Sharon Belshaw Msc MBACP
Counselling provides a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space where you can explore the areas of your life that are causing you distress.
There may be times where you feel confused or overwhelmed by your feelings and counselling can help you gain an insight and understanding of yourself and your difficulties.
My background experience includes working in Mental Health, and as a Special Constable, this has given me a deeper insight to other's distress.
I work as a Counsellor and I am a member of BACP and BPS , I work with Adults, Adolescents and Couples for both short -term and long-term therapy.
As well as my private work, I also have experience working in GP practice and I have also previously worked in secondary schools providing counselling for adolescents.
I previously worked in a managerial capacity for a large corporate Employee Assistance Programme providing short term counselling and brief psychological interventions.
In addition to private counselling, I am a Clinical Lead for a specialist complex Trauma organisation.
I am currently working towards becoming a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and I am also a member of the British Psychological Society.
I am also a Qualified Ericksonian Hypnotherapist which I also do on a private basis also.
I am based in Kilwinning which has good rain, bus and road networks.
I can offer evening appointments.
First Session is arranged as an Assessment session where together we explore a way forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
EMDR (2016) - Richman Training
Msc Counselling (2017) University if Aberdeen
PG Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2014)
PG Dip Counselling (2007)
COSCA Cert in Counselling (2005)
Bsc(hons) Psychology (2001)
Ericksonian Hypnotherapy (2012)
As part of Continuing Professional Development I have also have completed the following training:
Skills for managing Suicide and Self Harm
Inter-Agency Child Protection
Mental Health First Aid
Safe to Say
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- 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
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- My Fee is £45 per session.
Sessions can be either weekly or fortnightly, and there is flexibility to change the frequency.
Telephone counselling is also available if face to face is difficult for you, this is the only time payment is required in advance of the session.
if a session is cancelled without 24 hours notice , there is a charge applied, except in exceptional circumstances.
I can provide an Enhanced Disclosure upon request.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|