COUNSELLING REFERRAL SERVICE

Supporting The African Caribbean Community.

SACMHA Counselling Service

Research tells us that People of Colour are far less likely to be offered the talking therapies as a means of addressing their mental health challenges and far more likely to be subject to more intrusive interventions, often under the auspices of the Mental Health Act – this is especially true for the African Caribbean community and in respect of African Caribbean men in particular.

SACMHA is partnering with a group of trained counsellors and a trainee counsellor to help redress this imbalance.

SACMHA is now accepting referrals for all three of these Counsellors – please take a moment to review their biographies.

In addition, SACMHA has a limited number of free sessions with any one of these counsellors that we offer. Each person allocated to a Counsellor via the free route will have an initial allocation of 6 counselling sessions, free of cost and to be taken at a frequency agreed between Counsellor and Service User.

All referrals to SACMHA Counselling Referral Service can be made by other professionals, interested family or friends (evidence of consent required) or by self-referral.

Initial referrals should be sent to admin@sacmha.org.uk or by pressing the ‘Refer’ button if you are accessing this information from our website and completing a short form. We aim to follow up referrals within 5 working days.

Make A Referral

If you are making a referral for someone else, please ensure that you send us evidence of the individual’s permission.

You can send this through to us at admin@sacmha.org.uk

Meet Our Counsellors

Dr Delroy Hall and Paul Green and are trained Counsellors and in private practice in addition to undertaking commissioned work for other organisations.

 

Jack Silveroak is a Counsellor in training with valuable relevant pre-training experience to offer.

Delroy Hall
Counsellor

Rate: £55 per hour
Read Delroy's Bio ↓

Jack Silveroak
Counsellor in Training

Rate: FREE
Read Jack's Bio ↓

Paul Green
Counsellor

Rate: £40 per hour
Read Paul's Bio ↓

Pat Eschoe
Counsellor

Rate: Varied
Read Pat's Bio ↓

Dr Delroy Hall

Consultant, Counsellor and Trainer

Dr Delroy Hall is a trained counsellor, trainer, and a lifelong learner.

 

He has worked in a variety of settings, via Delwes Consultancy, which offers on-line consultancy, training, seminars, and webinars on a variety of subjects, but his focus is dealing with loss and grief, depression, anxiety, and clergy stress.

 

Primarily, Dr Hall is a people development consultant committed to dealing with human pain while developing trust, so people can recover and thrive.

 

He is an active leader in his community. His teaching experience includes giving lectures at Harvard University and Boston College Massachusetts, USA, Durham University, UK and has taught at Leeds Beckett University. He was appointed as the Sports Chaplain for Sheffield United Football Club in September 2017.

 

Outside of his concerns of human development and well-being, and keeps fit. As a former four hundred metre hurdler, ranked No 2 in Great Britain in 1979, he is presently training to compete in various triathlon events in the UK.

 

He is married to Paulette and has twin daughters Saffron and Jordan.

Jack Silveroak

Student Counsellor and Psychotherapist

I am a student counsellor and psychotherapist from Sheffield. I am working towards my Masters in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy; incorporating person-centred therapy, attachment theory and cognitive-behavioural therapy.


I am able to work with such issues as: loneliness and isolation, stress, anxiety, depression, anger, bereavement, interpersonal and relationship issues, family issues, identity conflict and life fulfilment. Or if you just want the time to talk, I am here to listen.

 

I am a member of the BACP and accountable to their Ethical Framework. I offer face-to-face, online or telephone appointments to suit you.

 

BACP Membership number: 00962942

Paul Green

Psychodynamic Therapist

The fact that you have made the decision to seek therapy, suggests that your own defences are no longer effective in dealing with problems and you need outside help to make sense of the problem or to exercise greater levels of control.


My role, as a psychodynamic therapist, is to provide an environment that is confidential and safe, to explore your feelings and memories; this doesn’t mean all your life is broken, but certain grey areas are compromising the relationships you have with self and others.

 

This is why I do what I do.

I will provide you with an outside perspective to help you understand how your past influences present behaviours; the use of defences to avoid reality and recognise how subconscious reoccurrence would require different strategies to make a better choice for existing problems.

 

Freeing yourself from your constraints would mean talking to a qualified counsellor like myself, who understands how the mind works and with years of experience working with wide-ranging issues over a long or short term period.

 

As a qualified therapist and registered member of British Association of counsellor and psychotherapist, I offer a wide range of therapeutic methods from inner child trauma therapy, couples and relationship counselling, behavioural therapy, addiction therapy, anxiety, anger, depression, Christian counselling or Spiritual and Holistic Care.

Patricia Eschoe

Counsellor and Psychotherapist

I am an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT), a CBT clinical supervisor, an Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) Psychotherapist, Cognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP), a person-centred counsellor and a counselling supervisor.

 

I have a wide range of knowledge, skills and experience of working in both general and mental health settings within the NHS over 28years, and also in the voluntary and private sector.  My mental health psychotherapy work includes, Lead Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist in Primary care & IAPT NHS service, CBT in NHS Secondary care & NHS Early Intervention services, and CBT in an NHS pain management unit. My experience additionally includes working as a therapist in a rape & sexual abuse service, a therapist for survivors of torture, a co-ordinator in a women’s psychotherapy & counselling service, a therapist for staff & students in a 6th Form College and a therapist for staff & students in a University Counselling and psychotherapy service.

 

I currently provide CBT in my private practice, working with individuals experiencing a broad range of common mental health difficulties, including trauma, anxiety disorders, work related stress, depression, and pain management.   I additionally provide EMDR psychotherapy for trauma related difficulties. My accreditation is maintained with the British Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapist (BABCP) and refer to relevant NICE guidelines.

 

I never underestimate what it takes for individuals to contact a therapist, and I have much respect and admiration for the courage demonstrated by clients during the process of therapy.  I hold a strong belief in the CBT and EMDR evidence-based approaches, when they are assessed as appropriate to meet the client’s psychological and emotional needs, and I have regularly evidenced clients’ achievements, and positive change, throughout the therapeutic contact.

JOIN US

We are looking for fully qualified BACP/NCS registered counsellors and psychotherapists to join our referral service.

 

To find out more contact admin@sacmha.org.uk or call 0114 272 6393.

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