Dr Michelle Sharp
BSc, MSc, DClinPsy, CPsychol HCPC Registered
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Hello and welcome to my profile. I am Michelle, a Clinical Psychologist with over 11 years of experience working within community mental health teams, inpatient and forensic settings. I am passion about supporting individuals to improve their psychological wellbeing and meet their goals for improved mental health.
I have significant experience working with individuals who have been affected by trauma and adverse life experiences, utilising a variety of evidence based treatment approaches. I have specialised in supporting individuals who suffer from anxiety disorders such a social anxiety; generalised anxiety; panic attacks; obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); phobias and health anxiety. I have also worked with people who are affected by mood disorders including depression and bipolar in addition to those who require support to understand and manage interpersonal difficulties and emotional dysregulation. Throughout my career I have worked with clients who experience these difficulties within the context of neurodiversity; including Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Intellectual Disabilities (ID).
I understand how overwhelming it can be to come along to therapy and I recognise the importance of proving you with a safe space to be open, draw upon your strengths and work collaboratively with you to understand your difficulties and your experiences of these. I am passionate about supporting you to feel empowered within therapy and ensuring a trusting, compassionate, non-judgemental therapeutic relationship to support your journey towards meeting your goals and reducing psychological distress. I integrate a variety of evidence based treatment approaches to support you to work through your difficulties and meet your individual needs.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me, or alternatively, you can explore my website for further information.
Training, qualifications & experience
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych)
Master of Science (MSc) in Forensic Psychology
Bachelor of Science (BSc) Psychology
I integrate a range of evidence-based treatment models to tailor your therapy to both your individual and therapeutic needs. These include but are not limited to: Schema Therapy; Compassion Focused Therapy; CBT; Trauma informed CBT; Adapted CBT for Neurodevelopmental disorders; DBT informed; CAT informed and Mindfulness practices.
I have significant experience working with individuals of all ages with a variety of mental health difficulties across a number of different inpatient and outpatient settings, both online and in person.
I have engaged in an array of post doctoral training courses and CPD events to continue to develop my skills and ensure that my practice is inline with the most up to date evidence based approaches.
Registered / Accredited
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£100.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
My fees are £100 per hour. I offer social care blue light workers, students, veterans, members of the armed forces and those on a low income a reduced rate to support therapy to be accessible to all, please contact me to discuss further.
I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation should you wish to discuss your needs and expectations, the services that I offer and consider whether I may be the right match for your needs.
When I work
I may have additional availability at certain times. Please contact me to discuss further.
At present I offer online appointments only. I understand for some this way of working may be unfamiliar and cause some anxiety, however feedback from clients suggests that there are many benefits to accessing therapy over the online video call platform. It reduces travel time and costs by allowing individuals to access therapy from the comfort of their own homes. It allows flexibility around timing and opportunities to access therapy from a space where you feel safe.
You will require adequate internet connection and a device with a camera and microphone. A quiet, confidential space will also allow you to get the most from your therapy appointment. This takes place over Cliniko, a secure patient management system via a link which is emailed to you.
If you have any questions relating to this method of contact please do not hesitate to get in touch.