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Philip Sheldon

Counsellor

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i believe therapy is a space to explore what's happened in the past, what's going on now, and what might happen next, and to navigate these sometimes difficult roads in order to get back to ourselves
  • €100 / session
Based inBerlin
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About me

*** TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT: I am working both online and face to face. My Diary is not synced to this platform, so please message me if you want to book a first appointment. I will endeavour to reply within 48 hrs. *** I'm from the UK, and started out academically with a first degree in Zoology. I drifted into Business following graduation for 10 years, before becoming super frustrated with my life and the 9 to 5. I took a risk and decided to try retraining as a therapist. I went back to college, and then University, and really enjoyed the challenge as a 30 year old going back to Uni. I have carved out a career in the counselling world, and appreciate the continuous learning journey you experience as a therapist, which feeds back into my work. I'm grateful for the work that i can do, to witness change, and to be able to sit with people through their transformations.

My approach

I have over a decade's experience working in the field. I am trained in integrative therapy meaning that i offer therapy to fit the client need. I combine modalities such as psychodynamic, humanistic, systemic and modern relational therapies. A few years ago i completed a Psychosexual certificate, and last year completed a diploma in Gender, Sex & Relationship Diversity, in order to better serve my clients. My rates are €100 for individuals (50 mins), and €130 for couples (1hr). I can offer sliding scale rates for those with different financial needs - please contact me for further information. .

Where I practice

Qualifications and experience

Education
2022 - Diploma in Gender, Sex & Relationship Diversity Therapy, National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists, UK, & National Counselling Society, UK 2015 – Certificate in Integrative Psychosexual Therapy, National Council of Psychotherapy, UK 2012 – Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative), University of Wales, Newport, UK
Experience
2016 - current:  relocated to Berlin, and set up private practice. 2012 – 2016:  lead counsellor for the UK’s largest HIV / Sexual Health charity working mainly with LGBTQ+ clients 2013 – 2016:  ran a successful private practice in South Wales, UK 2013 – 2015:  counselling 16 to 25 year olds in a Higher Education setting (brief intervention therapy) 2013 – 2014:  counselling long term gamblers in a new pilot scheme start up in South Wales.
Languages
English
Insurances
Private Pay

Published articles

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Romanticism: Trying to queer it, yet still getting stuck

‘How can the light that burned so brightly, suddenly burn so pale’ Art Garfunkel / Bright Eyes As I attempt to debrief myself after a recent break-up, I can’t help but think that this whole situation might feel a lot easier if I had not been so indoctrinated for most of my young and early
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How do I know when I should go to therapy?

Common fears around going to counselling Is this the right time for me? How will I know? In life, it is never quite the right time. We are very good at giving ourselves excuses and putting things off, so we don’t have to deal with the stuff. Often, taking small steps, such as researching therapists,
  • €100 / session
Based inBerlin
Last active
Available online
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