Sharon Barrett-Legg, FD Couns, DipCouns, Cert HSC (Open), MBACP
What can you expect from my counselling? A safe environment in which you can expect to be listened to and not judged. To gain the best from these sessions, weekly appointments are more beneficial. You can decide after each session if you wish to have a further appointment. Counselling sessions are very much driven by your needs as an individual. ** Please note that I can offer both evening and Saturday appointments*** Skype or home visits for those unable to leave their homes due to disability or mental health problems.
My areas of speciality are around anxiety disorders, depression, PTSD, OCD and phobias. I have a more directive style of counselling which I would include CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) Mindfulness and talking therapies.
I am also available for workshops to advise staff in the work place with mental health awareness and coping stratergies.
My main training has been in Brief Therapy within the NHS within this role I actively use CBT and coping mechanisms in range of areas such as Trauma, PTSD, OCD, anxiety, stress and depression. I am also Cruse bereavement trained and have worked with a local children's hospice as a volunteer. Having spent many years working in the commercial sector at a senior level it has given me a unique insight into the anxiety and stress that such roles can create and I am well placed to support those in such roles.
The number of counselling sessions are very much driven by the client and your needs, initially 6 sessions are offered but this may need to be extended or reduced as required, all dependant on your individual needs. Feel free to call me for a no obligation chat if you wish to explore further.
I aim to support you in dealing with the issues that work life balance can bring with such roles. Allowing you to be more effective, understanding the triggers which cause your issues and the methods with which to deal with them on a daily basis. I am able to travel to offices or have sessions via Skype/telephone counselling. I work within the ethical framework as laid out by the BACP of which I am a registered member.
Training, qualifications & experience
Open University Foundation Degree in Counselling, CPCAB DipCouns, Cert HSC (open), Registered member of BACP and an Accredited Member of the NCS. I am also Cruse bereavement trained and have worked with people to support them in their grieving process. Diplomas in CBT and Mindfulness.
As part of my qualifications I was in placement in the Primary Care Counselling and Psychological unit within Kent, working with brief therapy supporting clients with anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement and traumatic events.
Through this and my life's experience, I have worked with people from all walks of life and culture.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
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Sessions of up to an hour at a cost £40. Student Counsellor rates are available. Number of sessions are dependant on your needs. Evening and Saturday appointments available. As of October I will also be providing supervision free to newly qualified counsellors.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible working hours evening and weekends available. I offer home visits for those who are unable either physically or due to mental health issues to come to my practice
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|