Elise Sharp

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(BACP Registered Member)
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Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am fully qualified, friendly counsellor with a calm, gentle manner. I am here to listen to you.  I offer a FREE initial telephone call (up to 30 mins) if you would like an informal chat to find out a bit more. 

Face to face sessions available in a lovely private room in Huddersfield. Telephone and video call sessions also available.

Life affects us all in different ways and sometimes we just feel we are struggling. Counselling can help. When we feel lost, anxious or stuck, counselling offers a space to offload, to work through difficult thoughts and feelings and to find ways to deal with the things that are troubling us.

Sessions with me are safe and confidential. I offer a non-judgmental listening ear so you can talk in private, away from your usual daily life. I work at your pace. We are all different and have different ways of dealing with things so I will always value you for the unique individual that you are and therefore help you find what works best for you.

How counselling can help

Everyone is different and therefore everyone needs something different from counselling. There are many reasons why people seek counselling. It could be anything from troubling feelings, difficult relationships, low self-esteem to bullying, bereavement or just not feeling quite yourself. Whatever the reason, counselling gives you space away from your usual daily life, a chance to step away, breathe and be you. Being able to talk to someone in private, away from friends and family, and tell them your struggles can often bring a sense of relief. Exploring your thoughts and feelings with a counsellor can help you to make sense of them, to understand them and to ultimately have a greater understanding of yourself so that you can move forward in the way you want.

How I work

I am a person-centred counsellor which means that I work at your pace by giving you space to share as much or as little as you like. It is up to you what you want to talk about, the space is yours. I work with you to find the way that works best for you. I will be alongside you as you explore your thoughts and feelings, helping you to reflect as you go along. This way of working can help you to untangle the difficulties you are facing without any pressure. In your own time, you can gently find ways to ease the struggle.

I recognise that deciding to come to counselling can be a difficult and daunting decision. I understand that the idea of sharing your private thoughts and feelings may leave you feeling nervous or vulnerable. I have a calm, gentle and warm manner so that you can feel comfortable and safe. Whatever it is you choose to share, I will not judge you. I will value and respect you for who you are. I will not direct or advise you but instead I will listen, giving you space and time to find your unique way forward. We all respond differently to different situations so it is important that you feel valued for who you are in your counselling sessions and that you feel you can find a way through the things that are troubling you in a way that works for YOU.

FREE initial consultation for 30 minutes (telephone), giving you the opportunity to share a bit about what you are going through and find out what counselling might be like, no obligation to book any further sessions if it doesn't feel right for you. I have been a client myself so I know it can be daunting to start counselling, please feel free to be in touch with concerns and questions. 

Limited number of discounted sessions for people on low income and counselling students. Please contact me for more details  elisebecounselling@outlook.com  07714554396.

Training, qualifications & experience

My experience

I have worked with clients ranging from 18 years of age to over 60. Some of the issues I have worked with include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bullying
  • Bereavement
  • Low self esteem
  • Lack of confidence
  • Relationship difficulties with partners, children, work colleagues, parents, friends, neighbours.
  • Marriage difficulties
  • Abuse
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Anger
  • Avoidance
  • Childhood issues


Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£30.00 - £40.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a free initial telephone consultation lasting up to 30 mins with no obligation to book any further sessions after this.

Sessions last 50 minutes and are charged at £40 a session. Discounts are available for people on low income and also for counselling students. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Availability on Monday and Thursday between 11 and 2. 

Saturday morning slots available.

Some evening sessions available, please contact me for details. 

Further information

As I am currently working part time, I may not always answer my phone immediately but if you leave a message with your name and number, I will get back to you within 24hrs.

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Unfortunately, the premises where I offer face to face is up a flight of stairs. If you have mobility needs, please be in touch, I can try to find a different room or help you find a therapist who does have a ground floor, wheel chair accessible room.


Elise Sharp
Elise Sharp