Sharon Harrison MA, AdvDip, UKCP accredited/registered
Embarking on counselling or psychotherapy can feel like a really big step to take. It can feel difficult to find a safe place to talk about sensitive or painful issues. You may fear judgement or shame, blame or criticism. You may have felt you had to keep your experiences and feelings hidden from others.
I can offer you a safe, calm and non-judgemental space in which you can explore your concerns and process your experiences and life challenges, supporting you, over time, to find your way through your difficulties, find greater self acceptance and inner strength and move forwards in new directions from past challenges.
Therapy can offer you the opportunity to reflect on your life circumstances and gain greater awareness of how situations have affected you. It can support you to find ways to make changes, if necessary and help you to find the resources and resilience to take steps towards improving your situation and your emotional wellbeing.
I take the view that you are the expert on your own thoughts, feelings, needs and experiences but as I offer observations and feedback on what you tell me, this may help you to hear yourself better and to clarify and make sense of the issues on your mind. This may help us to identify patterns or themes that seem to recur in your life and to make links between current concerns and past difficulties.
As an Integrative psychotherapist, I have received training in various theoretical models, which I can draw on to suit the types of issues that you bring and as appropriate to what you hope to gain from therapy.
The main models I draw on are psychoanalytic theory; Attachment-based models, and Existential / Humanistic psychotherapy. I take a person-centred approach to sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology at Regents University in London, where I completed a Masters degree in Psychotherapy & Counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy.
I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and am bound by their professional code of ethics.
I have over 14 years’ experience working in the field of social care, with a varied client group including those with physical and learning difficulties. I worked for 10 years supportively with people with mental health problems in the public sector.
In addition to my private psychotherapy practise, my experience also includes work with students in higher education within a university counselling service, and for MIND with a diverse and varied client group.
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
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- 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
- Internet addiction
- 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
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
In recognition that psychotherapy and counselling can often be difficult for people to afford I operate a sliding scale and my fees are negotiable at assessment. As a general guide:
Daytime sessions are £40-£60 for 50 minutes.
Initial Assessment sessions are 90 minutes and are charged at £50.
Evening sessions are £50-£70 for 50 minutes.
Initial Assessment sessions are 90 minutes and are charged at £60.
I can offer discounted rates to students of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime sessions: Monday - Friday. Evening sessions: Wednesday - Friday.
Types of client