Sharon Silver-Myer MBACP, Dip Psychodynamic Counselling, BSc (Psychology)
Perhaps you feel nervous about talking to a therapist? The first step, making contact, is often difficult but I think it is fair to say that as you have reached this far in your search, this may be a very good time to take the next step....
The corona virus has escalated feelings of anxiety for many. Emotional well-being often links with certainty and feeling in control and right now you may feel neither. I would like to offer you the chance to talk about your situation and concerns. It is likely that your feelings are linked to events earlier in your life and we can explore all of this together. Currently that means via a video or phone platform as all sessions are remote.
I am a psychodynamic counsellor with over 20 year's experience in private practice and GP surgeries, working with adults on a one to one basis. Psychodynamic counselling deals with deep rooted issues which usually have their basis in childhood experiences and relationships. These can go on to have a profound effect during later life, often giving rise to difficulties and problems, which need some help to work through and resolve. This kind of therapy is usually open ended which means that the time frame (and therefore the number of sessions) is not fixed.
Alternatively, I can also work on a time limited basis where a specific number of sessions, or time the therapy lasts, is agreed from the beginning. Coaching can also be incorporated into the work where helpful.
You may already have a good idea of the underlying causes to why you are feeling the way you are, but equally you may be puzzled by your feelings. In either case, whether you are experiencing emotional upset in any form, be it low mood, depression, anxiety, panic, outbursts of anger or tears, upset sleep, frightening dreams, excessive fatigue or general malais, then we may well be able to work together towards greater insight and consequently greater peace of mind.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc in Psychology. Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. Accredited Member BACP.
BUPA registered counsellor.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Please feel free to phone or email and we can talk about your needs and make an appointment.