Mo Sharpe MBACP (Accred).
I am a qualified and accredited counsellor and supervisor running a private practice in Hitchin. I work with couples and individuals and have extensive experience working with children and young people. I also offer relationship counselling,family therapy and mediation.
I believe that we all have inside us, the answers that we seek. And in discovering for yourself what you need, I believe the change is easier and longer lasting.
Starting some counselling can be for many reasons...it could be that you are currently struggling with life, due to major emotional upheaval or you could be looking to understand yourself better, to make steps towards a different future.
Whatever it is that brings you to counselling, I believe that the person-centred way of working allows the time and space for YOU to decide what it is you need.
Person-centred counselling is a ‘non-directive’ approach which provides you with an opportunity to explore your feelings and be emphatically understood without judgement in a safe relationship with your Counsellor. This ‘therapeutic’ environment is likely to help you discover your inner wisdom and make personal changes towards a more satisfying way of living and being.
My aim is to be alongside you as you discover the answers hidden inside. My hopes would be that together we can find the way to resolve the difficulties that you are facing, whatever they may be.
I work with adults, young people and children. I offer short-term or open-ended work.
I also offer relationship counselling (couples, partnerships, colleagues, family, friends and siblings...), including family therapy.
I have worked as a schools counsellor for many years and so have extensive experience of counselling children and young people.
I am am also co-founder of OPALS, an organisation running CPD for counsellors and various other workshops and courses offering support and learning to those that work with or live with children and young people.
I have also worked in the Arts world in Artist management for many years, giving me experience in understanding the emotional needs of performers.
I am an accredited member of the BACP and work within their code of ethics.
I carry professional liability insurance and have been Enhanced DBS checked
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Counselling Studies
Diploma in Person-centred Supervision
Certificate in Couples Counselling
FMA Family Mediator
Award in Education & Training
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with relationship issues within the family (family therapy) and in other types of relationships: work, friends etc.
Communication issues in all forms of relationships.
Adolescent issues such as peer pressure, parental difficulties, risky behaviour, promiscuity, attachment issues and self image, anger, self harm, self-esteem and confidence issues.
Parents struggling to understand their children and how to cope with those difficult adolescent years.
I am also trained as a Family Mediator for couple looking to separate/divorce.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
£45 - £60 per session (50 minutes)
£55 - £70 for sessions involving 2 people (60 minutes)
£60 - £80 for sessions involving more than 2 people (60 minutes)
£55 for supervision (60 minutes)
Concessions available for children/young people and students etc Please ask for details. I also offer EAP sessions.
Member of BACP (Accredited) & UKRCP
I attend workshops for continuous professional development to enable me to gain experience in many different areas to promote a fluid movement in my own learning and experience.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evening and Saturday morning slots available as well as week days.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer clinical supervision to Counsellors, trainee Counsellors and other practitioners working in the helping professions.View supervision profile