Sheila Anderson

Counsellor for Adults, Children and Young People based in Ballynahinch, Co Down.

I appreciate that taking the step to seek out a counsellor can be a daunting thing for most people, whether it is for yourself or your child. I provide professional and confidential counselling that will put you or your child at the centre of the process.

Confidential counselling in my dedicated counselling in a discrete location

Sometimes in life you can find yourself experiencing relationship issues, challenging life events or emotional difficulties that are difficult cope with alone. It can feel like your inner resources are spent or your usual ways of coping are not meeting the issues you are trying to deal with.

Counselling offers a therapeutic relationship where your difficulties can be explored and processed enabling you to feel strengthened and better able to cope with life's challenges.

Perhaps your child or young person in your family is struggling to with anxiety, family breakdown, loss, self-esteem or a myriad of other challenges that can impact children and young people in today’s world. Specialised counselling for children and young people using creative tools can help support them and enable development of healthier coping skills and self-concept

Because I understand that coming to counselling and opening up to another person can be a difficult and even, at times, an emotionally painful process I always seek to provide warmth, acceptance and a non-judgemental counselling relationship in line with the BACP ethical framework

About Me


University of Ulster FdSc Counselling (Distinction)

CPCAB Level 5  Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People

CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CPCAB Level 6 Diploma in Counselling Supervision across the life span

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (A.C.T.O Approved)

My 19 years counselling of individual adults and specialist training in counselling children and young people including five years’ working as a school's counsellor has given me vast experience of providing a professional and competent counselling service.

My past background as a qualified Nurse and eight years as a Teaching Assistant working with children with special needs in mainstream schools has equipped me with professional experience and ability to understand your perspectives and unique needs and contexts, providing warmth, non-judgement and valuing your worth.

I also have counselling experience in a special school and can adapt how I work if a client finds verbal communication challenging. I work using creative and play-based approaches especially when working with children.


Monday and Tuesdays 9.30 until 8pm.

Availability for in person sessions or online counselling via zoom.

BUPA  and Vitality  Provider