Charlotte Sharp (MBACP) Children (age 10+), Adolesents and Adults. Supervisor
What to expect within Adults and Adolescents Counselling.
The most important part of the therapy is often the relationship between therapist and client and it is important that you feel comfortable and trust your instincts when choosing someone to talk to. I offer the core conditions in counselling, meaning I will provide a safe, confidential place to explore your thoughts and feelings in a non-judgmental and accepting environment.
Short and long term therapy are available for individual and couples. My style of counselling is integrative, meaning I draw on different counselling theories tailoring the sessions to the clients needs.
I also offer Coaching, these sessions are more direct and solution focused. Allowing you to explore and find different coping skills.
Please visit my website for more information.
My Practice is based at my home address, in a peaceful summerhouse at the bottom of the garden.
What to expect within Children's and adolescent's Counselling.
I hold a Level 4 certificate in Children's Counselling through the Charity Place2Be. I really enjoy working children and teenagers (age 10+) and through my years of working with this age range, I have adapted my practice by using a range of approaches, including understanding the teen brain to met the demands of todays world.
I gauge every session on how the child/teenager would like the therapy to proceed. The child and I are equals in the room. Some children like the direct approach to just talk while colouring or playing, this can include counselling/couching and mentoring in the session and some children like to use metaphors to allow their feelings to come through. Either is fine and I keep the space safe to allow them to do so.
The the first session, I allow the parent in. This gives you a chance to meet me and you can ask any questions you may have and help your child to adapt to what therapy will be like for them. Most children I have met, feel more secure when this happens in the first session. As all sessions are confidential, I will only update you if I have a concern or the child expresses they want you to know something. Sessions are 50 Minutes unless we decide in the assessment that your child would find it hard to engage for this length of time. I will then adjust the time and the fee to suit them. After this session, I encourage you and your child/teenager to go away from this session and talk about whether I am the right person for them to work with. This is the first part of allowing your child to feel in control and have a voice that is being heard.
Please be aware that I do not have a waiting room. I hold a full DBS, follow the Child Protection regulations and attend regular safeguarding courses.
We will have an initial assessment session of 50 minutes, in which we can explore whether what I offer is appropriate for you or your child.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (registration number 152552).
Bus Routes 229 and 269
5 Minute walk from Albany Park Station
Training, qualifications & experience
In the past I have been affiliated with the London Based Homicide team for Victim Support. I support bereaved families through complex trauma and upcoming Court Cases. I also worked with Victim Support in the aftermath of Terrorist attacks, supporting victims through telephone support.
Working with Children of all ages I have in the past supporting Children in Care as well as working 2 days a week as a Family Support Worker in a Kent school.
Pam Nell Supervision Diploma - completion July 2018
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
CPCAB Level 4 Counselling Children through Play.
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling.
CPCAB Level 2 Intermediate Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling
Working with Young People and Children with SEN
Understanding the Autism spectrum
Health & Social care
Certificate in Counselling Couples
Certificate in Family Therapy
I regularly attend additional training and professional development in order to increase my knowledge and to further develop my skills as a counsellor and to improve my practice.
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
£50 a session one to one
£65 a session Couples
£40 a session for counselling Students
£45 an hour Supervision
Days and evenings