this settled, comfortable and happy with my life, I really wouldn't have believed them."
"After my husband died, I really struggled. I felt lonely, sad and empty. It was difficult to talk with my family as I didn't want them to worry and knew that they were dealing with their own grief and although my friends tried to help, they didn't understand. Cheryl gave me the space to open up and really talk about how I felt. She helped me understand my emotions and showed me how to move on."
"I felt at the end of my tether - I was anxious, drinking too much, arguing with my family and really didn't like myself at all. I must admit, it was with some reluctance that I attended a counselling session but It was like a light being switched on. After just four sessions, I felt back on track, the old me was back and life was good!"
"My teenage daughter was struggling with severe anxiety and stress and was unable to go to school. After a recommendation and as a last resort, we got in touch with Cheryl. The difference was virtually immediate and my daughter is now studying for her GCSEs."
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