About me

Welcome to Counselling & Life Coaching Services.

I'm aware it can be challenging to reach out for help and support especially if you are going through an emotionally difficult time.  On top of that trying to find the right counsellor or therapist can feel overwhelming. 

What I offer is an intial brief free telephone chat to see if how I work may be of use to you. Then I provide a 'one session at a time' style of therapy , so you only need to commit to the session you booked.  Some people find working in this way makes the whole process of 'finding a counsellor' less daunting.  Although I may suggest that it may be useful for you to have more than one session, I don't have any rules about how many therapy sessions you 'should' have,  that's up to you.

During each session you can decide if and when you would like another session, and so on, until hopefully you feel things become more managable. Some of my clients prefer regular weekly sessions and some don't, my aim is to be as flexible as possible and make your therapeutic journey tailored to your needs. 

Although it can feel challenging to take that first step, counselling can also be a journey of discovery where with the right support you can begin to reduce emotional distress and make the changes necessary to live life in a way that feels good for you.

You are welcome to ring me for an initial chat, and visit my website for further information. I look forward to speaking with you!

** Please note that due to the Covid-19 outbreak I am offering telephone counselling and online video counselling.

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I am a qualified, registered senior accredited counsellor and am able to offer counselling or coaching by video or telephone.

My style of working is integrative which means that I am trained to use a range of counselling skills to support you. I offer short-term solution focused therapy and longer term psychotherapeutic counselling.

​I am a senior accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, a member of the  British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Coaching Division and a qualified clinical counselling supervisor.

​With over 16 years experience working as a counsellor both privately and for the NHS, I have experience of working in organisational and private hospital settings, GP surgeries and private practice.

Fees

£50 counselling or life coaching sessions - daytimes (up to 5pm)
£60 counselling or life coaching sessions - evening appointments

Training, qualifications & experience

With over 16 years experience working as a psychotherapeutic counsellor both privately and for the NHS, I have developed a special interest in working with depression and anxiety, stress, relationship issues and difficulties, addiction, emotional eating, long-term mental health difficulties, chronic illness, life limiting illness, bereavement and loss.

Qualifications:

  • BACP Snr. Accredited Counsellor
  • UKRCP Reg. Ind. Counsellor
  • BACP Accredited Diploma Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • PG Cert Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health
  • BA Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Diploma Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • Diploma in Counselling Supervision
  • Cert in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Cert Short Term Counselling
  • Cert In Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Cert Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Low mood, anxiety
Long Term Illness
Chronic and Life Limiting Illness
Support for Carers
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Family Issues
Existential issues/crisis
Post addiction recovery support
Life coaching and support
Motivational coaching/development

Business coaching/development

Addiction(s)
Affairs and betrayals
Anger management
Anxiety
Bereavement
Bullying
Cancer
Career
Carer support
Child related issues
Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
Dementia
Depression
Disabilities
Domestic violence
Emotional abuseExistential issues
Family issues
Feeling sad
Generalised anxiety disorder
HIV/AIDS
Infertility

Long term chronic illness

Long term chronic stress
Low self-confidence
Low self-esteem
Miscarriage
Physical abuse
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Postnatal depression
Pregnancy and birth
Redundancy
Relationship issues
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Separation and divorce
Sex problems
Sexual abuse
Sexuality
Spirituality
Stress
Trauma

Work issues
Work-related stress

Photos & videos

Fees

From £50.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£50 counselling or life coaching sessions - daytimes (up to 5pm)
£60 counselling or life coaching sessions - evening appointments

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Daytime appointments available

Further information

I offer video and telephone counselling, my work is professionally supervised and covered by insurance and I can accept referrals from individuals, GP's, organisations and employee assistance programs.

Curdridge
Southampton
Hampshire
SO32

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
VSee
Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Online and telephone supervison available The work we do as therapists can be both incredibly rewarding and challenging! My style of working is integrative which means that I can draw on experience working with several modalities to support you.

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Sharon Andrews

Sharon Andrews