Sharron Wardman-Browne, Counsellor & Supervisor (MA) MBACP Reg & Accredited

Sharron Wardman-Browne, Counsellor & Supervisor (MA) MBACP Reg & Accredited

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70-72 The Havens
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP3 9SJ

Capel St Mary
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP9

07707 030113

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Basepoint
70-72 The Havens
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP3 9SJ

Capel St Mary
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP9

07707 030113

About me

  • This is your opportunity to explore whatever is troubling you and make changes in your life with confidence and support

I offer a caring, professional and therapeutic integrative counselling service for adults, couples, young people and children. As a  BACP registered and accredited counsellor, psychotherapist and life coach with over 20 years' experience, I believe in the uniqueness of each individual and make a wholehearted commitment to help you renew hope, build a robust and positive sense of who you are and take steps towards a more fulfilling life.

What I offer as an Integrative Therapist.

Individual Therapy: As an integrative therapist I draw upon my experience and training to work collaboratively with you and tailor the therapy to achieve the best outcome for you.  You will be met with warmth, compassion and understanding, creating a trusting safe space for you to discuss whatever is troubling you at your own pace, in an environment that is non-judgmental and confidential. Exploring thoughts and feelings that might not be acknowledged or explored in other areas of your life can be transformative and can lead to a different understanding and perspective on how you see your place in the world. You will be able to talk freely about whatever you want to bring to therapy, for example: relationship difficulties, anxieties, depression, issues from your childhood, loss and grief, problems with anger, addiction, problems around eating, low self-esteem, emotional dilemmas, sexual identity and general lack of confidence or direction.

I  offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for a range of conditions, such as anxiety, addiction and anger. This can be standalone  or integrated into your therapy.  For anyone experiencing trauma or phobias I am skilled in Rewind Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Thought Field Therapy (TFT).  These are effective dedicated treatments and you may need only two or three sessions to suit your needs.

Couples Counselling: Research shows that the essence of a good relationship is based on trust, effective  communication, mutual respect and empathy. Couple counselling recognizes that maintaining a happy and healthy relationship can be challenging, given the demands of work, children, extended family, friendships, financial pressures and life changes. In my work with couples the focus is on what's happening in the dynamics of your relationship, exploring difficulties and finding strategies to resolve problems.  Therapy is an opportunity to explore your relationship in a safe and supportive space so that each of you can openly communicate what you experience in the relationship.

Difficulties that relationship counselling can help with include: arguments, lack of trust, dealing with an affair, differences over how you manage your finances/children/family relationships, feeling your relationship isn't going anywhere, lack of intimacy and/or sex, relationships with step children, wanting different things from the relationship, falling out of love, coping differently with loss, change and bereavement,deciding how you want your relationship to be in the future, separation, divorce and issues related to children.

Children and Young People: I have 20 years' experience of working with Children  and Young People. I believe that all children and young people should have someone to talk to who they do not need to please or protect. I offer a safe place to express fears and concerns and support the young person as they develop coping strategies and new insights to effectively deal with their concerns. I offer 1:1 talking and play/art therapy depending on the child's / young person's age and needs.  This includes using a range of art materials, for example drawing, painting, craft work, sand-play, stories and therapeutic games.  This is an enormously therapeutic and powerful way to express emotions. As a school and adoption counsellor, I have experience of working with adults, young people and children with learning difficulties and those with an autism spectrum disorder.

Although I have worked with a variety of issues for children and young people, I have particular expertise in working with: anxiety and depression; bullying; learning difficulties; behavioural problems; all forms of abuse (or witnessing abuse) bereavement/loss; attachment disorder; separation anxiety; adjustment to new family circumstances; low self esteem and lack of confidence; eating disorders and self harm; sexuality and gender.  I work with children with learning needs and those with an autism spectrum disorder. I also work with children who have been adopted or are in foster care.

For further information on how I work, please visit my website - https://Ipswichcounselling.wixsite.com/website

As an experienced BACP accredited therapist I have extensive experience of working with a wide range of issues, such as :

Abuse - Physical, Sexual, Emotional and Domestic Abuse, Being in an abusive relationship, Leaving an abusive relationship

Addiction and addictive behaviours (gaming, alcohol, drug abuse, internet, porn, smoking),  living with someone with an addiction

Anger Management

Anxiety (Social Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder)

Attachment Disorders

Bereavement, grief and loss (following illness, accidents, sudden deaths, drug related, suicide)

Couples Counselling (communication difficulties, trust, affairs, arguments, step children, changes in family circumstances)

Depression

Eating disorders, Anorexia and Bullimia

Health anxiety, chronic and serious illness including cancer

Infertility, pregnancy loss, unplanned pregnancy, childlessness

Low self-esteem / low confidence / low mood

Obsessive compulsive disorder

Pain management

Panic attacks

Personality disorders, dissociation, derealisation, bi-polar, borderline, hearing voices, OCD

Phobias

Relationship difficulties (inc romantic, friendship, family, work-related, present & historical), relationship breakdown, sexual difficulties, divorce and separation, affairs, family issues, step families

Stress and work stress, stress management, bullying

Sexuality, gender identification and gender transition

Spirituality and making meaning in our lives

Suicide idealization

All issues relating to adoption and foster care - I am a LINK approved adoption counsellor

Free Initial Assessment and Fees

  • I know that looking for the right therapist can be daunting. I offer an initial 30 minute assessment free of charge. This will help decide how we can work to ensure that you receive the therapy that is best suited to whatever you bring to therapy.  At the end of the assessment, it is completely your choice if you wish to continue.  It is very important that you find the right counsellor for you. I hope that I will be able to work with you, but if I feel that I am not the right person for you, I will refer you to other experienced and trusted colleagues.
  • My standard fees per hour are: £35.00 for individuals, £40.00 for couples
  • Concessions:  I charge £25.00 for trainee counsellors.  I also have some reduced cost sessions and operate a sliding scale of fees depending on income level of client. Please do ask.
  • I am sensitive to the fact that for some people travelling is difficult due to a variety of reasons.  In this circumstance, I offer a floating counselling service and can visit you in your own home.
  • I will always try to accommodate your time preferences and offer appointments during the day, evening and Saturdays.

Next Step

  • Please contact me by phone or text on 077-070-30113. Alternatively you can contact me via email - sharroncounselling@talktalk.net. I look forward to hearing from you.  I will aim to get back to you within 24 hours.

My Experience

I have extensive experience of counselling individuals, couples, families, adolescents & children (Enhanced DBS Holder).

I have worked as a psychotherapist and counsellor in a variety of different locations including primary and secondary mental health services. I work as a Bereavement Counsellor working with adults, military personnel, young people and children.  I have also worked for the Miscarriage Association with issues relating to infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth and depression. I was the Lead Counsellor/Clinical Supervisor at Lighthouse Women's Aid for six years. This agency is dedicated to women and children who have suffered abuse.  Some of the issues addressed in this agency included addiction, depression, eating disorders, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), identity and personality disorders, anxiety and all forms of current and historical abuse. I hold a level 3 qualification in working with survivors of rape and sexual abuse and have worked with many issues surrounding current and childhood sexual abuse.

I have four years' experience of counselling in a University Counselling Service, dealing with concerns around gender identity, loneliness, relationship difficulties, stress, anxiety and worries about the future.  I am an approved LINK Barnardo's Adoption Counsellor and attachment focused therapist, working with individuals, couples, and families. I work for a local Charity with adults and couples for issues relating to personality disorders, addictions, depression, anxiety, self-harm, chronic illness, cancer and chronic pain.

I am a counsellor in local schools and with a youth support agency. I work for Employer Assisted Programmes (EAP) with adults for all areas of work stress, anxiety and illness and couples with relationship difficulties.   I work with personality disorders and am a registered PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors) counsellor. I have a dedicated private practice and work with clients with a wide range of concerns.I have taught psychology to Degree level and was the Course Leader for Counselling courses at University Campus Suffolk, teaching counselling to qualified practitioner/degree level.

Supervision

I work as a Supervisor with Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Trainees, as well as having experience of working with teaching staff and helping professions. My supervisory work is underpinned by encouragement, support and reflective practice and is in accordance with the BACP ethical framework. I offer supervision for those working with children, young people, adults and couples.  I offer supervision of supervision.  Please see my Supervision Profile.

Training, qualifications & experience

Personal Affiliations

  • MBACP accredited membership
  • MBACP accredited register
  • MBACP Counselling Children and Young People (CCYP)
  • Play Therapy UK
  • Friend of PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)
  • LINK Barnardo's Approved Counsellor
  • CRUSE Accredited Bereavement Counsellor

Training, qualifications and experience

My experience embraces working with men and women from different age groups, cultural backgrounds, sexual orientation and ethnicity. I have worked with busy business executives, students, senior citizens, vulnerable adults, couples, families, adolescents and children. In fact everyone from 5 to 85!

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Clinical Supervision
  • BA (Hons); MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • MA Education (Psychology)
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • Winner of Dean's Award for Faculty Outstanding (Counselling) Student (Anglia Ruskin University)
  • BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Distinction)
  • BACP Accredited Certificate in Integrative Counselling (Distinction)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Child and Adolescent Counselling Training; Accredited Play Therapy UK: Practitioner in Therapeutic Play (Distinction)
  • Couples Training: Interpersonal Couple Counselling
  • Accredited Bereavement Counsellor; CRUSE Certificate in Bereavement Care; CRUSE Bereavement Care: Working with Children and Young People; CRUSE Bereavement Care: Sudden and Traumatic Death
  • Level 3: Rape Crisis Training
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training
  • Masters Level CBT Module
  • Registered LINK Barnardos Adoption Counsellor; Attachment Focused Therapy (Bardardo's);
  • Emotional Freedom Technique Therapist
  • Child and Vulnerable Adults Protection Training (Suffolk County Council)
  • Practitioner Diploma in Life Coaching
  • Certificates in Training and Development
  • Adult and Children's Safeguarding Certificates
  • TFT Certificate (Thought Field Therapy)
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Reiki Training Levels 1 /2/ Spiritual Companion Training
  • Body and Soma: Working with trauma or strong emotions that are held in the body
  • The Foundations of Trauma Therapy with Babette Rothschild
  • Rewind Trauma Technique
  • LGBT training; Gender Issues; Transgender Awareness Training; Gender reassignment
  • Working with Affairs and Betrayal
  • Addiction; Drug Awareness and Reducing Harm
  • Working therapeutically with Eating Disorders
  • Working Effectively with Adult Surviviors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Sand tray and Symbolic Meaning
  • Sign and symptoms of drug use in young people
  • Addiction and substance misuse
  • Counselling for Depression and Anxiety

Mindfulness. For many years, I have been interested in the body-mind connection and how emotional pain and negative thinking can lead to physical symptoms. I have practised mindfulness for five years and have a particular interest in using mindfulness to improve mental and physical health. I have taught mindfulness on a 1:1 basis with clients. There are many health benefits associated with practising mindfulness including managing stress, reducing anxiety and managing chronic pain.

Inner Child Work: There can be the you who is in the world and a you that does not feel so adult. This can be through arrest of development as a child, through trauma, memories that you are unable to move away from or where you have got stuck.

I hope that information above tells you something about me regarding some of my training and experience. I am always happy to answer any questions. I hold an enhanced DBS Certificate. I am committed to my own personal ongoing professional development and I attend various training and workshops. I fully adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework and engage in regular supervision.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with:

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Pre-bereavement

Spirituality - spiritual companionship

Carers

Physical disability (Therapy for the disabled or their carers)

The impact of living with chronic ill-health, or being diagnosed with a condition or disease that has brought you face to face with your mortality. Facing your fears whilst keeping a sense of yourself. I also offer well-being counselling/coaching looking holistically at your life and relationships.

Fees

I offer a comfortable, quiet and confidential service based in Capel St Mary conveniently situated near the A12/A14 and with easy access to Ipswich, Felixstowe, Hadleigh, Colchester and surrounding areas.There is ample "off road" secure free parking. I also offer counselling at Basepoint in central Ipswich.  This is easily accessible with nearby parking and a local bus route.

I try to make my therapeutic work accessible and affordable to all. I offer a free, without obligation initial 30 minute telephone consultation.

I offer face-to-face, Skype and telephone counselling.

Fees

1:1 Therapy Session: £35 per hour

Couple Counselling - £40.00 per hour

Family Therapy - £40.00 per hour

Home Visits

I also offer home visits for clients that may have difficulty travelling or other presenting issues that may make it difficult to come to me. There is an additional charge for time and fuel.

Concessions

I charge £25.00 for trainee counsellors.  I also have some reduced cost sessions and operate a sliding scale of fees depending on income level of client. Please do ask.

Cancellation Fee

All sessions are subject to a cancellation fee of £25.00 unless 24 hours notice is given.

I undertake regular supervision every month to adhere to BACP requirements and hold professional Indemnity insurance. I hold an enhanced DBS Safeguarding Certificate.

Supervision

I offer supervision to those working with children, young people and adults. I have considerable experience of working with supervisees who work with bereavement, addiction, domestic abuse, childhood sexual abuse, depression and anxiety and those who work as school counsellors.

£35.00 per hour for qualified counsellors.

£28.00 per hour (or £42.00 for 90 minutes) for students in training and/or volunteer counsellors

Further information

I practice counselling and psychotherapy in a private, confidential setting in Capel St Mary (IP9). There is ample free car parking available.

My availability is Monday - Friday 9.30 am to 8.00 pm and Saturdays.

Maps & Directions

Ipswich, IP3 9SJ
Ipswich, IP9

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Day time, evenings and Saturdays. Face to face, Skype, Telephone and home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

The supervision I offer is relational and integrative.  I am an experienced supervisor and  successfully completed a Post-Graduate Certificate and Diploma in Clinical Supervision.

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