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Merie Sharman BA (Hons); FdA Degree., MBACP-Snr Accred

About me

I have worked for many years within the community with the visually and physically handicapped. I have work experience  with grief and bereavement and  end of life challenges and continue this interest at the local Hospice and Youth Agency. I work with The Royal Borough Council as an Advocate to support vulnerable as well as individuals with learning difficulties to have their voices heard.

There are times when we lose direction or focus and become overwhelmed by issues that affect our lives and relationships. People seek counselling for a variety of reasons; what is impacting on their lives and to discover their potential.  I will work with you to explore the issues that are causing pain, stress, anxiety and depression, that feeling of helplessness, being alone.  We will look at ways to move forward to realise your potential, overcoming the issues that are causing stumbling blocks to regain the joy of living.

My approach to counselling has a Person-centred and Humanistic foundation as well as Integrative Work Practice, bringing together diverse skills from other approaches and philosophies which inform and support my practice.  My work allows me to support individuals through various issues, for short or long-term work.

I have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds; different cultures; nationalities; occupations; age; religion; sexual orientation as well as the wholeness of the individual - the importance of Being.

Site:-

Old Windsor is within a radius of approximately 6 miles Maidenhead, Slough, Bray, Burnham, Eton, Windsor,  Sunninghill, Sunningdale, Ascot, Wentworth, Englefield Green, Egham, Staines TW18, close to the M25, M4, M3 and A3.

(free street parking available)

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling as well as a FdA Degree in Humanistic Counselling both accredited and recognised BACP courses.  I have been involved in bereavement counselling for some years and hold a Certificate in Bereavement and continue my work within the local Hospice.  I have worked  with 'Child in Contact' Service; when adult relationships breakdown with children involved (Cafcass).  Over many years, using my therapeutic skills, I have supported Windsor and Maidenhead Counselling Agency that is acknowledged and supported for it's service to the community by The Royal Borough of Maidenhead and Windsor.    I have extended my practice by working in partnership with Slough Mencap, supporting those with Learning Difficulties.  I am aware that mobility may restrict therefore, I am prepared to do home visits.

I am a Registered and Accredited Member of the BACP with regular supervision as well as following an ongoing programme of Continued Professional Development.   This allows me to bring up-to-date information to support my clients and my work practice. 

I have a social background working for many years within the community as an outreach worker in the Slough/Langley/Bracknell areas supporting groups; some with learning disabilities, visually and physically handicapped, and have been actively a counsellor for several years.

Member organisations

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

  • Counselling: from £60.00 (50 minutes)  -  with discretion on financial status through negotiation.


One to One sessions, couples and family groups through negotiation

Home visits can be arranged through negotiation.

24 hour cancellation notice of appointment will be required otherwise, fee will be expected to cover the cancellation.

Further information

My practice is based on confidentiality, respect, acceptance, non-judgemental, trust, genuineness, empathic understanding and a belief in the client's own inbuilt resources.  I firmly believe in the Client's Autonomy ,the importance of Being and work supporting and exploring the issues that have brought them to counselling in a compassionate manner.

Life can be painful at times; don't continue to suffer anxieties/depression that are stopping you from realising your potential and living life harmoniously. Understand the impact that these issue have on your life and what is causing pain.

Life's ups and downs may threaten to throw you off course; sometimes you have to put your own needs first -   it's not selfish, it's about self-care understanding your own worth;  yes, you are valued!

Why not phone, make contact and get out of life what you deserve.  Help yourself through exploration to relieve the issues that have brought you to counselling in a safe, non-judgemental and contained confidential environment.

Old Windsor
Windsor
SL4

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 Unspecified

Availability

I am available on email/text any time when I will respond as quickly as possible.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Merie Sharman BA (Hons); FdA Degree., MBACP-Snr Accred

Merie Sharman BA (Hons); FdA Degree., MBACP-Snr Accred