Sharon Savage Fd.A., MBACP (Reg).
Hello and welcome to my profile.
Counselling can help us to understand and deal with difficult situations, traumatic previous experiences and painful feelings. It can help us to increase our self-awareness, motivation and move towards achieving our own individual potential. It is an opportunity to talk openly about what is troubling us and to explore our thoughts and feelings in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment while feeling supported. It can help us to understand why we experience difficult times and support us through making hard decisions and making changes to our lives.
Counselling is work that we do together. At the beginning of the therapy, and indeed, throughout the therapy, my aim is for us to identify what you want from the sessions and how the therapy will work best for you. I am an Integrative Counsellor. I have studied various models of Counselling including Person Centered, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Psychodynamic and Solution Focused, and use aspects of these individual models to inform my practice which means that I feel equipped to tailor how I work with you as an individual.
I am a qualified Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I hold a current enhanced DBS certificate and am fully insured. I offer confidential therapy for individual adults and young people (over the age of 11) within my private practice in the Redditch, Bromsgrove and South Birmingham areas, as well as some home visits. I am committed to delivering good practice and adhere to the BACP ethical guidelines (detail may be found on the BACP's website) and regularly attend Supervision and Continual Professional Development training.
After a career in Customer Service, Family Support and raising my family I retrained as a Counsellor which involved 5 years of formal training and a closely supervised placement. My Counselling experience includes working with a broad age range of people, with a broad range of difficulties and situations. I have worked within a hospice setting, gaining experience of working with bereavement, pre-bereavement, life-limiting illnesses and palliative care and carers. Within private practice, and while working with other Counselling agencies I have gained experience of working with issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, abuse (sexual, emotional and physical), work related issues, and low self-esteem. I also deliver IAPT work.
I have training and experience of working with people with an acquired brain injury and have worked within a charity in supporting these individuals. During this time I set up and managed the charity's Counselling Service.
I have completed training to deliver the Macmillan HOPE Programme; a well-being group programme for people who have experienced cancer, and I also have experience in delivering other well-being groups.
I am more than happy to provide any additional information so please feel free to contact me via e-mail, text or phone call. If I am unable to answer your call please leave a message or text me with your number and I will be happy to call you back.
If I am unable to offer you an appropriate appointment with myself, I may be able to offer you an alternative option.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed 5 years formal training in Counselling:
- Fd.A. in Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited) (Integrative)
- Advanced Certificate in Counselling (CBT)
- Certificate in Counselling skills (Person Centered)
I have training and experience in the following areas:
- Safeguarding children & vulnerable adults
- Acquired Brain Injury
- The Grief Cycle
- Sex and Sexuality
- Open ended Counselling
- Brief Therapy
- Delivering Stress & anxiety and well being groups and workshops
- Working with spirituality
- Emergency first aid
- Equality and diversity
- Substance awareness
- Health & safety and risk assessment
- Identification & brief advice alcohol training
- MARAC training
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic 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
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Acquired Brain Injury
Feelings of Failure
Sessions for private clients: £40 per 50 minute session
Corporate clients: £60 per 50 minute session
Wellbeing/psychoeducation groups: price on enquiry
I offer a limited number of sessions at reduced rates for students and those on low incomes
I take referrals from individuals, Personal Injury Case Managers, Social Services and charities.
I am also able to offer a Family Support Service.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Various daytime and early evening appointments available Monday - Friday. If I am unable to offer you a suitable appointment I am happy to refer you to my colleague.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|