Evelyn Sharp MSc, MBACP (Accred). Counsellor & EMDR Trauma Therapist
Hello, I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor/psychotherapist and trauma therapist. If you have been impacted by stressful or traumatic life events, or are struggling with difficult thoughts or feelings, I can offer a compassionate and supportive approach for resolving your current distress. I am currently focusing my practice on providing EMDR, an highly effective trauma therapy which can provide immense relief from the unwanted images, feelings and thoughts associated with traumatic experiences. In response to COVID-19 I have received funding to offer a limited number of free sessions to keyworkers (e.g. medics, professional carers, support workers or others providing 'frontline' services). Please note these sessions are time-limited, normally to a maximum of eight sessions. Initial assessments will be completed to explore suitability for short-term therapy.
I am able to work with individual adults aged 18+. I am currently working online. I primarily use Zoom but I am happy to explore the use of alternate platforms too.
Training, qualifications & experience
I originally completed an MSc in Therapeutic Counselling with distinction at the University of Greenwich. This BACP accredited qualification is based on integrative therapy, which incorporates aspects of several counselling/psychotherapy approaches and places a high value on creating a trusting, non-judgmental and affirming therapeutic relationship. I completed further training in a range of specialised approaches including CBT, EMDR, solution focused therapy and creative therapy approaches. I am accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am a member of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland. I have worked for several years supporting those affected by trauma, including violence and abuse. My therapeutic practice is informed by a diverse work history in the charity, healthcare and education sectors. I am an LGBT affirmative practitioner.
Registered / Accredited
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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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Trauma/stress/distress related to COVID-19
My standard fees are £50-£60 per 50 minute session. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, I am offering a small number of free, funded spaces for frontline keyworkers. These sessions are provided on a time-limited basis.
Concessions offered for
In response to COVID-19 I have receive funding to offer a very small number of free sessions to frontline keyworkers. These sessions are time-limited and subject to assessment for suitability.