Sharon Blight Person-Centred Counsellor MBACP (Accred) Specialising Couples Work
I am an experienced counsellor offering person centred counselling from a quiet location close to the centre of Bexhill. I specialise in couples counselling and am also happy to work with individuals. As well as face to face I offer online and telephone counselling (online only for couples)
I have significant experience with working with bereavement and specifically bereavement by suicide. I have also worked extensively with individuals experiencing suicidal ideation and their loved ones. Equally I have worked in many others areas including supporting individuals to cope with anxiety and depression and those affected by substance misuse.
I provide a safe, non-judgemental environment where you are able to explore feelings and thoughts. If you would like to know more about counselling and what I offer please look at my website; www.bexhillcounselling.com.
There are many life events that may bring an individual to counselling these might include loss (including bereavement), addiction issues, relationship problems and many more. Often it can be difficult to talk to family and friends; maybe you feel that they don’t understand or maybe you just don’t want to burden them. Talking to someone independent who is not involved in the situation can be beneficial and can make the situation easier to bear.
Working as a couple in counselling can be hard work but very rewarding. In relationships, patterns can be formed that are unhelpful to making positive changes and living happy lives. I help you to work on how to communicate more effectively and to break some of the harmful habits that you may have formed over your time together.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications/training include;
FdSc Person Centred Counselling
Certificate in DUO counselling - working with couples and families
PGCE teaching qualification
St Michaels Hospice Bereavement training
nocn Drug and Alcohol Training
My experience includes;
Working in private practice dealing with general issues
Working one to one and as a group facilitator
Couples therapy experience
Bereavement therapy work with adults and children
Substance misuse (alcohol) one to one and group therapy
Course Lead in Higher Education Counselling at East Sussex College
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.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
One to one sessions, based at our residential address (50mins) £40*
Couples session based at our residential address (50mins) £55
Half hour initial session Free
We would ask that payment is always made on arrival at the session. We ask that if you need to cancel an appointment that you give at least 24 hours’ notice. If you are unable to do so we reserve the right to charge you for the session.
* Reduced rates for students on a recognised course
I can offer flexible appointments including evening and weekend appointments