Rosie Sharp

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Bingley BD16 & Shipley BD18
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I’m Rosie and I’m a person-centred counsellor with an emphasis on self-compassion and taking positive action. I have a particular interest in working with depression and anxiety. In our sessions, you are free to discuss whatever feels important that day. You lead and I follow, offering my warmth, empathy, experience and knowledge to support you and give insight when needed. I draw from different tools and theories, including those from CBT,  Compassion-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Transactional Analysis.

Why Choose Counselling?

You may be struggling to manage your feelings just now. Perhaps you’re at a crossroads, perhaps there are things in your past that are affecting your present. It could be that you just feel you could be functioning better than you currently are. There are lots of reasons that might bring you to this point of seeking counselling but I believe passionately that change is possible. I understand it can feel a big leap to reach out, but a friendly and approachable face is here to face it with you.

Our Initial Meeting

In our initial 15-minute, free phone or online consultation, you can briefly tell me why you are considering counselling and it gives you an opportunity to assess whether you think I might be the right person to help you. You are free to ask any questions you may have, and, if you want to proceed, we will talk about when and how often to meet and potentially how long for. If I feel I don't have a specific expertise for you to truly get the best out of counselling, I'll let you know and try to help identify someone who is.I always try to be flexible with arrangements, recognising that work and commitments can impact on our work from week to week. After our chat, I will email you a copy of our contract and, if you agree, we are ready for our first session!

How Counselling Can Help

There is a saying in the counselling world - "I never promised you a rose garden." It alludes to the fact that change is rarely easy. Even, or especially, the kind we know in our hearts is needed. And the process of discovering more about ourselves can be challenging, but it can also be freeing and inspiring also. It can open us up to new experiences, fresh insight, healing and acceptance. I offer you my warmth and knowledge of mental health and provide you with a safe space to explore your feelings and concerns. We will work together to take steps towards achieving your counselling goals - this could include exploring your thoughts, experiences, circumstances and feelings. It may include considering different perspectives, identifying alternative ways of thinking and new coping strategies. It won't always be easy, but the rewards of self-knowledge can be life-changing, and healing. 

Issues I Work With 

Abuse, anxiety, bereavement, depression, health-related issues, LGBTQ+ issues, loss, menopause and post-partum mental health, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, self-harm, stress and work-related issues.

About Me

I have a degree in psychology and worked in education for many years. I am married with two children and I find that yoga, walking, writing, gardening and watching good tv and films keep me happy and well. Some days I feel strong and whole, others I feel scattered and fragile. I’m human, just like you. But I have learnt how to really listen and help others commit to living a fuller, more rewarding life.

I offer face to face, online and telephone therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment, online training with Carolyn Spring
  • SEG Awards ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Wakefield College
  • SEG Awards ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills, Keighley College
  • I have a degree in Psychology, University of Liverpool
  • Registered member of the BACP.
  • I have undergone subsequent CPD in Compassion-Focused Therapy, LGBTQ clients in therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and a Problem-Management approach to helping. I am passionate about lifelong learning and development and am continuously enhancing my knowledge and skills through formal and informal CPD.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Bingley, West Yorkshire, BD16

Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams