We are delighted to have a leading Psychology and Counselling Service at InMotion – an essential core of our multidisciplinary wellbeing clinic.
Psychological support and talking therapy can help you with a wide range of presenting difficulties, including:
- Low mood or depression
- Stress (including work- or school-related)
- Anxiety (including phobias, panic and obsessive compulsive-disorder)
- Difficulties associated with loss (such as bereavement, separation, divorce, or job loss)
- Behavioural difficulties
- Relationship difficulties
- Parenting difficulties
- Appearance issues (including body dysmorphia, pre-surgical assessments)
- Self-esteem/confidence/social skills
- Health-related concerns, such as living with and managing acute or chronic illness (including pain)
I am a qualified counsellor registered with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I have worked with individuals ranging from 16 to 90+ years old, from all walks of life and varying backgrounds.
To ensure that I remain up to date with the latest research, I continue to attend further training and participate in research, as well as undergoing continual supervision.
How I work
I am a Pluralistic Counsellor, which means I combine methods from different approaches into the formula which works best for you. We can discuss your own preferences and goals to understand how counselling can work for you. You can read more about the pluralistic approach and how it differs from other approaches on the pluralistic website. I don’t believe that “one size fits all”. Instead, I believe that because your challenges and experiences are unique to you, they should be explored as such.
My role is to understand the world and how you are experiencing it from your point of view. Everything you say is confidential, and I’m not here to judge anything you say. My job is to create an environment in which you feel safe enough to explore anything you want without fear of judgment or shame. I will help you discover your own resources that may be hidden within, and to understand and heal any pain, anxiety, or other feelings that you do not want to carry.
Every Session is Unique
The structure of sessions along your counselling journey may vary as your needs vary. You may feel you’d like to focus more on your past during some sessions; other times may lean more on present feelings and experiences. When and how much to explore is entirely your choice, and exploring the past isn’t always even necessary.
Exploring the past and present help you gradually come to understand your past experiences, make sense of how they affect you now, and eventually how to change how those experiences affect you in the present.
Focusing on feelings in the present and current challenges in your life is equally important. We can discuss useful tools and techniques to manage your day-to-day difficulties in order to function more productively and to make better-informed decisions in relation to your life, work, and relationships.
Our Therapeutic Relationship
The connection which forms between counsellor and client is the “therapeutic relationship”. How you feel within this therapeutic relationship is paramount to your progress. It should provide you a feeling of safety and comfort, and you should feel understood and free of judgement.
If you wish to have sessions with Shema. these are typically 50-55 minutes at £55.
If you wish to block book 6 sessions with Shema. these are £300 (£50 each).
Awesome team – just amazing! Have been a regular customer and can completely recommend. Thank you for everything!
Wonderful care and treatment. Having a chronic painful condition, it is so good walking out feeling so much better than when I arrived. Thank you.
Have to say, I had massage therapy today. I cannot recommend enough! Thoroughly lovely young woman, brilliant massage, explained what was happening at various points and excellent experience overall. Will definitely be back when I can. Thank you so much!
Our comprehensive list of available treatments
We can provide the latest treatments for specific areas of pain. In your Initial Physiotherapy consultation and treatment we will discuss your massage needs and recommend the best approach for you.
We are proud to be Chester's first clinic to use an Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Machine for the benefit of our patients.
Whilst our team of Podiatrists can provide specific Lower Limb and Foot treatments, our Physiotherapists add much more help for your whole body aches and pains!
Podiatry is the international name for “Foot Doctors”. It covers more specialist advice and treatment options than general Chiropody (routine foot and nail care).