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Carol C Sharp Psychological Services

London W1G & Watford WD24
07967 527811 07967 527811 07967 527811 07967 527811 Registered / Accredited

About me

With over twenty five years experience as a psychological therapist, trauma debriefer and clinical supervisor working in such institutions as the Metropolitan Police and private practice, clients receive a very professional, empathic and non-judgemental therapeutic experience. A safe space to explore their struggles, to find their own internal resolutions and to enhance their resilience and wellbeing. (Snr. Accredited MBACP)

Psychological Therapy/Counselling

I have extensive experience of working with individuals, couples and families who have been impacted by such difficulties as:

  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Eating Disorders - anorexia - bulimia - compulsive eating
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Sexual and Physical Abuse
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Work Related Stress
  • Driving Phobias - accident or non-accident related
  • Organisational and Criminal Investigation
  • Hospital Negligence Cases
  • Self Harm
  • Bereavement
  • Sexual Assault
  • Self Confidence/Self Esteem
  • Identity
  • Sexuality

in the following institutions:

- Metropolitan Police - providing psychological therapy and crisis
  intervention services to police officers and police staff
- British Transport Police - psychological therapy post 7/7 London Bombings
- Bedfordshire Police and Probation Service - an innovative rehabilitation
  programme for prolific offenders
- Signpost - a young people's counselling resource
- Chessbrook School - an educational resource for children struggling in
  mainstream school
- Watford Women's Centre - a resource for women in domestic abusive
  relationships
- Private Practice

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc. Investigative Forensic Psychology
EMDR Clinician Level Four
Diploma in Clinical Supervision of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
Diploma (PG) Humanistic Counselling
Diploma in Therapeutic Coaching
Certificate (PG) Systemic Therapy
Certificate in the Study of Trauma From An Analytical Perspective
Trauma Debriefer

Senior Accredited BACP Counsellor & Psychotherapist.


British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists Workplace Journal Article
www.bacpworkplace.org.uk/journal.php

BBC - Radio 4 - Woman's Hour
www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/2002_49_mon_04

Journalist's account of overcoming driving phobia
http://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/2002/oct/20/features.review37

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

Driving phobia - driving anxiety - accident and non accident related

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Specialist Psychological Therapy/Counselling

- Therapy for individuals, couples and families

- Trauma Therapy - EMDR and Talking Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

- Post Incident Debriefing - Major Disaster or Single
  Experience

- Driving Rehabilitation - Post Accident or Phobia Related

- Clinical Supervision - Individual, Group and Organisational Teams

- Workplace Wellbeing and Resilience Building


Fees:

£75.00 - £125.00 per session      

Individuals, Couples, Families and Groups

Member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists - Snr. Accredited

Further information

I have worked extensively in numerous major disasters, including New York immediately post 9/11, Paddington rail crash, 7/7 London bombings, Tottenham riots and many more as well as with individuals dealing with the aftermath of such experiences as sexual abuse, road accidents or other life threatening experiences.

Trauma Debriefing

A process to identify and diffuse any excessive feelings, as a result of being in attendance or affected by an incident or disaster, enabling the individual or organisation to regain normal functioning as quickly as possible.

Research shows that debriefing individuals and teams after a traumatic event can help to reduce the likelihood of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Anyone of us maybe called upon to provide assistance to people involved in traumatic incidents of varying degrees of severity, become a witness to such events or encounter similar trauma in our own personal lives.

Trauma Therapy

A safe space for one to externalise thoughts, feelings, fears and emotions about the impact of that traumatic experience; to grieve for what has been lost; to heal from the psychological impact of the event and to enhance one's own internal resilience and resources.

EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing - is a unique and effective method used for clients who have symptoms of trauma and is recommended by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) as the most effective treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Driving Rehabilitation Programme

This unique and bespoke driving rehabilitation programme is tailored made for each individual and has been truly life changing for previous clients. The service, which has proven to be a valuable resource to the medical and legal profession for personal injury cases, is conducted by two professionals working jointly with the client. Each professional has an expertise in their own field of psychotherapy and driver training.

We provide expert training and practical coaching integrated with psychological support for individuals who have developed a fear of driving or being driven as a result of a motor vehicle collision, as well as, for individuals who have developed a driving phobia or anxiety which is non-accident related.

With both professionals working jointly with the client, this dual approach of tackling the paralysing fear that people experience in such circumstances, allows the client to gain an understanding of their fear/phobia, work through the psychological effects of their experience and undertake a driving rehabilitation programme in a motor vehicle, in a live environment, with accompanied practical support. This, ultimately, enables the individual to be free of their driving fears as well as gaining enhanced driving skills, road awareness and driver knowledge. (Price on Application)

Clinical Supervision

Supervision provides a confidential, supportive and reflective space for counsellors and psychotherapists in which to develop and enhance one's professional and personal skills and to explore the impact of client work on oneself.

I have over fifteen years experience of providing clinical supervision to individual therapists in private practice, organisational staff teams and group supervision.

I am currently providing clinical supervision to:

Bedfordshire Police and Probation Services
Hertfordshire County Council                                                                                     Children and Families Services                                                                                         St Albans District Council
Therapists working in private practice

MSc. Investigative Forensic Psychology
EMDR Clinician
Diploma in Clinical Supervision of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
Diploma (PG) Humanistic Counselling
Diploma in Therapeutic Coaching
Certificate (PG) Systemic Therapy
Certificate in the Study of Trauma From An Analytical Perspective
Trauma Debriefer

Senior Accredited BACP Counsellor & Psychotherapist.

1-7 Harley Street
London
W1G 9PA

Eclipse House
Sandown Road
Off Bushey Mill Lane
Watford
Herts
WD24 7AE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I offer daytime and evening appointments Mondays and Tuesdays.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

Clinical Supervision.

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