Merie Sharman BA (Hons); FdA Degree., MBACP
I have worked for many years within the community with the visually and physically handicapped. I have work experience with grief and bereavement and end of life challenges and continue this interest at the local Hospice and Youth Agency. I work with The Royal Borough Council as an Advocate to support vulnerable as well as individuals with learning difficulties to have their voice heard.
There are times when we lose direction or focus and become overwhelmed by issues that affect our lives and relationships. People seek counselling for a variety of reasons; what is impacting on their lives and to discover their potential. I will work with you to explore the issues that are causing pain, stress, anxiety and depression, that feeling of helplessness, being alone. We will look at ways to move forward to realise your potential, overcoming the issues that are causing stumbling blocks to regain the joy of living.
My approach to counselling has a Person-centred and Humanistic foundation as well as Integrative Work Practice, bringing together diverse skills from other approaches and philosophies which inform and support my practice. My work allows me to support individuals through various issues, for short or long-term work.
I have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds; different cultures; nationalities; occupations; age; religion; sexual orientation as well as the wholeness of the individual - the importance of Being.
Old Windsor is within a radius of approximately 6 miles Maidenhead, Slough, Bray, Burnham, Eton, Windsor, Sunninghill, Sunningdale, Ascot, Wentworth, Englefield Green, Egham, Staines TW18, close to the M25, M4, M3 and A3.
(free street parking available)
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling as well as a FdA Degree in Humanistic Counselling both accredited and recognised BACP courses. I have been involved in bereavement counselling for some years and hold a Certificate in Bereavement and continue my work within the local Hospice. I have worked with 'Child in Contact' Service; when adult relationships breakdown with children involved (Cafcass). Over many years, using my therapeutic skills, I have supported Windsor and Maidenhead Counselling Agency that is acknowledged and supported for it's service to the community by The Royal Borough of Maidenhead and Windsor. I have extended my practice by working in partnership with Slough Mencap, supporting those with Learning Difficulties. I am aware that mobility may restrict therefore, I am will to do home visits.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP with regular supervision as well as following an ongoing programme of Continued Professional Development that allows me to bring up to date information to support my clients and my work practice.
I have a social background working for many years within the community as an outreach worker in the Slough/Langley/Bracknell areas supporting groups; some with learning disabilities, visually and physically handicapped, and have been actively a counsellor for several years.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Jungian therapy
- Person-centred therapy
- Counselling: from £60.00 (50 minutes) - with discretion on financial status through negotiation.
One to One sessions, couples and family groups through negotiation
Home visits can be arranged through negotiation.
24 hour cancellation notice of appointment will be required otherwise, fee will be expected to cover the cancellation.
My practice is based on confidentiality, respect, acceptance, non-judgemental, trust, genuineness, empathic understanding and a belief in the client's own inbuilt resources. I firmly believe in the Client's Autonomy ,the importance of Being and work supporting and exploring the issues that have brought them to counselling in a compassionate manner.
Life can be painful at times; don't continue to suffer anxieties/depression that are stopping you from realising your potential and living life harmoniously. Understand the impact that these issue have on your life and what is causing pain.
Life's ups and downs may threaten to throw you off course; sometimes you have to put your own needs first - it's not selfish, it's about self-care understanding your own worth; yes, you are valued!
Why not phone, make contact and get out of life what you deserve. Help yourself through exploration to relieve the issues that have brought you to counselling in a safe, non-judgemental and contained confidential environment.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available on email/text any time when I will respond as quickly as possible.
Types of client