Hello, my name is Sharon, I have a vast experience within the Counselling/Psychotherapy field for more than 18 years. Previous to this, I have been working within the Health Sector.
I hold a private practice based within a holistic environment, in the beautiful surroundings of The Forest of Dean, which I draw upon offering a unique package of care for the individual as a whole, connecting to the physical, intellectual/mental, emotional and spiritual parts, bringing together and creating balance.
My core model of training is the Cognitive Behavioural, although I draw upon other theories to offer an Integrated and Eclectic Approach to my practice. I work with the relationship and offer to meet the needs of the unique individual.
My service will offer you a professional, confidential and unique opportunity to explore, in a safe and secure therapeutic environment.
I offer acceptance at core, and believe that this is the key to the cycle of healing, change, growth and serenity.
My specialised subjects range from bereavement and loss, working within the Addiction field, working with Addictions, Eating Disorders, Co-Dependency & 12 Step programmes.
Training, qualifications & experience
Full Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Member of AIP (Independent Practitioners)
Member of CCYP (Children and Young People)
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Counselling Studies
Further Training Certificates:
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Cert. Jungian Psychology
Cert. Adolescent States of Mind
Cert. Creative Approaches
Cert. Attachment Theory
Cert. Borderline Personality Disorder
Cert. Self Harm
Cert. Addictions Counselling
Cert. Family Mediation
Cert. Psychodynamic Perspectives on Bodily Illness
Cert. Narcissism and its Remedy
Cert. Shame and Spirituality
Cert. Sex Therapy
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Child, Young Adult and Family Therapy
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
Low Self Esteem/Confidence
My experience has been within a variety of settings, including Schools, Colleges, Universities, Agencies, Non-Government Organisations, Addiction and Eating Disorder Units, GP practices and Private Practice. I work with groups, couples, individuals and families. My experience of working has been with adults, elderly, young people and children, both male and female.
I run regular workshops and personal development groups on topics such as:
Adults of Childhood Abuse
Womens Group (themed)
The therapy and Groups take place at Harts Barn, Longhope, Gloucestershire, GL17 0QD