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Welcome to counselling and therapy in Sheffield

My name is Simon Turnbull and I have a counselling and psychotherapy practice serving Sheffield and the surrounding area of South Yorkshire and Derbyshire.

I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist based in Sheffield, and I can work with you on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.

I am experienced in helping clients who suffer from difficulties with all sorts of life issues including:

- Depression

- Drug and alcohol problems

- Loss of direction and meaning in life

- Bereavement

- Life transitions - mid-life, redundancy, or changing career

- Stress, anxiety and panic attacks

- Eating disorders

- Relationship difficulties

- Suicidal thoughts and self-harm

- Physical, emotional or sexual abuse

- Compulsive behaviour such as gambling or sex addiction.

Of course what you are experiencing might not fit easily into any of these categories, so if you want to find out whether seeing me for counselling or psychotherapy might be helpful for you, give me a call to have a chat about it.

The government has recently lowered the recommended number of units per week for men - it is now 14 units. For women it is 14 units as well. If you want help with controlling or stopping drinking, get in touch.

I practised Buddhism and meditation for many years and I integrate mindfulness practice into my work as a counsellor and psychotherapist, and can help you to work with mindfulness practice into your everyday life.
As a qualified Embodied Relational Therapist (ERT), I am one of a relatively small number of therapists practising body psychotherapy in the Sheffield area. ERT integrates body psychotherapy with working relationally, so my approach includes working with the breath and the body to contact and release unresolved trauma, and develop emotional freedom.

I am also currently studying therapeutic shamanism (see links), so if you are interested in this, we can talk about working more shamanically.

Therapy is a chance to really be heard, to tell, or maybe re-tell, your life's experiences in a way that can gradually allow them to make more sense, and to be transformed by conscious acceptance. This will often involve re-connecting with the deeper unconscious aspects of ourselves that have been buried along the way, as we have grown up and learnt to live life.
Another important aspect is to get to understand self-defeating habits and behaviours, which may be hard to spot because they are mainly unconscious, having developed many years ago as strategies to deal with the difficulties we faced in early childhood. As a psychotherapist I aim to work with these directly in the here and now, as they come up in our sessions.

Sheffield Counselling and Therapy, based in
The Lodge House Natural Health Centre, Howard Road, Walkley, Sheffield, S6 3RX,
is within easy reach of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Chesterfield. To get directions click here

Please call me on 07947 386087 for more details or to discuss whether counselling or therapy or body psychotherapy in Sheffield might be useful for you.
Or you can email me at

By the way, if transport or mobility is an issue, I am happy to work via Skype or telephone.

Simon Turnbull (UKCP Accredited) Integrative Counselling, Psychotherapy, EcoTherapy and Body Psychotherapy Sheffield, Rotherham, South Yorkshire and Derbyshire.
I adhere to the UKCP code of ethics

Here is an extract from a poem by Theodore which touches how it can feel to be at odds with life and struggling

In a Dark Time by Theodore Roethke (Extract)

In a dark time, the eye begins to see,
I meet my shadow in the deepening shade;
I hear my echo in the echoing wood—
A lord of nature weeping to a tree.
I live between the heron and the wren,
Beasts of the hill and serpents of the den.

What’s madness but nobility of soul
At odds with circumstance? The day’s on fire!
I know the purity of pure despair,
My shadow pinned against a sweating wall.
That place among the rocks—is it a cave,
Or winding path? The edge is what I have.

Sheffield 0114 2679469 / 07947 386087

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