Who we are Meet the team Our team Shirley Sheen I qualified later in life as an integrative psychotherapist, finally finding my true vocation and passion after a fairly diverse career. Staring as an office junior at Fenwick’s of Newcastle through to retail management in Peterborough, building a house in Spain and running a holiday letting business, to eventually, returning back “Up North”. I started counselling children and adults for FACT in 2013. As FACT grew the counselling team developed and expanded to cope with the demand for our much-needed support services. I am immensely proud of our team; their commitment and dedication support so many individuals through hugely challenging times. In my spare time I love to walk my dog, yoga, and water-ski …. I’m also a great fan of Game of Thrones! It’s important to me to laugh and have fun it helps me find a much-needed balance working with loss and trauma.