Sharon Lloyd BA (Hons) Counselling, DipHE MBACP
Cloudless Horizons Counselling
At times in our lives we all experience moments when we feel troubled, under pressure or weighed down. This is often when counselling could help. Just talking to someone in a non-judgemental safe environment might help lighten the load and enable you to think more clearly. I am an experienced practitioner working with both individuals and couples using an integrative approach to therapy incorporating concept from psychodynamic, CBT, Solution focused, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and Mindfulness. This allows, for the work to be tailored to the client’s individual situation.
Counselling is not about giving advice. It is about enabling you the client to find your path to address the root of the problem and not just treat the symptom. It will contribute to providing you the client with new perspectives on aspects of your life that you may feel have become rigid.
Some of the presenting issues I work with are, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, O,C,D, loss, infertility, relationship problems, lack of self esteem, sexual and emotional abuse, body dysmorphia age, difficult family backgrounds, work related stress, learning difficulties, disability and illness within the family and more.
With over twenty years experience working with families, children and diversity I believe I have gained some insightful knowledge which is helpful in the work. I am told by others that I have a warm, open and friendly approach and believe key to the work is the therapeutic relationship.
It maybe that you would prefer open-ended therapy to get to those deep rooted unconscious historical issues which you have never unravelled and could be impacting on your life now. Or perhaps a more solutions focused type brief therapy to deal with the more immediate issues to help you move forward to get on with life.
Choosing the right therapist for you can be a difficult task, therefore, I offer an initial assessment of thirty minutes free to see if you feel comfortable and we can work together. Here we will discuss together what type of therapy would be best for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Alongside my private practice, I work at two charity organisations and a Mental Health Trust offering a counselling service. I am a Clinical Assessor at Sutton Counselling and work in the community with families. My previous career background for over twenty years, has been working with children and families and in education.
I hold a BA (Honours) Degree (2013) in Integrative Counselling from the University of Greenwich and a Higher Education in Psychodynamic Counselling from the University of Surrey (2009-2012). Prior to that for a Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling and Organisational Dynamics (2009) and a Certificate in Counselling and Humanistic Therapy. Earlier areas of study include BTEC in Special Educational Needs and NVQ in Childcare.
As a professional I am dedicated to continued professional development to enhance my knowledge and experience, to be able to offer the best to clients. Therefore, I frequently attend additional training courses, workshops and seminars. For more details please visit my website:- www.cloudlesshorizonscounselling.co.uk
I hold an Enhanced DBS, have experience of Life Story Work and working with children.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- 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
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
As counselling is such a deep personal experience, it is very important that the choice of counsellor is right for you as an individual or as a couple. Therefore, I offer an initial assessment of 30 minutes free to see if you feel comfortable and we can work together.
Following session are offered at:-
£35-£40 for individuals 50 minute session
£25 if under the age of 25 years or a student
£50 for couples 1 hour
A few sessions are kept for those clients who may be on lower incomes (please ask for details)
Brief and long-term therapy are available. At our initial consultation we will discuss together how therapy may work for you.
My practice is set in the beautiful location of Brockham and easily accessible from A25 and A24 and central to the area's of Dorking, Reigate, Redhill, Newdigate, Leigh, Beare Green, Capel, Headley, Walton-on-the-Hill, Tadworth, Kingswood, Burgh Heath, Leatherhead, Epsom, & Ashtead.
By car RH3 7LX plenty of free parking available
By Train nearest station Betchworth (1 mile)
By Bus Route 32 (bus stop Kiln Lane outside premises)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Counselling sessions available during weekdays and early evenings
Types of client