Sharon Billingsley (Counselling Contacts) Registered MBACP. Adv.Dip Coun. CISM
21A Marsland Road
It’s important that the environment you step into feels safe, in order for you to explore issues or difficulties which can often be sensitive or private. My calm, warm, welcoming approach helps to create such an environment, and will put you at ease before therapy commences.
I’m fully qualified, with a number of year’s experience working with people with a vast range of difficulties, and from varying backgrounds. My core approach is person centred, but I also draw from other approaches if there is benefit.
We all suffer from certain amounts of stress throughout our lives. Most of the time we find ways of coping and are able to bounce back. But sometimes that level of stress or the cumulative build-up of stress is too much, and can leave us feeling over-whelmed. One of the best ways we can start to move forward is by talking. This can help us to identify different ways of coping, and what needs to start to change.
I work with acute stress and trauma, often responding to the impact of critical incidents (CISM trained). Trauma affects us all differently, so I can help you to understand the impact this is having and help assist you in speeding up recovery from traumatic events.
I am comfortable working with most issues, but will be happy to arrange a free ½ hour introductory chat over the telephone to help decide if counselling is appropriate, and to help you decide you feel happy for us to proceed.
Training, qualifications & experience
Experience and work:
Trafford Bereavement and Palliative Care Service – Counselling individuals suffering from bereavement, loss or coming to terms with a terminal prognosis.
Employee Assistance Program – Counselling workplace staff with a wide range of issues, particularly the impact of workplace stress and trauma.
Working privately taking referrals for CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) – attending organisations in the aftermath of traumatic incidents.
My initial qualifications in counselling provided me with an Advanced Level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
Continued training courses include:
Counselling for Bereavement and Loss, Group Crisis Intervention, Managing Critical Incidents in Work and an Advanced certificate in Safeguarding for Children.
Workshops have included:
Suicide intervention, mindfulness, working with photographs, working using metaphors, introduction to psycho-pharmacology, personality disorders and other mental health conditions.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Session fees -
- £45.00 per face to face session
- £35.00 per telephone session
- £35.00 per on-line session
Payment can be made via PayPal or BACS transfer.
- Session length – 50 mins
Please call me on 07810 128374, or email me to arrange a free introductory call or if you have any initial questions.
I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your interest and taking the time to read my profile.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|