Margaret (Sharon) Curry) MBACP (Accred)

Margaret (Sharon) Curry) MBACP (Accred)

Castle Eden
County Durham
TS27

Chester-Le-Street
Durham
DH3

01429821613 / 07983975789

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About me

About me:

Hi My name is Sharon. I have over 20 years of counselling experience. I work to create a safe space for us to; gain a shared understanding of your world; to tap into your wisdom and inner resources; to know how, together, we can be best effective in moving you forward; and to create positive change in emotion, thought and behaviour.

My first encounter with counselling was as a client; I remember how nervous I was, wondering how a stranger could help me. My personal experience changed my life in the most positive way and gave me faith in the counselling relationship and process, and that real change is achievable.

My ethos and theoretical essence is based in Person-Centred model and my approach is integrative being strengthened by studying and gaining skills and knowledge of several theoretical disciplines. I believe this is important because no two people are the same, and therapy shouldn’t be one size fits all. I work with individuals toward meeting their own needs physical, cognitive, emotional, creative and spiritual wellbeing.

Please feel free to call or email me for a free initial conversation and to book our first consultation: We begin with an assessment appointment to explore how suitable counselling is for you and for you to see if I am the right counsellor for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training:

  • Masters Degree: Counselling Studies. University of Durham - 1999
  • BA (Hons) Combined: Social science: Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology. University of Durham 1998
  • Certificate in Counselling Theory & Practice: Counselling Skills; Personal Development
  • Certificate in Counselling: Understanding and Application of Counselling Skills
  • Certificate: Family Systemic Therapy
  • Certificate in Thought Field Therapy
  • Certificate in Completion of CBT
  • Certificate in Life Coaching Skills and Theory
  • Certificate in Hypnotherapy
  • Certificate Aromatherapy Massage Therapy
  • Certificate in Anatomy & Physiology

Experience:

I have experience working in: Private Practice; NHS Primary Care (GP Practices); Educational -Primary School, Secondary School and University; Voluntary Sector - CRUSE Bereavement Care; Stroke Association; Survivors of Sexual Abuse Charities; Also in Facilitating Groups and workshops

I have vast experience in working with an array of issues including:

  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Anticipatory grief
  • End of life
  • Chaniges / Loss of Health
  • Carer support
  • Childhood sexual abuse
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Family issues
  • Cross cultural issues
  • Ongoing Challenging situations/decision making
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life coaching
  • Study Skills
  • Sleep regulation
  • Relaxation
  • and more

Membership and Accountability:

MBACP(Accred)

I adhere to the codes of practice and ethics set out by my professional body British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy; I am an accredited and registered member. I hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate and have Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Fees: £40.00 per 50 minute session. £30 for initial assessment, atCastle Eden & £45 per session at Chester-le-Street

Appointments: I work from rented offices across the locality: TS27 near A19 with free parking, only 15 mins from Sunderland, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough and Durham;  DH3 close to A1 car parking fee apply; and from home DH3 mid point between A19 and Durham free street parking. Therefore I am able to offer flexible appointments to suit your work /life commitments.

In some situations home visits maybe arranged (generally for disabled, infirm or elderly clients) call for further information)

Please feel free to call or email me for a free initial conversation and to book our first consultation: We begin with an assessment appointment to explore how suitable counselling is for you and for you to see if I am the right counsellor for you.

Maps & Directions

Castle Eden, TS27
Chester-Le-Street, DH3

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible at Castle Eden

Availability

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday Evening sessions are negotiable

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme