Sharon Kirby MBACP (Snr. accred) UKCP reg.
I work towards building a supportive and collaborative relationship with clients, creating a space where feelings, thoughts and experiences can safely be explored and processed. I believe the therapeutic process can bring about insight, greater self awareness and emotional growth, enabling individuals to move forwards towards achieving a greater sense of balance, fulfilment and peace in their lives.
I have over 20 years experience, working with a wide range of concerns and in different settings including community counselling & family services, the NHS, and Higher Education. I currently work in private practice and have a specialist interest in working with relationship issues with both individuals and couples.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed trainings in Counselling and Integrative Psychotherapy and also hold post-graduate qualifications in working with couples. My approach is informed by a range of therapeutic models along with contemporary developments in the fields of Psychology and Neuroscience.
Advanced diploma/MA Integrative Psychotherapy (Minster Centre)
Diploma Creative Couplework (Centre for Gender Psychology)
Certificate in Relationship Counselling (Relate)
Diploma/MA Counselling (Reading University)
BA (Hons) Psychology (Open University)
I have also completed trainings in working therapeutically with mindfulness and in Emotionally Focussed couples therapy.
As required by the BACP and UKCP, I am in regular supervision and follow an ongoing programme of continued professional development.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
For further information or to arrange an initial appointment to discuss whether counselling might be helpful for you please contact me by telephone or email.
I work to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy code of ethics and framework for good practice and follow its rules regarding confidentiality.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
Supervision & training
As a supervisor I draw upon over 20 years training and experience of working in a wide range of settings including the NHS, community counselling and family support services, higher education and private practice.