Siobhan Sharkey

Siobhan Sharkey

90A Spencer Road
Derry/Londonderry
BT47 6AG

07935 811533

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90A Spencer Road
Derry/Londonderry
BT47 6AG

07935 811533

About me

I offer a welcoming, genuine and caring professional space for you to talk about your feelings and actions. I will listen and support you to talk about what is concerning you. I can also help you consider possibilities for change.

Counselling is mostly about you talking - about how you feel; about what you do that is troubling you.
I won't tell you what to talk about or give you advice. I will listen closely to what you say and aim to help you more fully understand your feelings and actions. I will support you to to find and explore your own solutions.
Some counselling relationships last weeks, others go on for longer. As the counselling relationship develops over time, I may offer a range therapy tools to help meet your needs, however, you need only try out what you think might be helpful to you.

As a person-centred counsellor, it’s important to me that clients feel safe and ‘seen’ in the counselling relationship. I will respect your expertise about your own life and I aim to be alongside you in a non-judgmental way, to help, support and guide you to explore your own issues and consider your own strengths, resources and next steps. At your pace.

My core values as a professional therapist include: equality, respect, safety, confidentiality, acceptance and hope.

What’s troubling you?

I offer counselling to adults for a range of issues, including:

  • Bereavement
  • Loss and grief
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Mood difficulties
  • Addiction
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Low self-esteem and confidence issues
  • Negative thinking
  • Abuse
  • Work related issues
  • Caring
  • Family issues

I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Registered Member of the BACP (MBACP) and this means that I work to a Counselling Code of Practice.

To be yourself in a safe space; to feel truly heard; to feel you have an open and honest relationship with your counsellor : these are key to helpful therapy. My counselling approach recognises that human beings are complex, and this is what makes our life both rich and challenging at the same time.

If you are wondering about counselling at this time, then you may feel that I can offer you a space to explore what you need. If you decide to come to counselling, the first session is an opportunity for you to see if you want to work with me.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am trained as an Integrative Counsellor and I am happy to discuss this training in more detail should you wish to.

I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)  and I work within their Code of Professional Practice.

My work with clients includes: grief, loss, anxiety, low mood, thoughts of suicide or self-harm, abuse, relationship problems, work issues, anger and substance-misuse.

Keeping up to date and professional development are important to me, so that I can offer my clients the best service I can. For example, I have had additional bereavement and end of life training and motivational therapy training. I consider my professional development carefully to help ensure that I can offer an holistic and diverse set of skills and support to clients.
I have previously worked as a counsellor with a national substance misuse charity and as a bereavement counsellor.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

My fee is £25 for the first session and £40 each subsequent session. Full sessions are 50 minutes.
I currently offer counselling in the Waterside area of L'Derry - Monday to Friday. Please contact me to discuss your needs, either by phone or email.

Maps & Directions

Derry/Londonderry, BT47 6AG

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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